CSAC Bulletin Article

Multiple Funding Opportunities From Board of State and Community Corrections

January 24, 2019

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has recently posted new funding opportunities, in a variety of subject areas, on their website.  A brief description of the funding opportunities are located below.

  • Adult Reentry Grant (ARG)- Funding will support California’s efforts in providing resources to people formerly incarcerated in state prison. Eligible applicants are Community-Based Organizations located in the State of California that have 501(c)(3) status (i.e., nonprofit).
  • Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG)- Funding for programs and services that will divert youth away from the juvenile justice system. Funded grant programs will do so by partnering with Community-Based Organizations (Non-Governmental Organizations) to provide evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate diversion options at various points of entry to the juvenile justice system (90% pass-thru funding to CBOs).
  • Tribal Youth Diversion Grant (YRG Tribal)- Funding for Indian tribes to implement diversion programs for Indian children that use trauma informed, community-based, and health-based interventions.
  • JAG Byrne- Funding provides critical funding necessary to support state and local initiatives including: technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation (including forensics), data collection, training, personnel, equipment, forensic laboratories, supplies, contractual support, and criminal justice information systems.
  • Prop 47- Funding to provide mental health services, substance use disorder treatment and diversion programs for people in the criminal justice system. The grant program may also provide housing-related assistance and other community-based supportive services, including job skills training, case management and civil legal services. The grant can fund programs that serve adults and/or juveniles.

All of these Request for Proposals (RFPs) are located on the BSCC homepage. Each individual RFP has different eligibility, grant requirements and due dates. Additionally, each grant will conduct a Bidders’ Conference beginning this week. It’s believed that each of the grants will have a livestream opportunity for those who cannot travel to the BSCC.

Finally, Title II has an estimated RFP release date of April 2019.

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