The COPS Office recently announced that the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program grant funding opportunity is now open and accepting applications.
The 2022 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program is a competitive grant program that 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 2022 LEMHWA program will include two open solicitations:
1. The LEMHWA Implementation Projects solicitation aims to support law enforcement agencies seeking to implement new or enhance existing programs that offer training and services on 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 $7.5 million is available for this solicitation.
2. The LEMHWA National Level Training and Technical Assistance solicitation has two subcategories – (1) National Peer Support Training Program and (2) LEMHWA Implementation Technical Assistance and Resources – and aims to support training, resources, and technical assistance efforts to help build knowledge and capacity of state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies that are seeking to implement their mental health and wellness initiatives. This solicitation is open to any public governmental agency, federally recognized Indian tribe, for-profit organization, institution of higher education, community group, or faith-based organization. Applicants may apply for both subcategories, but a separate application is required for each program. Up to $500,000 is available for this solicitation.
Applications are due by April 29, 2022 at 7:59 PM ET. Please click here for more information on the 2022 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program.