U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
05/18/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments for initiatives to improve outcomes for individuals with mental illness within the justice system. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies in partnering with mental health agencies and reduce crime and recidivism associated with people with mental illnesses. BJA will only accept applications that demonstrate the proposed project will be administered jointly by an agency with responsibility for criminal or juvenile justice activities and a mental health agency.
The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) supports cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses (MI) or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the justice system. This program supports public safety efforts through partnerships with social services and other organizations that will enhance responses to people with MI and CMISA.
The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program offers grants to help entities prepare comprehensive plans to implement collaboration programs that target qualified offenders and promote public safety and public health. Specifically, per the authorizing statute, grants awarded under this program shall be used to create or expand:
BJA is seeking applicants under the following three specific purpose areas. For any of the purpose areas, the applicant must propose programming that is consistent with the goals of the authorizing legislation:
Objectives, Deliverables, and more information about purpose areas can be found at https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17114.pdf#page=5.
Priorities can be found at https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17114.pdf#page=6.
GrantWatch ID#: 180548
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Award Ceiling: $750,000
- Period of performance start date: October 1, 2020
- Period of performance duration: Up to 36 months
BJA may, in certain cases, provide additional funding in future years to awards made under this solicitation, through continuation awards. OJP will consider, among other factors, OJP’s strategic (programmatic and policy) priorities, a recipient’s overall management of the award, and progress of award-funded work, when making continuation award decisions.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline:
Phone: 800-518-4726 / 606-545-5035
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