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FY24 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
May 9, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
May 14, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

With this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding programs that support cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders (MHDs) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUDs). BJA provides grant funding to help organizations prepare, create, or expand comprehensive plans and then implement these collaborative projects to target people who qualify.

For the purposes of the FY24 solicitation, the program will focus on pretrial, prosecution, courts, probation/parole, and addressing the needs directly related to the criminal activity of adults with mental health conditions, living in homelessness or marginalized communities with minimal access to treatment, needing wrap around services, in the criminal justice system and leaving incarceration.

For law enforcement-focused projects, see the FY24 Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program opportunity.

Funding Categories:

  • Category 1: Criminal Justice System Collaboration: Pretrial, Prosecution, Courts, Behavioral Health
  • Category 2: Community Justice and Collaboration: Jails & Prisons, Probation & Parole, Behavioral Health

Eligible Applicants:

  • State governments
  • Special district governments
  • City or township governments
  • Public- and state-controlled institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
  • Other: 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.

On March 19, 2024, BJA hosted a webinar to provide a detailed overview of this opportunity and allow interested applicants to ask questions. Webinar materials:

See the Successful Applications section of our site for examples of project narratives associated with applications that have successfully received funding through this and other BJA programs.

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

Date Created: February 14, 2024