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Adult Reentry Grant Program

The Adult Reentry Grant Program was established through the Budget Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statute of 2018) and appropriated $50,000,000 in funding for competitive awards to community-based organizations to support offenders formerly incarcerated in state prison. The Budget Act requires that $25 million be available for rental assistance, $15 million for the rehabilitation of existing property or buildings for housing offenders released from prison, and $9.35 million to support the warm handoff and reentry of offenders transitioning from prison to communities. This grant is currently in development and awards are anticipated to be made by June 30, 2019.

Notice of Funds Availability - PDF

Request for Proposals
This RFP provides the information necessary to prepare separate sub-proposals to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for grant funds available through the Adult Reentry Grant Program

Adult Reentry Grant RFP - Word

Key Dates
The following table shows an estimated timeline of key dates related to the Adult Reentry Grant Program


Tentative Dates

Release Request for Proposals

January 18, 2019

Bidders' Conference #1 (Sacramento)

February 6, 2019

Letter of Intent Due to the BSCC

February 8, 2019

Sub-Proposals Due to the BSCC

March 25, 2019

Proposal Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations

April-June 2018

BSCC Board Considers Funding Recommendations

July 11, 2019

Notice to Grantees

July 15, 2019

New Grants Begin

August 1, 2019

New Grantee Orientation (Mandatory)

August/Sept. 2019 (TBD)

Grant Program Ends

February 28, 2023

Notice to Interested Parties – PDF
The Notice to Interested Parties in the link below provides PROGRAM UPDATES and IMPORTANT INFORMATION for applicants to consider before applying for the Adult Reentry Grant Program 

ARG Executive Steering Committee Roster. Click here for a detailed list of member profiles.

  Name Title Organization/Agency
1 Linda Penner(Co-chair) BSCC Board Member Board of State and Community Corrections
2 Francine Tournour (Co-Chair) Director & BSCC Board Member Office of Public Safety Accountability, City of Sacramento
3 Alfonso Valdez Adjunct Professor University of California, Irvine
4 Anna Wong Senior Policy Associate W. Haywood Burns Institute
5 Armand King Co-Founder Paving Great Futures
6 Catherine Kungu Housing Policy Development Analyst California Department of Housing and Community Development
7 Christopher Martin Legislative Advocate, Homelessness Housing California
8 Claudia Cappio Retired; Assistant City Administrator City of Oakland
9 Curtis Notsinneh Corrections Workforce Partnership Manager California Workforce Development Board (CWDB)
10 Dana Moore Acting Deputy Director Office of Health Equity (OHE)
11 Eric Henderson Policy Associate Ella Baker Foundation
12 Hillary Blout Research and Policy Consultant Fair and Just Prosecution
13 Jeff Kettering Chief Probation Office Merced County Probation Department
14 Michael Lynch Co-Founder & CEO Improve Your Tomorrow, Inc.
15 Paul Watson President/CEO The Global Action Research Center
16 Sharon Rapport Associate Director Corporation for Supportive House
17 Stephanie Welch Executive Officer Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health, CDCR
18 Sue DeLacy Chief Deputy Probation Officer Orange County Probation Department

Adult Reentry Grant ESC Meetings

Date Day Time Location Agenda
November 14, 2018 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda
November 1, 2018 Thursday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Training Room Agenda
October 11, 2018 Thursday 10:00 a.m. BSCC Training Room* Agenda

*   Board of State & Community Corrections, Training Room – First Floor, 2590 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento CA 95833

*ESC meeting dates and agendas will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.

  • Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statutes of 2018 - PDF
  • Senate Bill 1380, Chapter 847, Statutes of 2016 - PDF

For information about the Adult Reentry Grant please contact Colleen Stoner, Field Representative, at

If you would like to provide public comment via email please submit to: All public comments will be compiled and provided to the Executive Steering Committee. The public is also welcome to provide public comment in person at the ESC meetings. The ESC meeting dates will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.