Funding Announcement: FY 2022 BJA Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, JustGrants Deadline June 1, 2022

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to support cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who come into contact with the justice system. Applications should seek goals to enhance, expand, and operate mental health drop-off crisis stabilization treatment centers that provide 24/7, yearround support for law enforcement, criminal justice agencies, and people who come in contact with the justice system. These centers can provide, but are not limited to, the following services: screening and assessment, crisis care, residential treatment, assisted outpatient mental health treatment, primary care services, telehealth, competency restoration, community transition, and reentry support such as connections to housing. 2. Increase community workforce and capacity for certified mental health peer support specialists and increase the availability of wraparound services evidenced to support people with MHD and MHSUD. 3. Build or expand existing mental health collaboration programs across people and places in any part of the criminal justice system — such as jails, courts, and prosecutors — as well as community supervision and/or capacity building for criminal justice professionals to target individuals with MHD and MHSUDs at risk of recidivism. For law enforcement-focused projects, see the separate law enforcement-focused solicitation entitled “Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program.” JustGrants deadline is June1, 2022.