The Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) supports cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses (MI) or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the justice system. This program supports public safety efforts through partnerships with social services and other organizations that will enhance responses to people with MI and CMISA.
JMHCP offers grants to help entities prepare, create, or expand comprehensive plans to implement collaboration programs that target preliminarily qualified individuals and promote public safety and public health for people with MHDs and MHSUDs who come in contact with the justice system. Specifically, per the authorizing statute, grants awarded under this program shall be used to:
Approximately $15,000,000 was available in FY 2022 for 27 awards. Awarded projects be seen here: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/awards/list?field_award_status_value=All&state=All&field_funding_type_value=All&field_served_nationally_value=All&fiscal_year=2022&combine_awards=Justice+and+Mental+Health+Collaboration+Program&awardee=&city=#awards-awards-list-block-gkgdpm1ooymuyukj
In FY 2023, and in addition to executing any OJP policy prioritization that may be applicable, priority consideration will be given to applications that:
Eligible applicants are states, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribes, and public and state institutions of higher education. 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.
Applicants are to submit the SF-424 and the SF-LLL in Grants.gov by March 21, 2023. The full application is to be submitted in JustGrants by March 28, 2023.
Up to $17,000,000 is available in FY 2023. BJA expects to make up to 30 awards. Individual award amounts vary up to $550,000. Project period is up to 36 months beginning on October 1, 2023. This solicitation requires a 20 percent cash and/or in-kind match in years one (1) and two (2) and a 40 percent cash and/or in-kind match in year three (3).