This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the implementation of crisis response and intervention training programs; 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) for the Collaborative Crisis Response and Intervention Training (CRIT) Program. The overview notes eligible applicants as being city or township, county, federally recognized Native American tribal, or state governments; or public and state-controlled institutions of higher education with on-campus police departments. The grant will provide funding to implement CRIT in support of law enforcement, correctional, probation and parole, and sheriff’s department officers on how to effectively partner with mental health, substance use disorder, and community service agents to improve responses to individuals in crisis who have behavioral health conditions or intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. The document 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 five tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply; it notes that the System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal may take up to 10 business days.
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