ONDCP Model State Drug Laws

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Executive Office of the President, is seeking applications from a non-profit corporation that is described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under Section 501(a) of such Code, to:
(1) Advise States on

credit:


establishing laws and policies to address alcohol and other drug issues, based on the model State drug laws developed by the President’s Commission on Model State Drug Laws in 1993; and (2) Revise such model State drug laws and draft supplementary model State laws to take into consideration changes in the alcohol and drug abuse problems in the States involved.

Under ONDCP’s 2006 Reauthorization Act, the Director of National Drug Control Policy is authorized to enter into an agreement with a non-profit organization to “advise States on establishing laws and policies to address alcohol and other drug issues, based on the model State drug laws developed by the President’s Commission on Model State Drug Laws in 1993; and revise such model State drug laws and draft supplementary model State drug laws to take into consideration changes in the alcohol and drug abuse problems in the States involved.” See, Pub.

Law 109-469 (Dec.

29, 2006).

These statutory requirements comprise the core of the Model State Drug Laws Initiative, the purposes and requirements of the assistance provided under this notice of fund availability being more particularly described below.

ONDCP expects to award one Federal grant under the Model State Drug Laws Initiative, for a 2- year period, beginning approximately July 1, 201 7. The successful non-Federal entity (NFE) receiving the award will conduct research and analysis, provide technical assistance, and draft model legislation on current and emerging drug and alcohol-related issues.

The successful NFE receiving the award must also maintain a web-based resource center, accessible to the public, on state drug and alcohol laws and related statutes, policies and programs for use in advising States and associated groups on establishing laws and policies based on Model State Drug Laws.

Goals, Objectives and What the Government is Supporting The assistance provided under this award will support the NFE’s performance of the award and fulfillment of the following four performance areas:
• RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS • Conduct timely research and analysis on state drug and alcohol laws, policies, and programs pertaining to current and emerging drug and alcohol-related issues; • Describe and document processes use for determining which model laws should be developed and articulate criteria for prioritization and selection; and • Provide technical assistance in legislative and policy development in response to requests by interested members of the public, including persons representing legislative and other organizations.

• DRAFTING AND REVISING MODEL LEGISLATION • Draft model state drug and alcohol legislation to address current and emerging drug and alcohol related issues; and • Revise current model laws and/or draft supplementary legislation as deemed necessary.

• TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE • Provide on request and, only subject to a reasonable administrative charge, individual off-site technical assistance and follow-up assistance on model state drug and alcohol laws, policies, and programs to state and local officials, drug and alcohol professionals, behavioral health specialists, and other relevant parties.

If fees are charged, NFE must propose and provide rationale to the requestor for the fee structure.

Fees collected will not be considered as an offset to funds awarded under this funding opportunity.

• All technical assistance must be conducted by subject matter experts with documented experience drafting model drug and alcohol laws and extensive knowledge of state drug and alcohol legislative, policy, and program priorities.

• Documentation of all technical assistance must include, but is not limited to, the name and type of recipient, type of technical assistance, recipient feedback, and result of technical assistance.

Applicant should describe the mechanism and process for obtaining and documenting this information for program reports.

• MODEL STATE DRUG LAWS RESOURCE CENTER • Maintain a repository and web-based resource center on model state drug and alcohol laws, policies and programs, studies, maps, tables, and other drug and alcohol information that is easily downloadable and readily accessible to the public; • Publish relevant research and information online; • Develop and disseminate relevant state statutes and case law online, to the maximum extent possible, subject to any underlying copyright or other rights appertaining to such materials; case law may or may not be in the public domain and the NFE may have to abstract cases relevant to this award; and • Develop a schedule for timely distribution of state law reference documents and other materials to state and local officials, drug and alcohol professionals, and other interested parties.

Related Programs

Model State Drug Laws Initiative

Executive Office of the President


Agency: Office of National Drug Control Policy

Office: None

Estimated Funding: Not Available


Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Not Available

Additional Information of Eligibility:
ONDCP encourages applications from non-profit corporations with expert knowledge and extensive experience in conducting research and analysis, providing technical assistance, and drafting model state drug and alcohol laws, policies and programs as established by Public Law 109-469, Section 1105, and in accordance with the President’s Commission on Model State Drug Laws in 1993.

Current awardee is eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

Neither cost sharing nor matching are requirements for application eligibility.



Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
Shannon KellyPhone 2023955872skelly@ondcp.eop.gov

Agency Email Description:
email contact

Agency Email:
skelly@ondcp.eop.gov

Date Posted:
2017-03-31

Application Due Date:
2017-05-31

Archive Date:
2017-06-30


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