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.
- City or township governments
- County governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- State governments
- 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”).
On May 18, 2022, BJA and The Council of State Governments Justice Center hosted a webinar to provide information about this opportunity.