LAW ENFORCEMENT MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACT (LEMHWA) PROGRAM

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The FY22 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program was closed on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 7:59 PM ET.*

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ABOUT THE LEMHWA PROGRAM

The Fiscal Year 2022 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 through the implementation of peer support, training, family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs. The FY22 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 support, training, family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs.

The FY22 LEMHWA program has two open solicitations:

  • LEMHWA Implementation Projects
  • LEMHWA National Level Training and Technical Assistance

LEMHWA PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS

LEMHWA Implementation Projects Solicitation

The LEMHWA Implementation Projects Solicitation aims to support state, local, tribal, or territorial law enforcement agencies seeking to implement new or enhance existing programs that offer training and services on officer emotional and mental health, peer mentoring, suicide prevention, stress reduction, and support services for officers and their families Proposed projects may serve one agency, a consortium of agencies, or personnel from agencies located within a county or state.

Who is Eligible?


Law Enforcement Agencies

State Law Enforcement Agencies

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and their Public Agencies

Territorial Law Enforcement Agencies
Funding
There is approximately $7.5 million in funding available through the FY 2022 LEMHWA implementation projects. Each award is two years (24 months) in duration for a maximum of $175,000 per award. There is no local match.
Solicitation Documents

LEMHWA National Level Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation

The LEMHWA National Level Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation — which has two subcategories, (1) National Peer Support Training Program and (2) LEMHWA Implementation Technical Assistance and Resources — aims to support training, resources and technical assistance efforts to help build knowledge and the capacity of state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies who are seeking to implement mental health and wellness initiatives within their own agencies.

Who Is Eligible?


Public Government Agencies

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and their Public Agencies

For-profit (Commercial) Organizations

Nonprofit Organizations

Institutions of Higher Education

Community Groups

Faith-Based Organizations
Funding

There is approximately $500,000 in funding available through the FY 2022 for two National Level LEMHWA projects. Each award is two years (24 months) in duration for a maximum of $250,000 per award. There is no local match.

Solicitation Documents

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