Proud Parenting Grant Program

The Proud Parenting Grant Program, previously known as the “Young Men as Fathers Program,” was originally established in 1997 under the California Youth Authority. In 2005, the Corrections Standards Authority assumed grant administration responsibility for the program and in 2012, upon its establishment, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) assumed responsibility. The intent of the Proud Parenting Program is to support young parents who are or were involved in the juvenile systems and/or who are considered crossover youth within the child welfare system. Participants must be 25 years old or younger at time of enrollment. This grant program assists participants and their children by supporting approaches that increase parenting knowledge, supports positive parent-child interactions, and improves co-parenting relationships. In addition, the grant helps to provide community linkages and encourages family centered activities to strengthen generational bonding.

The annual state budget historically provides $835,000 for the Proud Parenting Grant Program, all of which is used for grant awards.

2022 Proud Parenting Program

At the November 18, 2021 BSCC Board meeting, 9 organizations were awarded a total annual amount of $835,000 in state General Fund dollars. This is a 3-year grant service period beginning January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024. Funding for each subsequent grant year is contingent on appropriation in the State Budget Acts.

2022 Proud Parenting Project Summaries

Grantee/County Location Award Local Evaluation Plan (LEP)
Family Paths’, Inc. (Alameda County) $300,000 PDF
New Hope for Youth (Santa Clara County) $300,000 PDF
New Opportunities Organization (Los Angeles County) $300,000 PDF
Rite of Passage Adolescent Treatment Centers and Schools, Inc. (Imperial County) $299,949 PDF
Tulare County Office of Education (Tulare County) $300,000 PDF
Unity Care Group (Various Counties) $119,331 PDF
Vista Community Clinic (San Diego County) $300,000 PDF
Volunteers of America, Los Angeles (Los Angeles County) $300,000 PDF
Yuba County Office of Education (Yuba County) $285,720 PDF
3-Year Grant Awards: $2,505,000


Contact the BSCC regarding the Proud Parenting Program

The BSCC has developed a Proud Parenting inbox to respond to any questions and to accept public comments. The email address for the inbox is . BSCC staff requests that all communication be submitted in writing at this time. If you would like to provide public comment, please use the Proud Parenting inbox to provide your input and include the words “public comment” in the subject line.



2018 Proud Parenting grants provided services for a 3-year grant period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2020.

2018-20 Proud Parenting Program RFP

2018 Project Summaries

Grantee/County Location Award LEP Local Evaluation Report
Champions Recovery Alternative Programs, Inc. (Kings County) $313,035 PDF PDF
Encompass Community Services (Santa Cruz County) $313,125 PDF PDF
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (San Joaquin County) $313,125 PDF N/A
Imperial County Probation Dept (Imperial County) $313,125 PDF PDF
Neutral Ground (Orange County) $313,125 PDF PDF
San Benito County Office of Education (San Benito County) $313,125 PDF N/A
South Bay Community Services (San Diego County) $313,125 PDF PDF
Tulare County Office of Education (Tulare County) $313,125 PDF PDF

March 2018 Bidders' Conference Recording

March 2018 Bidders' Conference PowerPoint

March 2021 CMV Webinar Recording