FY 2016 Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals - The purpose of this program is to enhance and/or expand the infrastructure and mental health and substance use treatment services of states, local governments, tribes, and other communities. Funds will increase capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated, integrated, and evidence-based treatment services. Funds may also be used to provide permanent support housing, peer supports, and other critical services. Eligible applicants include State and local government, Native American Tribes, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and private sector organizations. Applications must be submitted by Match 15, 2016. Click here for more information. 

FY 2016 Center for Court Innovation: Community Court Grant Program - The purpose of this program is to support the implementation and enhancement of problem-solving courts ("community courts") that address underlying issues that lead to criminal behavior, and give justice system officials more meaningful options when handling lower-level offenses. Projects may only serve non-violent offenders. Community courts must use evidence-based practices, including risk-needs assessment tools that link offenders to appropriate interventions. Supported project categories are:

  • Implementation projects: Awards may be used to develop community courts for jurisdictions in the preliminary/planning stages for the community court, and have obtained buy-in from key stakeholders. Funding will support court operations; project management; resource coordination; offender supervision; case management; and social services such as drug treatment, individual and group counseling, job training and placement, housing placement assistance, primary and mental health care, and child care.
  • Enhancement projects: Awards may be used for jurisdictions with a full operational community court. Projects must have buy-in from key stakeholders for the enhancement, and must have been operating for at least three months as of January 1, 2016.

Eligible applicants are include State and local government, Native American Tribes, non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations. For-profit organizations must agree to forego any profit or management fee. Applications must be submitted by February 19, 2016. Click here for more information.