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Improving Adult and Youth Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Program


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (
Solicitation Overview


Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2024


Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)


Provides funding to support reentry and clinical behavioral health services for individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorders (SUDs), and co-occurring disorders who are currently involved with the justice system or are reentering the community. Encourages cross-system collaboration between justice agencies, behavioral health providers, and community organizations to improve clinical stabilization pretrial, during confinement, and continuity of care and recovery during the transition to the community, with the goal of reducing the potential of experiencing crisis and improving recovery outcomes for the target population.

There are 2 funding categories:

  1. Improving Adult and Youth Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Programs—State and Local Governments
  2. Improving Adult and Youth Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Programs— Nonprofit Organizations and Tribal Governments

Activities under this opportunity should include:

  • Screening, assessment, and identification for program participation and clinical services, such as education, medication, therapy, behavioral counseling, during pretrial detention or as early as possible upon incarceration and prior to release
  • Collaborative case planning that supports delivery of age-appropriate, trauma-informed, and evidence-based treatment, recovery, and transitional programming during incarceration
  • Continued case management that supports wraparound services, such as housing, transportation, developing a support network, and continuity of care, crisis stabilization, peer support services, and long-term recovery in the community
  • Crisis response services in the community to support crisis stabilization during reentry, delivered by the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, mobile crisis teams, crisis stabilization and triage centers, peer support specialists, public safety officers, community-based behavioral health providers, or other stakeholders
  • Benefit enrollment in programs such as Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and care coordination among government agencies, community-based organizations, behavioral health providers, including community mental health centers and certified community behavioral health clinics, hospitals, crisis centers, and juvenile assessment centers

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $825,000 for Categories 1 and 2
Estimated number of awards: 5 awards each for Categories 1 and 2
Project period: 3 years
Estimated total program funding: $8,250,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • City, township, or county governments
  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status, other than institutions of higher education

Priority consideration is given to applicants that meet the following criteria:

  • Proposals designed to meaningfully advance equity and remove barriers to accessing services and opportunities for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, adversely affected by inequality, and disproportionately impacted by crime, violence, and victimization.
  • Applicants that make sure program participants receive care continuously and without breaks in service through a Community Care Provider Program and that adopt policies that focus on programming, strategies, and educational components for reducing recidivism and probation violations

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applications must be submitted electronically through a 2-step process:

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the April 25, 2024 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the April 30, 2024 deadline.

Applicant webinar recording and slides


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 • Community Supervision • Justice System • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Mental Health • Overdose Prevention • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Suicide and Suicide Prevention • Treatment • Youth