The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 for Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Partnerships for Early Diversion (Short Title: Early Diversion) grants. The purpose of this program is to address the behavioral health needs of people involved in, or at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system by providing an array of community-based diversion services designed to keep individuals with behavioral health issues out of the criminal justice system while also addressing issues of public safety. This funding announcement is being jointly funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) to allow flexibility for communities to divert and deliver services to individuals with mental, substance use and co-occurring disorders.
Applications for this grant are due by May 31, 2013. Two pre-application webinars will take place on May 2, 2013 and May 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm EST. For information on how to join these webinars, click here.