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Collaborative Crisis Response and Intervention Training Program
Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2023
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Provides funding to help and support law enforcement entities effectively partner with mental health, substance use disorder (SUD), and community service agencies to promote public safety and ensure appropriate responses to individuals in crisis with behavioral health conditions, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, or physical disabilities.
Aims to improve public safety and ensure appropriate responses for individuals in crisis with behavioral health conditions and disabilities by accomplishing the following objectives:
- Planning, developing, and/or enhancing a best-practice Collaborative Crisis Response and Intervention Training (CRIT) program for officers utilizing the Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) CRIT curriculum
- Developing and/or enhancing strategies on how to utilize officers and other community service providers trained in delivering appropriate responses during interactions with individuals in crisis, including those with disabilities, through the use of BJA's CRIT curriculum
- Planning, implementing, and evaluating a training program based on BJA's CRIT curriculum
Eligible applicants may apply for funding under the following program categories:
Category 1: Implement Training Program for Law Enforcement Officers, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Sheriff's Departments
Category 2: Training Program for Correctional Officers, Probation and Parole, and Sheriffs' Departments
Additional information about program activities, objectives, and deliverables can be found in the program guidance.
Amount of Funding
- Category 1: $250,000
- Category 2: $250,000
Estimated number of awards:
- Category 1: 4 awards
- Category 2: 4 awards
Project period: 36 months
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000
Who Can Apply
Applications may be submitted by city, township, county or state governments; federally recognized Native American tribal governments; and public or state controlled institutions of higher education with on-campus police departments.
Priority consideration is given to proposals that promote racial equity and support the removal of barriers to access and opportunity for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by inequality.
In fiscal year 2023, all state, local, and university and college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process in order to be eligible for grant funding.
What This Program Funds
Capacity Building • New Program
Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process can be found in the funding announcement.
Applications must be submitted electronically through a two-step process:
- Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in grants.gov by the April 25, 2023 deadline.
- Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the May 2, 2023 deadline.
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Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Response Center
TTY at 301-240-6310
Topics This Program Addresses
Community Planning and Coalition Building • Justice System • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder