The Fiscal Year 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) program funds are used to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices related to peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs. The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective mental health and wellness strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement, and increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using peer mentoring programs.
Up to $4.3 million is available through this year's program. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. Each award is two years in length. There is no local match.
The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:
- Peer Support Implementation Projects
- National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies
- LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider
This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.
If you have specific questions on any program or technical aspect of the solicitation, please contact the COPS Office Response Center at AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov
or (800) 421-6770.