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Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.745
Sponsors
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Deadlines
Jul 15, 2019
Contact

Office of Justice Programs Response Center:
grants@ncjrs.gov
800.851.3420
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Purpose

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). Applications must describe how the proposed program will address opioid abuse reduction.

There are 3 categories of grants supported under the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grant program.

  • Category 1: Collaborative county approaches to reducing the prevalence of individuals with MI and CMISA in jail: Grantees awarded Category 1 awards will demonstrate a system-wide coordinated approach to safely reduce the prevalence of individuals with MI and CMISA in local jails.
  • Category 2: Strategic planning for law enforcement and mental health collaboration: Grantees awarded Category 2 awards will design their community's law enforcement mental health collaboration strategy to improve responses to, and connections to services for, people with mental health and co-occurring disorders.
  • Category 3: Planning, implementation, and expansion: Grantees awarded Category 3 awards will implement targeted mental health and justice system interventions to address the needs of individuals with MI and CMISA or expand upon well-established mental health and justice system collaboration strategies to address the needs of individuals with mental health disorders and to improve public safety.

Specific project deliverables under each category are provided in the application instructions.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Units of local government
  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding
  • Category 1 awards:
    • Award ceiling: $300,000 for jurisdictions with populations fewer than 100,000
    • Project period: 2 years
  • Category 2 awards:
    • Award ceiling: $100,000
    • Project period: 2 years
  • Category 3 awards:
    • Award ceiling: $750,000
    • Project period: 3 years
  • Overall:
    • Estimated number of awards: 55
    • Estimated total program funding: $23,000,000
    • Required match: 20%
Application process

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

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



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