Criminal Justice
State or Federal?
Proposition 47 is a voter-approved initiative that seeks to ensure that prison spending is focused on violent and serious offenses, that alternatives to prison for nonviolent, nonserious crime are maximized, and that preventive and support programs are offered that might reduce recidivism. The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) will administer this grant program aimed at supporting mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and diversion programs for people in the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on programs that reduce recidivism of people convicted of less serious crimes and those who have substance abuse and mental health problems. Projects may include mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, and other community-based support services such as case management and job skills training.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are government agencies, including counties, cities, cities and counties, school districts, municipal corporations, political subdivisions of local government, legislative bodies of local agencies, state agencies, public districts, and all other political subdivisions of the state.

All lead agencies must subcontract with one ore more community based organizations for a minimum of 50 percent of awards. Additional points will be given to applicants who propose passing through up to 60 percent of awards.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Feb 21, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Nov 18, 2016
Max Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Applicants may submit optional pre-application notices of intent to apply, which must be submitted by January 20, 2017.

Bidders conferences will be held in three locations:
December 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - noon, Funding Agence Headquarters
Sacramento, CA

December 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - noon, County of Fresno Board of Supervisors Chambers
Fresno, CA

December 15, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - noon, San Diego County Operations Center
San Diego, CA
Match Required?
Match Notes
Matching funds are not required, but applicants must demonstrate that they will leverage federal, state, or local funds or other social investments,
Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
There is a $20 million set-aside for a single application from the County of Los Angeles. The maximum of $6 million indicated here applies to other cities and eligible non-county, public entities within Los Angeles County that are eligible to apply in addition to the up-to-$20-million application from the County of Los Angeles.

Priority will be given to projects that:
Provide a broad spectrum of services
Leverage other federal, state, and local funds
Demonstrate a capacity to reduce recidivism
Build on principles of restorative justice
Additional Notes
$20 million is allocated for "smaller scope" projects, each up to $1 million for the entire 38-month grant period.

$83,651,000 is allocated for "larger scope" projects, each up to $6 million for the entire $38-month grant period. This allocation also includes the special set-aside of up to $20 million for the County of Los Angeles
Further Information
Program staff:
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