The COPS Office recently announced that the following grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications.
The 2023 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program is a competitive grant program which provides funding 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. The 2023 LEMHWA program will include two open solicitations:
- The LEMHWA Implementation Projects solicitation aims to support law enforcement agencies seeking to implement new programs or enhance existing programs which offer training and/or services for officer mental health, peer mentoring, suicide prevention, stress reduction, and police officer family services. Proposed projects may serve one agency, a consortium of agencies, or personnel from agencies located within a county or state. This solicitation is open to local, state, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies. Up to $9.5 million is available for this solicitation.
- The LEMHWA National-Level Resources, Training, and Technical Assistance solicitation aims to develop resources such as toolkits and publications; offer training; and provide assistance to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies across the country to implement successful mental health and wellness initiatives for officers and their families. Applicants should address their ability to provide services focused on the following topic areas: officer emotional and mental health; peer mentoring; suicide prevention; stress reduction; and peer and officer family support services. This solicitation is open to any public governmental agency, federally recognized Indian tribe, nonprofit organization, for-profit organization, institution of higher education, community group, or faith-based organization. Up to $500,000 is available for this solicitation.
Applications are due by April 21, 2023, at 4:59 p.m. ET. Please visit cops.usdoj.gov/lemhwa for more information on the 2023 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program.