BJA has issued two grant applications:

The first, due March 14 is for a Second Chance Act Re-entry Program for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders. Applicants must be able to “track participants and gain access to – and report “recidivism data – particularly returns to incarceration.”   If you are interested in applying for this federal grant and need assistance with measuring recidivism data, please contact us at

The second grant is  a Justice and Mental Health collaboration grant. This grant provides new opportunities to develop system changes. BJA will only ” accept applications that demonstrate that the proposed project will be administered jointly by and agency with responsibility for criminal or juvenile justice activities and a mental health agency. According to BJA, the solicitation seeks to “increase early identification and front-end diversion of people with mental health and co-occurring substance abuse disorders identified at early intercept points.” The application due date is April 4, 2017.