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FY 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

Grants to USA Agencies, Nonprofits, For-Profits, and
IHEs for Programs and Services to Benefit Police

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)

Deadline Date:

04/14/20 7:59 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, for-profits, governmental agencies, and IHEs for programs that benefit police. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support training, technical assistance, demonstration projects, and the implementation of effective practices that will enhance mental health and wellness services for law enforcement.

The Fiscal Year 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) program funds are used to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement. The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective mental health and wellness strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement, and increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using peer mentoring programs.

Proposals should be responsive to the topic selected and significantly advance peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs within law enforcement agencies across the country.

The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund specific projects related to the following topic areas:

  • Peer Support Implementation Projects: The COPS Office seeks law enforcement agencies to create or enhancetheir peer mentoring programs and to document these efforts to share with other agencies. For more information, see https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2020AwardDocs/LEMHWA/App_Guide.pdf#page=8.
  • National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies: The COPS Office seeks an applicant to support the mental health and wellness of officers in small and rural law enforcement agencies. For further information, see https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2020AwardDocs/LEMHWA/App_Guide.pdf#page=10.
  • LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider:  The COPS Office seeks an applicant to observe and document the LEMHWA award recipients project activities in order to inform the broader field on promising practices related to officer mental health and wellness. For more information, see https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2020AwardDocs/LEMHWA/App_Guide.pdf#page=11.
  • Invitational Applications:  Only organizations that have received an invitation for a specific project from the COPS Office may apply under this topic area. All other applicants and projects should be submitted under the other topic areas in the FY 20 LEMHWA program. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185686

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,300,000

Number of Grants:

Peer Support Implementation Projects: Up to 34 projects; For National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies and for Coordinator Assistance Provider, up to 1 award each.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Peer Support Implementation Projects: Up to 34 projects for up to $125,000 each (up to $4,250,000)
- National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies: Up to one (1) award for up to $375,000
- LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider: Up to one (1) award for up to $275,000

Term of Contract:

Each award is two years (24 months) in length.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations. (For-profit organizations (as well as other recipients) must forgo any profit or management fee.)

For Peer Support Implementation Projects: Applicants must be a state, tribal, or local law enforcement agency only.

With the exception of the Peer Support Implementation topic area, initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding.

For ineligible expenses, see the following:

- Peer Support Implementation Projects: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2020AwardDocs/LEMHWA/App_Guide.pdf#page=10
- National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2020AwardDocs/LEMHWA/App_Guide.pdf#page=11
- LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider: https://cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/2020AwardDocs/LEMHWA/App_Guide.pdf#page=12

Pre-Application Information:

Complete application packages for the FY 2020 LEMHWA solicitation are due by April 14, 2020, at 7:59 p.m. EDT.

Completing an application is a two-step process*:
1. Applicants are first required to register via www.grants.gov, complete the SF-424 form, and submit it through the Grants.gov website.
2. Once the SF-424 has been submitted via Grants.gov, the COPS Office will send an invitation email to the applicant with instructions on how to complete the second part of the LEMHWA program application through the COPS Office Online Application System.

*An application is not considered submitted until both of these steps are completed.

To apply for any federal funding, applicants must have a DUNS number and have an active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Applicants must update or renew their SAM registration annually to maintain an active status.

If your organization already has an Employer Identification Number (EIN), your SAM registration will take up to two weeks to process. If your organization does not have an EIN, you should allow two to five weeks for obtaining the information from the IRS when requesting the EIN via phone, fax, mail, or Internet.

View this Opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324001 (For a list of application documents, see the Package tab by pressing Preview).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

- Register and apply online at https://www.grants.gov/.
- Complete the application at https://cops.usdoj.gov/.

For more information about the LEMHWA program or assistance with the application, please call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or send questions via email to AskCopsRC@usdoj.gov.

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424, please call the Grants.gov customer service hotline at 800-518-4726, or send questions via email to support@Grants.gov.

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Phil Keith, Director
145 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530

CFDA Number:

16.710

Funding or Pin Number:

COPS-LAW-ENFORCEMENT-MENTAL-HEALTH-AND-WELLNESS-ACT-2020

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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