Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to support law enforcement-behavioral health cross-system collaboration to improve public health and safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
The Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program is specifically designated to support law enforcement and behavioral health cross-system collaboration and to improve public health and safety responses and outcomes for individuals with MHDs or co-occurring MHSUDs who come into contact with the criminal justice system. BJA is seeking applicants to design or enhance a law enforcement-behavioral health response to people with MHDs and cooccurring MHSUDs who come into contact with law enforcement.
Review the full solicitation here.
City or township governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), State governments, Other
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.
There are two steps to submitting an application. The first is on grants.gov, by May 27, 2022 at 8:59pm EST. The second is through DOJ's JustGrants System, with a deadline of June 1, 2022 at 8:59pm EST.
DOJ Application Submission Checklist
Office of Justice Programs Response Center: 800-851-3420; firstname.lastname@example.org