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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.

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 (Revised Budget Attachments 3/14/19) - Word

UPDATE: Applicants, please make sure to submit the budget attachment of your application in an Excel format. Do not submit the budget attachment in a PDF version. We must be able to view and print the budget and will not be able to do so if it is a PDF version. Attention to this detail will expedite the processing of your application.

Notice of Funds Availability - PDF

Bidder's Conferences
2/6/19 ARG Bidders' Conference Live Stream 
2/6/19 ARG Bidders' Conference PowerPoint

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 

Notice of Intent to Apply
Applicants interested in applying for the Adult Reentry Program are asked but not required to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent. Failure to submit a Letter of Intent is not grounds for disqualification. Further, prospective Applicants that submit a Statement of Intent and decide later not to apply will not be penalized.

Below are the Applicants who have submitted a non-binding Letter of Intent. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Notice of Intent to Apply – PDF

Adult Reentry Grant RFP Frequently Asked Questions (Updated March 15, 2019) - PDF

ARG Executive Steering Committee Roster. Click here for a printable version of the ARG ESC roster.

  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 Hillary Blout Executive Director and Organization/Agency to Sentence Review Project Fair and Just Prosecution
4 Claudia Cappio Retired; Assistant City Administrator City of Oakland
5 Sue DeLacy Chief Deputy Probation Officer Orange County Probation Department
6 Eric Henderson Policy Associate Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
7 Jeff Kettering Chief Probation Officer Merced County Probation Department
8 Armand King Co-Founder Paving Great Futures
9 Catherine Kungu Housing Policy Analyst and Organization/Agency to California State Department of Housing and Community Development California Department of Housing and Community Development
10 Christopher Martin Legislative Advocate, Homelessness Housing California
11 Dana Moore Acting Deputy Director Office of Health Equity (OHE)
12 Curtis Notsinneh Corrections Workforce Partnership Manager California Workforce Development Board (CWDB)
13 Sharon Rapport Associate Director, California Policy Corporation for Supportive House
14 Alfonso Valdez Director and Organization/Agency to Public Policy Laboratory School of Social Science University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine
15 Paul Watson President/CEO The Global Action Research Center
16 Stephanie Welch Executive Officer Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health, CDCR
17 Anna Wong Senior Policy Associate W. Haywood Burns Institute

Adult Reentry Grant ESC Rater Trainings

Date Day Time Location Agenda
April 9, 2019 Tuesday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Training Room Agenda
April 10, 2019 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda

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.




Adult Reentry Grant Bidders Conference Materials

Date Location Live Stream Recording Materials
February 6, 2019 BSCC Board Room 2/6/19 ARG Bidder's Conference ARG Bidders Conference 2-6-19 - PDF
  • 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.