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Grants to Establish and Expand Jail Diversion

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.243
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 5, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
David Morrissette, PhD, LCSW

For grants management or budget questions:
Gwendolyn Simpson


Through this program, SAMHSA provides grants to establish or expand programs that divert adults with a serious mental illness or a co-occurring disorder from the criminal justice system to community-based services prior to arrest and booking. Special consideration will be given to applicants proposing to use grant funding to support early diversion services for veterans.

A list of required activities is provided in the application instructions.

SAMHSA intends to make an equitable distribution of awards among the geographical regions of the U.S., including urban and rural populations.


Eligible applicants are:

  • States and territories
  • Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, including counties, cities, towns, and villages
  • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $330,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 8
Anticipated total available funding: $2,751,000

The federal share of funding for this grant may not exceed 75% of the total cost of each annual budget period. Non-federal contributions may be cash or in-kind.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Tagged as
Community and faith-based initiatives · Criminal justice system · Human services · Mental health · Mental health conditions · Substance use and misuse · Veterans

Organizations (2)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, view details

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