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Collaborative Crisis Response and Intervention Training Program


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


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

Award ceilings:

  • 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.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program

Application Process

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 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.

Applicant webinar recording


For questions on submitting in

For questions on submitting in JustGrants:

For programmatic and technical questions:
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