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FY 2023 Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
April 24, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
May 1, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

This opportunity will support law enforcement–behavioral health cross-system collaboration to improve public health and safety as well as responses to and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders (MHDs) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUDs).

This solicitation is one of two solicitations available as part of the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program funding in FY 2023. For justice system-focused projects aimed to help individuals with MHDs or MHSUDs who have come into contact with the criminal justice system, are booked into jail, or are leaving a custodial setting, see the FY 2023 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program solicitation.

Eligible Applicants:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • State governments
  • Agencies with a different legal status (e.g., nonprofit or for-profit mental health agencies) are eligible to apply only if they meet two requirements:
    1. The applicant is designated by the state mental health authority to provide services as a unit of the state or local government.
    2. The applicant must attach documentation to support this designation.

See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.


Number of Awards: 33
Total Amount Awarded: $17,053,342

Date Created: January 24, 2023