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Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.745
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Jun 22, 2021

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This program provides funding for states, tribes, and local governments to plan, implement or expand a criminal justice and mental health collaboration program. This will allow for a comprehensive response for people with mental illness (MI) and and co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA).

Program objectives include:

  • Enhance, expand, and operate mental health drop-off crisis stabilization treatment centers to support law enforcement, criminal justice agencies, and justice-involved individuals
  • Increase community capacity to provide mental health advocacy and wraparound services for justice-involved individuals with mental illness
  • Offer programmatic support and capacity building for criminal justice professionals, such as jails, courts and prosecutors
  • Provide community supervision for individuals with severe mental health needs at risk of recidivism

Priority consideration will be given to applications that promote civil rights, increase access to justice, support crime victims, protect the public from crime and evolving threats, and build trust between law enforcement and the community, as well as projects that are intended to benefit individuals who reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State and territorial governments
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Federally recognized Tribes
  • Mental health agencies
  • Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education

Applicants must demonstrate the proposed project will be administered jointly by an agency with responsibility for criminal or juvenile justice activities and a mental health agency.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $550,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 18
Estimated total program funding: $10,000,000

A 20% cash and/or in-kind matching contribution is required in years one and two of the grant. A 40% match is required in year three.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the June 22, 2021 deadline.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the July 6, 2021 deadline.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Criminal justice system · Illicit drug use · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse

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