Supporting the Nation's Judicial System & the Public it Serves


Seeking Applicants for the Reaching Rural Initiative

The Reaching Rural Initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the State Justice Institute (SJI), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Seeking Applicants! Application Deadline: December 15th, 2023.

We are seeking individual practitioners or cross-sector teams from the same community or region interested in adopting bold solutions and reimagining how diverse organizations and agencies with different missions can engage with one another to address the persistent challenge of substance use and misuse in rural communities.

The Reaching Rural Initiative is designed for rural agency leaders or mid-level professionals working in counties, cities, or tribes as justice, public safety, public health, or behavioral health practitioners. Applicants may apply to participate in the Reaching Rural initiative as an individual practitioner or as a member of a cross-sector team from the same community or region.

Read more here:

All application components must be submitted via
online application:
— Cross-Sector Team application link here: http://s.iir.

— Individual application link here:

All required application components must be submitted via online application no later than 5:00pm EST on December 15, 2023. Applicants will receive a notice of submission upon completion of the online application.

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