Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

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Source: Jonathan G. McGrath, PhD, MSFS, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute of Justice

The 2020 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 training and technical assistance, demonstration projects, and implementation of promising practices related to peer-mentoring mental health and wellness programs.  The 2020 LEMHWA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:

  • Peer Support Implementation Projects
  • National Peer Support Program for Small and Rural Agencies
  • LEMHWA Coordinator Assistance Provider

The LEMHWA solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes, for-profit and non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.

Applications are due by March 31, 2020.  Please click HERE for more information on the 2020 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program.