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BSCC Releasing Two RFPs Supporting Treatment and Reentry Services

Late last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) Board voted to release two Requests for Proposals for more than $200 million in grants aimed at reducing recidivism and helping people transition back to the community after incarceration.

The Adult Reentry Grant makes available $67 million over 42 months for community-based organizations to support people formerly incarcerated in state prison. The Budget Act of 2021 appropriated half of the money to rental assistance and the other half to support people through the transition with reentry services, such as case management and job training.

Eligible applicants may request up to $2.7 million for rental assistance programs and $750,000 for reentry support programs. The BSCC plans to make the new awards at the September 2022 meeting. For more information and to view the ARG RFP see the ARG Grant Homepage.

The Proposition 47 Request for Proposals makes available about $143 million over 45 months for a variety of recidivism-reduction services, including mental health treatment, substance-use disorder treatment, job-skills training, civil legal services, and others designed to reduce recidivism in the target population. Only public agencies may apply, but they must partner with non-governmental, community-based organizations for at least half of the funding.

There are two categories of Prop 47 funding: small projects may apply for up to $1 million and large projects up to $6 million. The County of Los Angeles may submit a single application for up to $20 million. The BSCC plans to award the funds at its July 2022 meeting. For more information and to view the Prop 47 RFP see the Prop 47 Grant Homepage.

For more information about ARG please contact Field Representative Tanya Thompson at tanya.thompson@bscc.ca.gov. For more information about the Prop 47 grant, please contact Field Representative Dameion Renault at dameion.renault@bscc.ca.gov.

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