CSAC Bulletin Article

Recap – September 8 BSCC Board Meeting

September 15, 2022

Late last week, the BSCC Board awarded more than $171 million in two grants: the Adult Reentry Grant and the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant.

The Adult Reentry Grant is designed to help people being released from state prison secure housing and support services such as job training and legal services to remove obstacles known to thwart success. A total 103 community-based organizations will receive $117.6 million, which will be equally split between rental housing assistance and reentry services. The amount includes a one-time $57 million increase authorized in the Budget Act of 2022. The BSCC had received 163 proposals requesting $218 million.

The three-year grants begin in October and run through April 20, 2026. For more information about ARG, please contact Field Representative Tanya Thompson at Tanya.Thompson@bscc.ca.gov.

The CalVIP award was for the $53.5 million that remained after the Board distributed its initial round of funding in June. The $209 million in the initial fund exceeded the traditional $9 million the Legislature appropriates annually to the violence-reduction program. At its June meeting, the Board authorized a re-release of the Request for Proposals to give more cities and community-based organizations time to prepare. For this second round of funding, the BSCC received 64 proposals requesting $129 million. The three-year grants begin October 2022 and run through December 2025. For more information about CalVIP, please contact Field Representative Katrina Jackson at Katrina.Jackson@bscc.ca.gov.

For additional information on the BSCC grants, please click here.

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