Adult Reentry Grant Program
The Adult Reentry Grant (ARG) 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 funding be allocated as follows:
-$25 million be for rental assistance;
-$9.35 million to support the warm handoff and reentry of offenders transitioning from prison to communities; and
-$15 million for the rehabilitation of existing property or buildings for housing offenders released from prison.
The Budget Act of 2019 (Assembly Bill 74, Chapter 23, Statues of 2019) provided an additional $32,950,000 for the Adult Reentry Grant, to be split 50/50 between Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff. Appropriations from the Budget Act of 2019 increased the total available funds for Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff projects as follows: Warm Hand-off/ Reentry: $25,001,250, and Rental Assistance: $40,651,250
The competitive bid process for the first two components, Rental Assistance and Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services are now complete.
A Request for Proposals was released for the third component, Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings on September 12, 2019. Proposals are due to the BSCC on November 1, 2019. Learn more below.
Request for Proposals (RFP)
This RFP provides the information necessary to prepare proposals to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for grant funds available through the Adult Reentry Grant Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings Grant.
ARG Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings RFP (Revised Budget Attachment 9/24/19) – Word
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 Funds Availability – PDF
On September 25, 2019, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hosted a Bidders' Conference to provide clarity on ARG Rehab of Property Project Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and to allow interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP and the RFP process.
|Release Request for Proposals||September 13, 2019|
|Bidder’s Conference (Sacramento)||September 25, 2019|
|Proposals Due to the BSCC||November 1, 2019|
|Proposal Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations||November/December 2019
|BSCC Board Considers Funding Recommendations||January 23, 2020|
|Notice to Grantees||January 24, 2020|
|New Grants Begin||February 1, 2020|
|New Grantee Orientation||TBD|
|Funding Availability Ends for Rehabilitation of Existing Property||January 31, 2023|
|Grant Period Ends||January 31, 2030|
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|
Adult Reentry Grant ESC Rater Trainings
|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
|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 Meeting 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||Thursday||2/6/19 ARG Bidder's Conference||ARG Bidders Conference 2-6-19 - PDF|
For information about the Adult Reentry Grant please contact Colleen Stoner, Field Representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to provide public comment via email please submit to: AdultReentryGrant@bscc.ca.gov 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.
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hosted a Bidders’ Conference to provide clarity on the Rental Assistance/Warm Hand-Off Services Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and to allow interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP and the RFP process.
Adult Reentry Grant RFP Frequently Asked Questions (Updated March 15, 2019) - PDF