Adult Reentry Grant Program
The Adult Reentry Grant (ARG) program provides funding for community-based organizations to deliver reentry services for people formerly incarcerated in state prison. The grant was initially established in the Budget Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statutes of 2018) and additional funding was allocated to this effort through the Budget Act of 2019 (Assembly Bill 74, Chapter 23, Statutes of 2019). The funding was allocated for three components of reentry services: Rental Assistance, Warm Handoff Reentry Services, and Rehabilitation of Existing Property and Buildings. A total of 70 projects (53 Warm Handoff Projects,16 Rental Assistance Projects and 1 Rehabilitation of Property Project) were awarded funding from this process and are currently underway.
The Budget Act of 2020 (Assembly Bill 89, Chapter 7, Statutes of 2020) appropriated additional funding for the Adult Reentry Program to be divided equally between Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff Programs and allocated as follows:
- $17.5 Million for Rental Assistance Programs
- $17.5 Million Warm Handoff Reentry Services
On August 13, 2020, to help with the urgent housing needs related to early state prison releases due to COVID-19, the Board approved 8 additional Rental Assistance awards (Rental Assistance Cohort II) from the ranked list of unfunded applicants in the previous round of 2019 ARG applicants.
A competitive-bid process was authorized by the Board on September 10, 2020 to award the funding for the Warm Handoff Reentry Services Cohort II appropriation.
ARG Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services Cohort II Request for Proposal (RFP)
This RFP provides the information necessary to prepare proposals to the Board of State and Community Correction (BSCC) for grant funds available through the ARG grant.
ARG Warm Handoff Reentry Services Cohort II RFP – Word
ARG Warm Handoff Reentry Services Cohort II Budget Attachment - Excel
NOTE: 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 Funding Availability – PDF
Bidders’ Conference - PDF
Bidders’ Conference: Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Summary of Key Dates
|Release Request for Proposal||November 20, 2020|
|Bidders’ Conference (Zoom – Sacramento)||December 11, 2020|
|Letter of Intent Due to the BSCC||January 8, 2021|
|Proposals Due to the BSCC (by 5:00 p.m.)||February 5, 2021|
|Proposal Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations||June 10, 2021|
|Notice to Grantees||June 15, 2021|
|New Grants Begin||July 1, 2021|
|Mandatory New Grantee Orientation||August 2021 (TBD)|
Applicants interested in applying for Adult Reentry Grant Warm Handoff Cohort II are encouraged, but are not required, to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent by January 8, 2021. Additional information for submitting the Letter of Intent is provided within the RFP.
Any technical questions concerning the RFP, the proposal process, or programmatic issues must be submitted by email to ARGWarmHandoff@bscc.ca.gov.
Requests for Proposals
In August 2020, in an effort to expedite the 2020 Rental Assistance funding appropriation to help with early state prison releases due to COVID-19, the Board of State and Community Corrections approved funding for 8 additional Community-Based Organizations from the ranked list of unfunded applicants in the previous round of ARG recipients.
ARG Rental Assistance Request for Proposals - Word
Award and Project Summaries
Adult Reentry Grant List of Awards - PDF
ARG RA Cohort II Grantee Orientation - Virtual Binder
Request for Proposals
In July 2019, the BSCC began a Board-approved grant-development process that included drafting an RFP for the ARG Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings grant. The RFP was open to a 30-day public comment period, updated as needed and returned for Board approval. The Board approved the RFP and authorized the convening of a Scoring Committee to rate the proposals and develop funding recommendations.
In September 2019, the BSCC released the ARG Rehab of Existing Property or Buildings Project RFP. All Community-Based Organizations (CBO) registered to do business in the State of California (determined by the IRS to have 501(c)(3) status) were eligible to apply.
In November 2019, the Scoring Committee read and rated the single proposal submitted to the BSCC. The Board approved a funding award of $5 million to the Amity Foundation.
ARG Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings Request for Proposals – PDF
Amity Foundation ARG Rehab Project Proposal for Funding – PDF
ARG Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings Scoring Committee
|1||Linda Penner (ESC Co-Chair)||BSCC Board Member||Board of State and Community Corrections|
|2||Armand King||Co-Founder||Paving Great Futures|
|3||Claudia Cappio||Fellow||Terner Center for Housing Innovation University of California, Berkeley|
|4||Dana Moore||Deputy Director (A) & Assistant Deputy Director||Office of Health Equity California Department of Public Health|
|5||Eric Henderson||Policy Director||Initiate Justice|
|6||Jeff Kettering||Chief Probation Officer||Merced County Probation Department|
Request for Proposals
In March 2019, 161 Community-Based Organizations responded to the Adult Reentry Grant Program Request for Proposals and requested more than $190 million for the $65.7 million available for the Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff Reentry Services Projects. The Board of State and Community Corrections ultimately approved funding for 69 Community-Based Organizations for the grant cycle that runs July 2019 to February 2023.
Adult Reentry Grant Rental Assistance/Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services Request for Proposals – PDF
Awards and Project Summaries
Adult Reentry Grant List of Awards - PDF
ARG Executive Steering Committee Roster. Click here for a printable version of the ARG ESC roster.
|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 Workforce Development Board (CWDB)|
|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||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|
For information about the Adult Reentry Grant please contact
- Tanya Hill, Field Representative, at email@example.com
- Veronica Silva-Ramirez, Program Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adriana Regalado, Program Analyst, at email@example.com
If you would like to provide public comment via email please submit to: AdultReentryGrant@bscc.ca.gov
The BSCC hosts Bidders’ Conferences to provide clarity and allow interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP instructions and process.
ARG Rehab of Existing Property Project - September 2019
- 9/25/19 ARG Rehab of Property Project Bidders’ Conference Livestream
- 9/25/19 ARG Rehab of Property Project Bidders’ Conference PowerPoint
- Housing First Resource List and Glossary Terms
ARG Rental Assistance and Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services Cohort 1 – February 2019
- 2/6/19 ARG Bidders' Conference Live Stream
- 2/6/19 ARG Bidders' Conference PowerPoint
- Adult Reentry Grant RFP Frequently Asked Questions (Updated March 15, 2019) - PDF
ESC Meetings & Agenda
|April 9, 2019||Agenda|
|April 10, 2019||Agenda|
|November 1, 2018||Agenda|
|October 11, 2018||Agenda|