Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program

Federal Funding Agency:

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Applicant Eligibility:

City or township governments, County governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Special district governments, State governments

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: The applicant is designated by the state mental health authority to provide services as a unit of the state or local government. The applicant must attach documentation to support this designation.

Due Date: Deadline April 24, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline May 1, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

Funding Amount:


Agency Solicitation:

This opportunity will support law enforcement–behavioral health cross-system collaboration to improve public health and safety as well as responses to and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders (MHDs) or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (MHSUDs).


Additional Notes:

This solicitation is one of two solicitations available as part of the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program funding in FY 2023. For justice system-focused projects aimed to help individuals with MHDs or MHSUDs who have come into contact with the criminal justice system, are booked into jail, or are leaving a custodial setting, see the FY 2023 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program solicitation.