BJA Solicitation Released: Funding Available for Mental Health Courts deadline: May 9, 2024
JustGrants deadline: May 14, 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) announced its Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program for fiscal year (FY) 2024. Creating or expanding mental health courts is one of the priority areas.

The grant program provides grant funding to help organizations plan, implement, or expand comprehensive collaboration programs to improve public safety and public health for preliminarily qualified individuals with mental health disorders (including people with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who come in contact with the justice system.

Applicants are required to complete a two-step submission process; more information can be found on pages 5-6 of the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

  • deadline: May 9, 2024
  • JustGrants deadline: May 14, 2024

Solicitation Webinar

BJA will host a webinar to assist with applications on Tuesday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Registration is required; click here to register now.

About the Grant Program

The BJA Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program is designed to support applicants in the following categories:

  • Category 1: Criminal Justice System Collaboration: Pretrial, Prosecution, Courts, Behavioral Health
    • Award amount: $550,000 each
    • Award period: 36 months
  • Category 2: Community Justice and Collaboration: Jails/Prisons, Probation/Parole, Behavioral Health
    • Award amount: $550,000 each
    • Award period: 36 months
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