$25M in Transitional Housing Grants Available
September 29, 2016
The application period for the Community-Based Transitional Housing grant program opens on October 1. The grants will provide on a rolling basis up to $2 million to a city or county that approves conditional use permits for facilities that provide transitional housing and support services for offenders released from state prisons and county jails.
The 2016 Budget Act appropriates $25 million total for the Program, which seeks to encourage local communities to support housing that provides treatment and reentry programming. While the Program grants seek to focus on the recently incarcerated, cities and counties may apply for funds to serve other populations that they believe will benefit from the Program’s services.
Local agencies should be aware the earlier an application is submitted, the better the chance there will be Program funds available. The statutory deadline for submitting an application is October 2018, but the Department of Finance will cease accepting applications when the $25 million appropriation is fully awarded
More information about program requirements and the grant applications are available here.