BSCC Set to Release RFPs for 3 Key Grants

SACRAMENTO (Nov. 16, 2023) – The Board of State and Community Corrections will be releasing requests for proposals for three grants focused on health and safety issues statewide: the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Grant, the Medication Assisted Treatment Grant, and the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant.

  1. To be released November 17, 2023: Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Grant (MMIP Grant): The MMIP Cohort 2 Grant addresses the urgent issue of missing and murdered Indigenous people in California. The grant recognizes the need to address the alarming rates of missing and murdered indigenous people – including through human trafficking – and for related efforts to make communities safer. More than $8.5 million in MMIP grant funds will support a range of self-determined projects aimed at raising awareness, improving coordination among public safety agencies, and providing culturally appropriate support services to affected families. Combined with Cohort 1, almost $23 million has been made available in MMIP funds. For more information, please contact Eddie Escobar at
  2. To be released December 1, 2023: Medication Assisted Treatment Grant (MAT Grant): The $10 million MAT Grant aims to combat the drug epidemic by funding programs for people in jails and under probation supervision that provide medication-assisted treatment for substance-use disorder. Eligible applicants are county governments. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that promote the availability of medications for opioid use disorder, along with comprehensive support services including mobile outreach, to individuals in need. For more information, please contact Timothy Polasik at
  3. To be released December 1, 2023: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant (RSAT Grant): The federal $7.5 million RSAT Grant is dedicated to supporting programs that provide rehabilitation and treatment services to incarcerated individuals struggling with substance abuse issues. By funding residential treatment programs inside jails, this grant seeks to equip individuals with the tools and support necessary to break the cycle of addiction, reduce recidivism, and promote successful reintegration into society. Only local units of government representing adult detention facilities are eligible to apply. For more information, please contact Timothy Polasik at

Successful applications will demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues, well-structured plans, and a commitment to the BSCC's mission of improving public safety and promoting community well-being.

Application guidelines and request for proposals for each grant will be found on the BSCC website, (Grant Funding Opportunities) and will be accessible beginning Nov. 17 or Dec. 1, 2023, as indicated above. The application due dates vary.

The Board of State and Community Corrections is dedicated to working collaboratively with partners throughout the state to address pressing public safety issues and create safer, healthier communities for all Californians.

The BSCC is a state agency responsible for providing leadership and support to local criminal justice systems in California. Through grant programs, training, and technical assistance, the BSCC strives to enhance public safety, reduce recidivism, and improve the well-being of Californians.