Criminal Justice
State or Federal?
The Adult Reentry Grant Program was established in the Budget Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statute of 2018). The grant program is aimed at providing support to individuals formerly incarcerated in state prison.

SB 840 allocated $50 Million in funding of which $500,000 was allocated for administrative and reporting requirements for the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) and $150,000 was set aside for the Berkeley Underground Scholars Initiative. The remaining balance, is to be awarded through a competitive-bid process to community-based organizations (CBOs) for:
1. Rental Assistance
2. Supporting the “warm hand-off” and reentry of people transitioning from prison to communities
Eligible Entities
Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) located in the State of California that have been determined by the IRS to have 501(c)(3) status (i.e., nonprofit). Nonprofit CBOs may partner with other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) however, only one nonprofit CBO can be applicant and will be responsible for all aspects of grant administration and management.

NGOs include: nonprofit CBOs, for-profit CBOs, faith-based organizations (FBOs), evaluators (except government institutions such as universities), grant management companies and any other non-governmental agency or individual.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Mar 25, 2019
Due Date Notes
Letters of Intent Due*: February 6, 2019
Proposals Due: March 25, 2019 - 5:00 p.m.

*Applicants interested in applying for the Adult Reentry Program are asked but not required to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Jan 18, 2019
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Match Required?
Board of State and Community Corrections
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
The statutory language authorizing the Adult Reentry Grant Program does not specify the types of rental assistance and Warm Hand-Off reentry services to be funded. Applicants should select programs that best fit the needs of the community. Additionally, the Executive Steering Committee (ESC) has placed a priority on services that lead to permanent housing and the provision of critical-time intervention that meets the immediate needs of individuals upon their release from prison or from placement by parole in residential treatment.

Grant funds may be used to implement new activities and programs and/or augment existing funds dedicated to a project but may not replace or supplant funds that have been appropriated for the same purpose.
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