COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program


The Fiscal Year 2021 Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program closed at 7:59 p.m. EDT on June 10, 2021.

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The 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 2021 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.

The Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program is open to all:

State Law Enforcement Agencies

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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Questions? For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at or 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern time (ET) Monday to Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.


    For programmatic and general assistance with the solicitation requirements, contact the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or by email at The Response Center’s hours of operation are Monday–Friday (except U.S. Federal Government holidays; see from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The Response Center will remain open on the solicitation closing date until 7:59 p.m. EDT.

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