CSAC Bulletin Article

Board of State and Community Corrections Updates
SB 823 Request For Input; CESF Program Application Deadline Extension

March 4, 2021

SB 823 Request For Input 

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is requesting broad input from stakeholders about the needs and priorities that should be addressed by the $9.6 million in SB 823 for the Youth Programs and Facilities Grant Program. The comments the BSCC receives will be incorporated into the process of preparing a Request for Applications (RFA) that will be submitted to the Board for consideration at its April 8, 2021 meeting.

The public comment period will run through Monday, March 8, 2021 and comments will be used to help formulate the RFA. Additional information can be found here. Interested parties can provide input by emailing SB823GrantFeedback@bscc.ca.gov.


CESF Program Application Deadline Extension

Recently, CSAC sent an email highlighting outcomes from the February 11th Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Board which included an update about the Federal Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program application deadline.

As a reminder, the BSCC has extended the application due date for the CESF Program to Friday, March 12, 2021. This non-competitive application makes $41,763,011 available to interested counties for approaches that prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. As part of the award, counties must pass-through at least 20 percent of the CESF award to non-governmental community-based organization(s) impacted by coronavirus and providing services in the county.

While many counties submitted applications, 33 counties didn’t respond. The BSCC is extending the due date to March 12, 2021, to allow interested counties additional time to apply for funding. As a reminder, this formula-based application is only open to California counties. Additional information about the application is available on the attached document and on the BSCC website. Should you have questions, please direct them to the dedicated Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program inbox at CESF@bscc.ca.gov.


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