Drug Court Funding Sources
Local funding [+]
Creation of a local county ordinance pursuant to section 893.165, Florida Statutes to fund treatment programs. (County alcohol and other drug abuse treatment or education trust funds)
Section 796.07(6), Florida Statutes allows for the assessment of a $500 civil penalty for any person who violates section 796.07 (2)(f), F.S. resulting in a disposition other than acquittal or dismissal. Funds generated are for the sole purpose of funding the administrative costs of drug court programs.
Section 939.185, Florida Statutes authorizes counties to adopt a $65 court cost, part of which may go to fund the case management function of drug courts, pursuant to section 29.004, Florida Statutes and to fund juvenile alternative programs.
Funding through the local Board of County Commissioners.
Creation of a 501(c) (3).
Local coalitions and organizations.
Participant fees based on a sliding income scale.
State funding [+]
Treatment funding through state agencies such as the Department of Children and Families, Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Department of Corrections.
Federal funding [+]
Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, have grants for the implementation and enhancement of drug courts. These grants have been available to jurisdictions for adult drug courts only.
Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance are dispersed through the State. To get these funds, you must link with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on the State level to determine application dates and use of funds.
Drug Free Communities are funneled through the Office of National Drug Control Policy given to community coalitions who are trying to reduce substance abuse. To get access to these funds, you need to link with community coalitions.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Substance Abuse Block Grant dollars are allocated to states for substance abuse and treatment programs. This is an opportunity to develop a link with the State Health Departments and your treatment provider to access these funds.
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program are funds from the Office of National Drug Control Policy used to support state and local law enforcement agencies that has implemented programs to fight drug trafficking in high illegal drug areas. To access these funds; you need to collaborate with local law enforcement agencies that are receiving funds or are interested in going after these funds. You can use these funds for technology as well as treatment.
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program dollars are funneled through the state from the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. These dollars can be used for treatment for offenders in residential facilities that provides treatment for offenders.
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) is used to generate new knowledge about three aspects of substance abuse treatment. These funds can be used to expand or enhance programs/services and for research purposes. Two specific grants are the Comprehensive Community Treatment Program for the Development of New and Useful Knowledge in substance abuse treatment and HIV/AIDS, Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention programs. They provide free training on how to apply for their grants. SAMSHA also has funding through the "Access to Recovery Initiative," which is an initiative providing people seeking drug and alcohol treatment vouchers to pay for a range of appropriate community-based services.
SAMSHA-High Risk Youth funds are allocated to community programs for delinquent youth which includes those involved in the criminal justice system.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs (OJJDP) formula grants are given to states and localities to improve the juvenile justice system. Examples of programs that may qualify for this grant include delinquency prevention and treatment, community and juvenile drug use and dependency prevention.
Juvenile Accountability Block Grants are provided to organizations within the Juvenile Justice System. Drug courts are designated as one of the permissible uses for funds.
Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention Programs provides funds for local governments that implement programs for at-risk youth. Public and private agencies may form partnerships with local government to provide services. Examples of programs include recreational, mental health services and alcohol and substance abuse prevention services.
Drug Prevention Programs dollars are allocated to public and private non-profit programs to duplicate substance abuse prevention programs. This may be a resource for treatment providers to secure funding to provide services for the children of drug court participants.
Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities State Grant Programs are funded through the Department of Education and provide money to support state educational agencies and governor's offices for drug and violence programs. The National Grant is similar to the State Grants except that it provides awards to innovative substance abuse and violence prevention programs. To access these funds, the drug court will need to collaborate with the state educational agencies and/or local public and private agencies receiving funds from the governor.