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FY 2022 Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
May 27, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
June 1, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern

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.

Eligible Applicants: 

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • State governments
  • Other:
    • Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education.
    • Organizations with a different legal status (e.g., nonprofit or for-profit mental health agencies) are eligible to apply only if they also have been designated as a state agency or unit of local government to provide mental health services. Documentation to support this designation must be attached to the application (34 USC § 10651(a)(5) “mental health agency” is defined as: “an agency of a state or local government or its contracted agency that is responsible for mental health services or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse services”).


Number of Awards: 31
Total Amount Awarded: $15,356,200

Date Created: April 1, 2022