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FY 2024 Solicitation Overview: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

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Date Published
February 2024
2 pages
Publication Series

This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support cross-system collaboration aimed at improving public safety responses to and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who come into contact with the criminal justice system; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.


This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to receive funding in support of cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses to and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders, or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, who encounter the criminal justice system. The overview notes eligible applicants as being the following: state, city or township, county, special district, federally recognized Native American tribal governments, and other institutes of higher education and mental health agencies designated by their state authorities to provide services; agencies with a different legal status, such as nonprofit or for-profit mental health agencies, may also be eligible to apply. The fact sheet provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply. It also emphasizes that registration and renewal in the System for Award Management (SAM) may take up to 10 business days.

Date Published: February 1, 2024