The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness program, which is funded through the Second Chance Act. The focus of this grant program is to help jurisdictions implement standardized screening and assessment; collaborative comprehensive case management; and pre- and post-release programming that addresses criminogenic risk and needs, including mental illnesses and substance addictions.
BJA expects to make up to 12 awards of up to $750,000 each, with an estimated total amount of up to $9,000,000 awarded. Applicants must apply in one of the following three categories, depending upon what type of jurisdiction they are:
- Category 1: Units or components of state government agencies serving adults who are incarcerated;
- Category 2: Units or components of county or city local government agencies serving adults who are incarcerated; or
- Category 3: Federally recognized Native American tribal governments and Alaska Native tribal governments and/or tribal organizations serving adults who are incarcerated.
To learn more about this opportunity, see the solicitation. Applications are due by June 18.