Department of Justice Grants for Law Enforcement Wellness

Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

Deadline:  April 14, 2020 at 7:59 pm EDT

Overview:  The Fiscal Year 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) program funds are used to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices related to peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs. The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective mental health and wellness strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement, and increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using peer mentoring programs.

This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit (commercial) organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations. For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Up to $4.3 million is available through this year’s program. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. Each award is two years (24 months) in length. There is no local match.

The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  • Peer Support Implementation Projects
  • National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies
  • LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider

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Note this program was closed on March 11, 2020.

Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program

Deadline:  March 11, 2020 at 7:59 pm EDT

Overview:  Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants program funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing funding to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies. Applicants are invited to propose demonstration or pilot projects to be implemented in their agency that offer creative ideas to advance crime fighting, community engagement, problem solving, or organizational changes to support community policing in one of ten areas:

  • Officer Safety and Wellness
  • Hate Crimes
  • Human Trafficking
  • Meeting Rural Law Enforcement Challenges
  • Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention
  • School Safety
  • Staffing and Allocation Studies
  • Victim-Centered Approaches
  • Violent Crime
  • Youth Engagement

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