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BSCC Releases RFA for Youth Facility Upgrades

April 15, 2021

Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) released the Request for Applications for $9.6 million in one-time infrastructure grants to help counties prepare for housing young people who after July 1 will no longer be transferred to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). In September, the Governor signed Senate Bill 823, which realigns the responsibility of youthful offenders from the State to counties.

The SB 823 juvenile funds are being dispersed under a streamlined timeline to assist counties with a quick ramp-up to ensure that the new population will receive appropriate housing and programming space. The RFA will make $5 million available to create up to five regional hubs for youth with higher needs for specialized programming and treatment. The remaining $4.12 million for infrastructure improvements is available by formula to all counties based on county juvenile populations. The RFA is posted at www.bscc.ca.gov .

For more information about SB 823 please contact: John Prince at John.Prince@bscc.ca.gov

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