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Behavioral Health Partnership for Early Diversion of Adults and Youth

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Short Title: Early Diversion
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SM-23-012

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2023

Application Due Date: Friday, June 09, 2023

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372): Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination: Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.


The purpose of this program is to establish or expand programs that divert adults and youth with a mental illness or a co-occurring disorder (COD) from the criminal or juvenile justice system to community-based mental health and substance use disorder services (SUD) and other supports prior to arrest and booking.


States and territories; political subdivisions of states; Indian tribes or tribal organizations (as defined in Section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education and Assistance Act; a health facility or program operated in accordance with a contract or award with the Indian Health Service; and public or non-profit entities.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $8,094,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 25

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $330,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to 5 years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: Yes

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $330,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

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