About the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program (HIDTA)

The National HIDTA Program

Created by Congress in 1988, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program is a grant program administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) at the White House. The HIDTA Program coordinates and assists Federal, State, Local, and Tribal law enforcement agencies to address regional drug threats with the purpose of reducing drug trafficking and drug production in the United States. The HIDTA program oversees 33 regional HIDTAs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and the District of Colombia. A map of these HIDTAs is provided below.  

Learn more about the National HIDTA Program at  https://www.hidtaprogram.org/index.php.

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About the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)


The Office of National Drug Control Policy is a component of the Executive Office of the President.

Mission and Priorities

ONDCP leads and coordinates the nation’s drug policy so that it improves the health and lives of the American people.


ONDCP is responsible for the development and implementation of the National Drug Control Strategy and Budget. ONDCP coordinates across 19 federal agencies and oversees a $43 billion budget as part of a whole-of-government approach to addressing addiction and the overdose epidemic. ONDCP also provides hundreds of millions of dollars to help communities stay healthy and safe through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program and the Drug-Free Communities program.


The overdose crisis is an urgent priority for the Biden-Harris Administration. ONDCP works together with federal agencies, Congress, and communities across the country to reduce overdoses and save lives. The Administration’s inaugural National Drug Control Strategy outlines four near-term actions to prevent drug overdoses and poisonings:  

  1. Expand access to naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication

  2. Increase access to substance use treatment

  3. Disrupt drug trafficking operations

  4. Improve collection of timely and consistent drug policy data

 Learn more about actions the Biden-Harris Administration has taken to address addiction and the overdose epidemic.


 Read current articles about America’s drug threat in ONDCP’s briefing room: https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/briefing-room/.


The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Drug Control Data Dashboard

The ONDCP Drug Control Data Dashboard was mandated by Congress and provides a machine-readable and interactive collection of drug data from many sources. ONDCP compiles these data from primary data sources and works with data source agencies and organizations to regularly update the Dashboard. The Dashboard provides users the ability to search topics by year, agency, drug, and, to a limited degree, geographic location. Although data are available for many specific drug topics, some are incomplete or dated and in need of new or updated data and research.

Access the Drug Control Data Dashboard here:

The Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) Overdose Response Strategy: A Partnership Between HIDTA and the CDC Foundation

The mission of the ORS is to help communities reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses by connecting public health and public safety agencies, sharing information and pertinent intelligence and supporting innovative and evidence-based strategies. Learn more at https://orsprogram.org/.




Read the 2022 ORS Annual Report at