COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program


The FY20 Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program was closed at 7:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

See the COPS Office's Grants page for current funding opportunities.

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The COPS Office Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program is a competitive grant solicitation, open to state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures, in states with high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions.

Approximately $35 million in funding is available for FY 2020 AHTF. Each grant is three years (36 months) in duration, and there is no local match. Each grant recipient may receive a maximum of $4 million.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have primary authority over state seizures of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioids
  • have high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioids
  • use the funds for investigative purposes to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids

AHTF may not be used to fund treatment programs or to prosecute heroin and other opioids-related activities.

All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

Please Note: To apply for funding, applicants must have a DUNS number (DUNS numbers are required of all agencies requesting federal funding) and have an active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. SAM replaces the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database as the repository for standard information about federal financial assistance applicants, recipients, and subrecipients. Applicants must update or renew their SAM registration annually to maintain an active status.

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