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|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Van Buren, County Of||$ 750,000||   ||2019-10-01||2022-09-30|
|Rockingham, County Of||$ 750,000||   ||2019-10-01||2022-09-30|
|Cleveland, City Of||$ 750,000||   ||2019-10-01||2022-09-30|
|Corrections, Maine Department Of||$ 750,000||   ||2019-10-01||2022-09-30|
|Cook, County Of||$ 750,000||   ||2019-10-01||2022-09-30|
|Muskegon, County Of||$ 750,000||   ||2019-10-01||2022-09-30|
|Sacramento, County Of||$ 750,000||   ||2019-10-01||2022-09-30|
|Battle Creek, City Of||$ 750,000||   ||2019-10-01||2022-09-30|
|Essex, County Of||$ 750,000||   ||2019-10-01||2022-09-30|
|Miami-dade, County Of||$ 749,997||   ||2019-10-01||2022-09-30|
Uses and Use Restrictions
There are three types of grants supported under the JMHCP grant program:
Category 1: Collaborative County Approaches to Reducing the Prevalence of Individuals with Mental Disorders in Jail, where applicants can design a strategic, collaborative plan to initiate systemic change for the identification and treatment of offenders with mental illness.
Activities include: a targeted analysis of the prevalence of people with mental disorders in the local jail, a review of existing community resources, and identification and initial implementation of policy and practice changes to minimize contact or deeper involvement of individuals with mental disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders in the criminal justice system.
Category 2: Planning and Implementation, where applicants can complete their strategic plan for criminal justice/mental health collaboration and begin implementing program.
Activities include: specialized law enforcement responses, mental health courts, pretrial services, and diversion/alternative prosecution and sentencing programs, treatment accountability services, specialized training for justice and treatment professionals, corrections/community corrections initiatives, transitional and reentry services, treatment and non-treatment recovery support services coordination and delivery including case management, housing placement, and supportive housing, job training and placement, education, primary and mental health care, and family supportive services.
Category 3: Expansion grants, where applicants can expand well?established law enforcement, court-based or corrections-reentry and mental health collaboration program.
Activities include: expansion of mental health courts, pre-trial services, and diversion/alternative prosecution and sentencing programs, treatment accountability services, specialized training for justice and treatment services professionals, corrections/community corrections initiatives, transitional and reentry services and treatment and non-treatment recovery support services coordination and delivery including housing placement and supportive housing, job training and placement, education, primary and mental health care and family supportive services.
Program applicants must clearly demonstrate an expansion to the current functioning of an existing program.
Applicants are limited to States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and tribal organizations.
BJA will only accept joint applications; each application must include a mental health agency as well as a unit of government with responsibility for criminal justice activities.
The application must include: Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424); Program Abstract; Program Narrative; Budget and Budget Narrative. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm) and/or www.bja.gov.
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004 (MIOTCRA) (Pub. L. 108-414); the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-416); and an act making DOJ appropriations for the current fiscal year.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 120 days from application deadline. See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at www.bja.gov for additional information.
There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. Please see 28 CFR Part 18.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded for a 12-month project period. For additional information, please see the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at www.bja.gov. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post Award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf).
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports consisting of quarterly performance metrics reports, bi-annual progress reports; and a final report including a summary of program accomplishments.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Fiscal report consisting of quarterly expenditures and budget expenditure reports; final financial report giving costs and expenditures of the complete project.
To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
See 2 CFR 200 for the government-wide requirements for maintenance of records by grant recipients.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $8,476,120; FY 17 est $12,000,000; and FY 18 est $10,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In amounts consistent with the applicant's proposed project and the BJA's plans, priorities and levels of financing. For additional information, please see the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).and/or www.bja.gov.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Information about the Criminal and Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program solicitation may be obtained by calling NCJRS at (800) 851-3420 or accessing the web site at https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx.
Regional or Local Office
Maria Fryer U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: 202-616-6500 or 1-866- 859-2647.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm. and/or https://www.bja.gov/funding.aspx.
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