DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance – Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

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

Eligible Applicants:

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

County governments

State governments

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:      

2013 (for expansion)

2013 (for planning)

2013 (for planning and implementation)

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 support@grants.gov. Grants.gov Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

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Categories: DOJ, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Juvenile, Mental Health, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations

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