The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program
Apply for this year's LEMHWA program by May 28, 2019, at 7:59 p.m. EDT
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The Fiscal Year 2019 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) program is a competitive solicitation, open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based organizations.
LEMHWA funds are used 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 that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation topic requirements.
The 2019 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.
Up to $2 million is available through this year's program, and all awards are subject to the availability of funds.
The 2019 LEMHWA program will fund projects related to the following topic areas:
- LEMHWA Peer Mentoring Training and Support
- LEMHWA Recommendation Implementation
- LEMHWA Peer Support Implementation Projects
Proposals should be responsive to the topic selected, improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement, and significantly advance peer mentoring mental health and wellness programs within law enforcement agencies across the country. Applicants must identify specific program goals that will be directly accomplished if awarded LEMHWA funding. Except where otherwise indicated, initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding.
Detailed descriptions of eligibility, topic areas, and additional solicitation information are available in the FY 2019 LEMHWA Application Guide.
All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.
For more information about the LEMHWA program, please call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or visit the COPS Office online at www.cops.usdoj.gov.