Grants Available for Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Programs
Looking to fund efforts to improve law enforcement officer wellness? They’re available, but you better act quickly.
The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) program is currently open for Fiscal Year 2021. Be aware, it closes soon. Grants.gov applications must be in by Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 7:59 p.m. EDT and JUSTGRANTS are due June 3, 2021, at 7:59 p.m. EDT. Certain registration requirements might need to be completed before those deadlines, so best to have a look now.
Funds are to be “used to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through the implementation of peer support, training, family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs.”
Each award is for two years, with a maximum of $125,000. There is no local match. Application materials include a solicitation guide, Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act: Report to Congress information and a pre-award fact sheet.
Complete information can be found here: https://cops.usdoj.gov/lemhwa
About Crawford Coates
Crawford Coates, MPPA, is the content marketing manager at Lexipol and author of Mindful Responder: The First Responder’s Field Guide to Improved Resilience, Fulfilment, Presence, & Fitness—On & Off the Job. He was previously the publisher at Calibre Press and is a co-founder of Below 100.