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Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Funding Results Scope of Program: The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce the release of funding results for the FY2010 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. The purpose of this program is to: increase public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness or cooccurring mental health and substance abuse disorders who come into contact with the justice system. BJA sought joint justice and mental health applications to plan, implement, or expand a justice and mental health collaboration program. The program encourages early intervention for these systeminvolved individuals; provides new and existing mental health courts with various treatment options; maximizes diversion opportunities for nonviolent system-involved individuals with MI/COD; promotes training for justice and treatment professionals; and facilitates communication, collaboration, and the delivery of support services among justice professionals, treatment and related service providers, and governmental partners. This solicitation for funding was released on February 9, 2010 and closed on April 8, 2010. Applicants were limited to states, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribes, and tribal organizations. Review Process: BJA is committed to ensuring a fair and consistent process for awarding grants. BJA reviews the application to make sure that the information presented is reasonable, understandable, measurable, and achievable, as well as consistent with program or legislative requirements as stated in the solicitation. Applications are screened initially to determine whether the applicant meets all eligibility requirements. Only applications submitted by eligible applicants that contain all of the critical components of a grant application such as program narrative, budget and budget narrative and other required attachments will be evaluated, scored, and rated by a peer review panel. A peer reviewer is an expert in the field of the subject matter of a given solicitation. Peer reviewers’ ratings and any resulting recommendations are advisory only. In addition to peer review ratings, considerations may include, but are not limited to, underserved populations, geographic and topical diversity, strategic priorities, past performance, fiscal integrity and financial capability of applicants, and available funding. Absent explicit statutory authorization or written delegation of authority to the contrary, all final grant award decisions will be made by the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs. Funding Sought and Awarded: BJA received 276 applications in response to the site-based solicitation, seeking a total of $50,921,113 in funding. BJA made 62 site-based awards for a total of $10,232,880 in funding. Based on the level of funding available, BJA made awards to approximately 22 percent of the applications received. In addition, BJA will supplement a FY 2009 competitive award to the Council of State Governments Justice Center to for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program in the amount of $720,000 and for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration State-Based Capacity Building Program in the amount of $823,759. Feedback and Technical Assistance for Unfunded Applicants: Applicants who did not get funding under the solicitation will receive written notification. The email will include written comments from the peer reviewers about the applicant’s submission, if the applicant was eligible and submitted a responsive application. These comments will be sent to the Authorized Official listed on the application. If your organization does not receive the comments by November 15th, contact BJA at AskBJA@usdoj.gov.


FY2010 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grantees Planning Grantees (20) State Grantee AL St. Clair County CA County of San Joaquin CA Mariposa County GA Monroe County Board of Commissioners IA Johnson County ID Idaho Supreme Court IN Indiana Department of Correction LA Parish of Calcasieu LA Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority MI County of Berrien MN Judiciary courts of the State of Minnesota MS Lauderdale County NJ county of ocean NM Children Youth and Families Department NY City of Albany - Department of Public Safety OH Delaware County OR Douglas, County Of OR Curry County (Oregon) PA Chester County WI Rock County, Wisconsin

Award Amount $45,992 $50,000 $50,000 $49,446 $36,709 $50,000 $43,400 $41,000 $48,780 $47,970 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $44,657 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $27,982 $50,000

Planning & Implementation Grantees (28) State Grantee AL Montgomery County Commission AR Craighead County CA Contra Costa Countyy IA Iowa Dept of Human Rights, Division of Criminal & Juvenile IL Macon County IL County of Kankakee KS Douglas County Sheriff's Office KS Johnson County Kansas Government MA Suffolk County Sheriff's Department MD St. Mary''s, County of, dba Circuit Court MN Minnesota Department of Corrections MO County of Greene, MO MT Yellowstone County Sheriff Office NC City of Durham NH Grafton County NJ County of Cumberland NY New York City Administration for Children's Services OH Clermont County ADAMHS Board OH Auglaize Co. Sheriff's Office OH State of Ohio PA City of Philadelphia RI Judiciary of the State of RI SC South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice TN City of Knoxville TX El Paso County

Award Amount $237,161 $198,379 $ , $249,322 $249,912 $250,000 $242,122 $229,945 $249,761 $240,405 $249,817 $250,000 $200,000 $152,500 $250,000 $227,122 $247,049 $248,536 $223,280 $223,128 $244,378 $249,469 $166,100 $249,639 $250,000 $250,000


VA WA WI

City of Richmond, Virginia Department of Corrections County of Kewaunee

$249,360 $250,000 $212,286

Expansion Grantees (14) State Grantee Award Amount AZ Maricopa, County of $200,000 CA City of Escondido $200,000 CO City and County of Denver, Denver Police Department $200,000 FL Orange County Government, Orange County Florida $200,000 GA Bibb County Board of Commissioners $198,429 IL County of DuPage $198,904 KY Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government $200,000 MA City of Boston $175,000 ME City of Portland $184,940 MO Missouri Department of Mental Health $200,000 NY Borough of Brooklyn $200,000 UT Weber Human Services $200,000 VA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services $200,000 WV West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals $200,000


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