DOJ – Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (2014)

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.

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      

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

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 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: Department of Justice, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Reentry

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