Reducing Justice Involvement For People with Mental Illness.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency:

Funding Announcement Title: County Intermediate Punishment Programs 2016-2018
Application Due Date: April 8, 2016
Description: Seeks application to support county IP activities and treatment-based restrictive intermediate punishment activities.

Funding Announcement Title: 2015 Residential Substance Abuse & Treatment RSAT
Application Due Date: March 31, 2016
Description: Funding to support evidence-based programs incorporating Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), in conjunction with other behavioral therapy treatments, to individuals incarcerated in county jails.

Funding Announcement Title: 2016 Pretrial Drug and Alcohol Initiatives
Application Due Date: May 16, 2016
Description: PCCD announces funds to support pretrial drug and alcohol programs in the Commonwealth.

Funding Announcement Title: 2016 Problem Solving Court Initiatives
Application Due Date: May 6, 2016
Description: Funds to support new Problem Solving Court programs in the Commonwealth.

Funding Announcement Title: 2015/16 JAG Single Solicitation Local Initiatives
Application Due Date: June 24, 2016
Description: Funds are available for a range of goals, objectives and activities that are in line with the PCCD strategic plan. Read the announcement for a list of eligible activities.


Listings have been selected from the PCCD website. Please visit www.portal.state.pa.us to browse all available grants.


US Department of Justice:

Community Oriented Policing Services:

Nothing listed at this time.

Bureau of Justice Assistance:

Funding Announcement: Encouraging Innovation: Field Initiated Programs
FOA Number: BJA-2016-8986
Application Due Date: March 29, 2016
Description: Through this solicitation, BJA seeks to prevent and reduce crime and enhance the criminal justice system through collaboration with the field to identify, define, and respond to emerging or chronic crime problems and systemic issues. BJA is looking for proposed strategies to address these issues, including trying new approaches, addressing gaps in responses, building or translating research knowledge, or building capacity.

Funding Announcement: Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Due Date: March 30, 2016
Description: Under this solicitation, BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand treatment programs for adults with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders during the reentry and community reintegration process, as well as expand and improve the screening and assessment for co-occurring disorders that takes place in jails and prisons. These programs should improve the provision of treatment for adults(18years and over) being treated for co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, focusing primarily on post –release programming for every program participants.

Funding Announcement: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners
Application Due Date: April 11, 2016
Description: The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program (42 U.S.C. § 3796ff et. seq.) assists states and local governments in the development and implementation of substance abuse treatment programs in state, Local , and tribal correctional and detention facilities. Funds are also available to create and maintain community - based aftercare services for individuals after they are released from incarceration.

Funding Announcement: Smart Supervision: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, Creating Safer Communities
Application Due Date: April 11, 2016
Description: The goals of the Smart Supervision Program are to develop and establish innovative strategies and implement evidence – based probation and parole approaches that improve supervision success rates, thereby increasing community safety and reducing violent and other crime by effectively addressing individuals’ risk and needs and r educing recidivism.

Opportunity Title: Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors
FOA Number: BJA-2016-8990
Application Due Date: April 12, 2016
Description: A core component of programs supported under this solicitation is the utilization of trained mentors who are assigned to program participants. The assigned mentors then support the individuals’ preparations for release and help to link them to programs and services in the community that address their identified needs. In addition, mentors provide emotional support and encouragement to individuals returning from incarceration, hold them accountable throughout the treatment process, and play active roles in promoting positive behavioral changes.

Funding Announcement Title: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program
Application Due Date: May 17, 2016
Description: Supports innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who come into contact with the justice system. BJA will prioritize applications from law enforcement agencies that demonstrate a collaborative project with mental health partners to plan, implement, or expand strategies that are tailored to the needs of people with mental disorders.

Funding Announcement Title: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program
Application Due Date: May 17, 2016
Description: This program provides cross-system technical assistance to Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grantees. It furthers the Department’s mission by increasing the capacity of the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems to address challenges when encountering people with MDs or CODs in the areas of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Through the TTA program, JMHCP grantees will receive the necessary support to reduce and assist the number of people with mental illnesses who enter and move through the criminal justice system.

Funding Announcement Title: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration State-Based Capacity Building Program
Application Due Date: May 19, 2016
Description: BJA is seeking a SBC service provider with extensive justice and behavioral health system expertise, to provide TTA to unfunded JMHCP states seeking to increase public safety and public services for people with MDs and CODs.

National Institute of Corrections:

Funding Announcement Title: Curriculum Development for Veterans Informed Care Program
Application Due Date: May 21, 2016
Description: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. This program furthers NIC’s mission by developing a curriculum for training staff within a local jurisdiction on responsivity issues for veterans that will build skills and improve outcomes for justice-involved veterans

National Institute of Justice:

Opportunity Title: Research and Evaluation on Institutional Corrections
FOA Number: NIJ-2016-9086
Application Due Date: May 17, 2016
Description: NIJ seeks innovative research proposals to empirically assess pressing issues in institutional corrections. Applicants should submit proposals that address one of the three categories (restricted housing, correction officer safety and wellness and advancing science).

Opportunity Title: Community Corrections: Technology Research, Development and Evaluation to Improve Supervision and Outcomes
FOA Number: NIJ-2016-8997
Application Due Date: May 19, 2016
Description: With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for funding for both research and development, and evaluation projects to advance the technology used to monitor individuals under community supervision.

Opportunity Title: The National Institute of Justice Randomized Controlled Trial Challenge in Criminal Justice Agencies
Application Due Date: Open through September 30, 2016
Description: To encourage the use of RCTs in the criminal justice field, NIJ is issuing this Challenge for timely and innovative RCTs that address meaningful criminal justice problems. NIJ wants to encourage criminal justice agencies to use rigorous research methods to craft solutions to the problems they face. This competition hopes to create incentives for criminal justice agencies to use low-cost RCTs as a standard and straightforward approach to answering their questions and conducting their day-to-day business operations.
Eligibility: Contestants in the Challenge may include : (1) a single criminal justice agency seeking to conduct at least five separate RCTs; or (2) an organization or individual resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa working with a participating agency to conduct at least five separate RCT.
Prize: The winner of the Challenge will be the first contestant to complete five RCTs successfully. The RCT Challenge prize of $100,000 will be awarded to the first place winner upon successful completion of the fifth RCT. A prize of $50,000 each will be awarded to the second, third, fourth and fifth place RCT Challenge contestants. In the case of a team entry, the team will be considered a contestant and receive any prize money as a group. All prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the NIJ Director or his designee. The award of any prize is subject to the availability of appropriated funds.


Listings have been selected from the U.S. Department of Justice website. Please visit ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities to browse all available grants.


Department of Housing and Urban Development:

Opportunity Title: General Section to HUD's Fiscal Year 2015 Notice[s] of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for Discretionary Programs
RFA Number: FR-5900-N-01
Application Due Date: 535-0018 exp. 11/31/2016, 2535-0113 exp. 01/31/2015 and 2501-0017 exp. 01/31/2016 (HUD Standard Forms)
Description: Discretionary funds.

FY 2016 Notice of Funding Availability


Listings have been selected from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website. Please visit portal.hud.gov to browse all available grants.


U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

SAMHSA FY 2016 Notice of Funding Availability

Opportunity Title: Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts
FOA Number: TI-16-009
Application Due Date: April 4, 2016
Description: The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance use disorder treatment services in existing adult problem solving courts, and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts, which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment (including recovery support services, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination) to defendants/offenders..




Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Nothing listed at this time.



Office of Minority Health

Opportunity Title: Re-Entry Community Linkages Program
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HS-16-001
Application Due Date: April 21, 2016
Description: The United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health is seeking applicants for the Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) grant program. Projects must target communities with the greatest rates of minority and/or economically or environmentally disadvantaged people discharged from jail to the community. The goals of RE-LINK are: 1) improved coordination and linkages among criminal justice, public health, social service, and private entities to address health care and health care access of the reentry population; 2) reduced health disparities among the reentry population; 3) increased access to public health, behavioral health, health care coverage and/or social services; and 4) reduced recidivism.



The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:

Nothing listed at this time.



List of Other Potential Funding Resources

Review the attached list of private foundations and agencies that support efforts relevant to the justice involve individuals with behavioral health concerns. Unlike the above project-specific announcements, this list is intended as a guide for foundation and/or agency support you might investigate further. A description of the types of activities funded and a link to each website is provided.


Office of Violence Against Women:

Nothing listed at this time.




Center for Court Innovation:

Nothing listed at this time.