The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnerships for Early Diversion grants. The purpose of this program is to establish or expand programs that divert adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) or a co-occurring disorder (COD) from the criminal justice system to community-based services prior to arrest and booking. Special consideration will be given to applicants proposing to use grant funding to support early diversion services for veterans. Effective diversion programs begins with establishing collaborative partnerships between law enforcement and community providers.
Eligibility is statutorily limited by Section 9002, 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255) to states; political subdivisions of states; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations as defined in Section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act or through agreements with other public and private non-profit entities.
For any issues with this program, please contact
David Morrissette, Ph.D., LCSW
CAPT, US Public Health Service
Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA
Rockville, MD. 20857