Criminal Justice
State or Federal?
The LEAD pilot Program, to be administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), seeks to "improve pubic safety and reduce recidivism by increasing the availability and use of social service resources while reducing costs to law enforcement and courts stemming from repeated incarceration."

The program will support pilot projects modeled on the LEAD Project in Seattle, Washington. The programs will be designed to divert individuals with a history of low-level criminal involvement, such as drug offenses and prostitution, to social service providers in lieu of prosecution. Services may include case management, housing, medical care, treatment for mental health or substance abuse disorders, employment training and education, civil legal services and system navigation.

The program is designed to result in reduced criminal justice costs, reduced recidivism, and increased pubic safety.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are cities and counties. Only one proposal per city or county will be accepted. Multiple cities within a county may submit a proposal. Applicants must demonstrate capacity to fund, implement, and evaluate projects in all proposed catchment areas.

Cities and counties applying from the same jurisdiction must work together to ensure that their projects do not cover the same catchment areas.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Feb 01, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Nov 28, 2016
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
# of Awards
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
An optional pre-application bidders conference for this program is tentatively scheduled for:
December 13 2016
9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Individuals with questions about the RFP can submit questions in writing to,gov. Questions and answers will be posted on the BSCC website.
Match Required?
Match Notes
Applicants must provide at least 10 percent of award funds via matching cash contributions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to leverage other federal, state, or local funds.
Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
The proposed program should be consistent with principles that reflect the priorities of the community, including:
• Intensive case management
• Temporary and permanent housing that includes supportive services
• Human and social services in coordination with law enforcement that improves individual outcomes
voluntary participation
Additional Notes
All projects must:
• Be guided by harm-reduction principles
• Be oriented toward systems change
• Reflect a shift from a punitive approach to a psycho-social, public health approach
• Be founded on the Seattle LEAD model, described in the NOFA
Further Information
Colleen Stoner
Field Representative
(916) 324-9385

Daryle Mc Daniel
Field Representative
(916) 341-7392
Link to Further Information
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