Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP)

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) Overview

Signed into law on July 22, 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is the first major federal substance abuse treatment and recovery legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive legislative effort to address the opioid epidemic. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that encompass prevention and education efforts, effective responses to those affected by substance abuse, and services for treatment and recovery from addiction. The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) was developed as part of the CARA legislation. COAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to plan, develop, and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Statutory Authority

The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program was authorized by the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) (Public Law 114–198) and codified at 34 U.S.C. 10701 and Pub. L. No. 116-6, 133 Stat 13, 114.

Statewide Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Strategic Plan

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Eligible Entities

Eligible entities are municipalities, counties, and local jurisdictions in Arkansas. COAP funds are designated to support the local criminal justice components (i.e. local law enforcement departments and/or units) to combat the opioid crisis within their perspective jurisdiction.

Request for Application (RFA) COAP – Open For Submission

Request For Application (RFA) Submission:                        October 11 – November 10, 2023
RFA Due Date:                                                                         On or before November 10, 2023


RFA Announcement



Program Narrative_COAP 2019

Program Narrative_COSSAP 2020

COAP Subgrantee Workshop rescheduled to December 7 at 10:00. ( CLICK HERE TO JOIN MEETING )