Description: The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program seeks to increase public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system. BJA is seeking applications that demonstrate a collaborative project between criminal justice and mental health partners from eligible applicants to plan, implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program. This program is authorized by the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 (MIOTCRA) (Pub. L. 108-414) and the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-416).
Funding Title: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
Agency Name: Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Target Population: Adults and/or juveniles who:
- Have been diagnosed as having a mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders; and
- Have faced, are facing, or could face criminal charges for a misdemeanor or felony that is a nonviolent offense.
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply: Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 25, 2013
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $0
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
City or township governments
Priority Consideration: See https://www.bja.gov/Funding/13JMHCPsol.pdf
Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:
Current/Past Funding Recipients:
Samples of Successful Application: 2010
Link to Full Announcement: https://www.bja.gov/Funding/13JMHCPsol.pdf
Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Grants.gov Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.