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Proposition 47

Proposition 47 was a voter-approved initiative on the November 2014 ballot that reduced from felonies to misdemeanors specified low-level drug and property crimes. Each year, the state savings generated by the implementation of Proposition 47 are deposited into the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund. Sixty-five percent of these savings are set aside annually for the BSCC to administer a competitive grant program.

Proposition 47 requires that these funds be awarded to public agencies to provide mental health services, substance use disorder treatment and/or diversion programs for those in the criminal justice system. Additional legislation (AB 1056, Chap. 438, Stats. of 2015) requires that the grants be awarded competitively, specifies that funds may serve both adults and juveniles and allows funds to be used for housing-related assistance and other community-based supportive services, including job skills training, case management or civil legal services.  The BSCC further requires that at least 50 percent of the award made to grantees is passed through to community-based service providers.

If you have questions about BSCC's Prop. 47 Grant Program, please send them to Prop47@bscc.ca.gov

2019 Request for Proposals (RFP)

This RFP  provides all the information necessary to prepare and submit a proposal to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for Cohort 2 grant funds available through the Prop 47 Grant Program.

2019 Prop 47 RFP – Word  

2019 Prop 47 RFP Budget Attachment – Excel  

Key Dates

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

Activity Tenative Dates
Release Request for Proposals January 18, 2019
Bidders' Conference #1 (Sacramento) January 24, 2019
Bidders' Conference #2 (Los Angeles) January 28, 2019
Letter of Intent Due to the BSCC February 18, 2019
Proposals Due to the BSCC March 18, 2019
New Grant Begins (Planned) August 15, 2019
New Grantee Orientation (Mandatory) September 2019 (date to be determined)
Grant Program Ends May 15, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

The Board of State and Community Corrections will accept and respond to questions about the Proposition 47 Request for Proposals from January 18, 2019 to February 28, 2019. Questions and answers will be posted on the BSCC website up until March 4, 2019. Please review the website regularly for updates. 

Frequently Asked Questions – February 8, 2019 PDF

Frequently Asked Questions – January 31, 2017 PDF (Also applicable to the 2019 Cohort 2 RFP)


Notice of Intent to Apply

Public agency applicants interested in applying for the Proposition 47 Grant are asked but not required to submit a non-binding Notice of Intent to Apply. Failure to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply is not grounds for disqualification. Further, prospective public agency applicants that submit a Notice of Intent to Apply and decide later not to apply will not be penalized.

A list of public agency applicants who have submitted a non-binding notice is provided below. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis until March 4, 2019.

Notice of Intent to Apply – PDF


Bidders’ Conferences

In January 2019, the Board of State and Community Corrections held Proposition 47 Bidders’ Conferences in Sacramento and Los Angeles. These conferences provided clarity on the Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and allowed interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP and the RFP process.

Bidders’ Conferences were held on the following dates and times:

Sacramento
Thursday, January 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. 

Board of State and Community Corrections 
Board Room – 1st Floor (see map)
2590 Venture Oaks Way
Sacramento, CA 95833

1/24/19 Prop 47 Bidder’s Conference Livestream
*Due to technical difficulties the audio quality is poor on the video until the 43:28 mark.  We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.  As an alternative an audio recording of the meeting, without video, can be accessed here.

Please submit any questions to our attention at Prop47@bscc.ca.gov.

Los Angeles
Monday, January 28, 2019
9:30 a.m. 

Los Angeles Police Department 
Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium (see map)
100 West 1st Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Publicly Accessible Data Sets: 2013-2017

 

The below data and information presents a sample of demographic and criminological information from publicly accessible data files. In addition to presenting summaries of information contained in the files, links to official publications and datasets have been provided. This summary is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of publicly accessible files. Relevant data are available from a number of sources and can be accessed online and through other mechanisms.

State of California - PDF

 
Alameda County - PDF Alpine County - PDF Amador County - PDF Butte County - PDF
Calaveras County - PDF Colusa County - PDF Contra Costa County - PDF Del Norte County - PDF
El Dorado County - PDF Fresno County - PDF Glenn County - PDF Humboldt County - PDF
Imperial County - PDF Inyo County - PDF Kern County - PDF Kings County - PDF
Lake County - PDF Lassen County - PDF Los Angeles County - PDF Madera County - PDF
Marin County - PDF Mariposa County - PDF Mendocino County - PDF Merced County - PDF
Modoc County - PDF Mono County - PDF Monterey County - PDF Napa County - PDF
Nevada County - PDF Orange County - PDF Placer County - PDF Plumas County - PDF
Riverside County - PDF Sacramento County - PDF San Benito County - PDF San Bernardino County - PDF
San Diego County - PDF San Francisco County - PDF San Joaquin County - PDF San Luis Obispo Co. - PDF
San Mateo County - PDF Santa Barbara County - PDF Santa Clara County - PDF Santa Cruz County - PDF
Shasta County - PDF Sierra County - PDF Siskiyou County - PDF Solano County - PDF
Sonoma County - PDF Stanislaus County - PDF Sutter County - PDF Tehama County - PDF
Trinity County - PDF Tulare County - PDF Tuolumne County - PDF Ventura County - PDF
Yolo County - PDF Yuba County - PDF  

Executive Steering Committee
Proposition 47
The Proposition 47 Executive Steering Committee was approved by the Board at its April 14, 2016 meeting. The ESC included a cross-section of subject matter experts on mental health and substance use disorder treatment, diversion programs, reentry, housing and other areas, including individuals who were directly impacted by the criminal justice system. This ESC developed the Proposition 47 Request for Proposals and made Cohort 1 funding recommendations to the Board.


Cohort 1 

In 2017, 58 public agencies responded to the Proposition 47 Request for Proposals and more than $200 million was requested for the $103 million that was available. The Board of State and Community Corrections ultimately approved funding for 23 public agencies from June 2017 to August 2020.

During the first 12 months of operation many grantees experienced implementation delays that delayed the initiation of service delivery. In September 2018, the Board approved a no-cost, 12-month extension through August 2021. The extension allowed interested grantees additional time to run their programs to account for time-consuming startup activities. Nineteen grantees accepted the no-cost, 12-month extension.

Learn more about the Proposition 47 Grant Program, explore an Interactive Data Map, and view prior proposal submissions below:


Data Collection and Evaluation

Proposition 47 grantees are required to use data and research to drive decision-making in the development, implementation, and evaluation of projects. All grantees are required to set aside at least 5 percent (or $25,000, whichever is greater) but not more than 10 percent of their total grant award for data collection and evaluation efforts, to include the development of a Local Evaluation Plan, Two-Year Preliminary Evaluation Report, and a Final Local Evaluation Report. The purpose of each report is as follows:

  • The Local Evaluation Plan describes the evaluation design or model that will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of project components. Local Evaluation Plans are due to the BSCC on November 15, 2017.
  • The Two-Year Preliminary Evaluation Report assess progress towards the goals and objectives described in the original proposal. Two-Year Preliminary Evaluation Reports are due to the BSCC on August 15, 2019.
  • The Final Evaluation Report determines whether the overall project was effective in meeting stated goals and objectives. Final Local Evaluation Reports are due to the BSCC on September 30, 2020.

Below is a list of the 23 awarded grantees, links to the Local Evaluation Plans and the names of the Evaluators. Grantees were encouraged to work with external evaluators in the development of an evaluaton approach for their projects. The plans relect a diversity in goals and objectives, outcome measures, and research designs. In some instances, interim Local Evaluation Plans are provided to allow grantees additional time to select an evaluator.

Awarded Grantees, Local Evaluation Plans and Evaluators

Alameda County, Health Care Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Resource Development Associates
Contra Costa County, Health Services Department
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Urban Institute
City of Corning
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Center for Evaluation and Research, LLC
El Rancho Unified School District
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Strategic Partnership Schools Group
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: The Rand Corporation
City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office, Office of Reentry
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: The Rand Corporation
Los Angeles County Department of Hezlth Services,
Office of Diversion and Reentry

Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: To Be Determined
Marin County Health and Human Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Patricia Reyes, MPH
Merced County Probation Department
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Edward Flores, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California Merced
Monterey County Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Institute for Community Collaborative Studies, California State University, Monterey Bay
Oceanside Unified School District
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Strategic Partnership Schools Group
Orange County Health Care Agency
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: To Be Determined
Pasadena Police Department
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Strategic Partnership Schools Group
Placer County Health and Human Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: IDEA Consulting
Plumas County District Attorney
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: To Be Determined
City of Rialto
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Larry Gaines, Ph.D., Chair of the Criminal Justice Department, California State University, San Bernardino
Riverside University Health System, Behavioral Health
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Claremont Graduate University
San Bernardino County, Department of Public Health
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: To Be Determined
San Diego County
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: San Diego Association of Governments, Criminal Justice Research Division
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Hatchuel Tabernik and Associates
San Joaquin County, Behavioral Health Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, University of California Davis
Solano County Health & Social Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Nena Messina, Ph.D./CEO Envisioning Justice Solutions, Inc.
Yolo County Health and Human Services
Local Evaluation Plan: Attached
Evaluator: Resource Development Associates

Publicly Accessible Data Sets: 2011-2015


The below data and information presents a sample of demographic and criminological information from publicly accessible data files. In addition to presenting summaries of information contained in the files, links to official publications and datasets have been provided. This summary is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of publicly accessible files. Relevant data are available from a number of sources and can be accessed online and through other mechanisms.

State of California - PDF

 
Alameda County - PDF Alpine County - PDF Amador County - PDF Butte County - PDF
Calaveras County - PDF Colusa County - PDF Contra Costa County - PDF Del Norte County - PDF
El Dorado County - PDF Fresno County - PDF Glenn County - PDF Humboldt County - PDF
Imperial County - PDF Inyo County - PDF Kern County - PDF Kings County - PDF
Lake County - PDF Lassen County - PDF Los Angeles County - PDF Madera County - PDF
Marin County - PDF Mariposa County - PDF Mendocino County - PDF Merced County - PDF
Modoc County - PDF Mono County - PDF Monterey County - PDF Napa County - PDF
Nevada County - PDF Orange County - PDF Placer County - PDF Plumas County - PDF
Riverside County - PDF Sacramento County - PDF San Benito County - PDF San Bernardino County - PDF
San Diego County - PDF San Francisco County - PDF San Joaquin County - PDF San Luis Obispo Co. - PDF
San Mateo County - PDF Santa Barbara County - PDF Santa Clara County - PDF Santa Cruz County - PDF
Shasta County - PDF Sierra County - PDF Siskiyou County - PDF Solano County - PDF
Sonoma County - PDF Stanislaus County - PDF Sutter County - PDF Tehama County - PDF
Trinity County - PDF Tulare County - PDF Tuolumne County - PDF Ventura County - PDF
Yolo County - PDF Yuba County - PDF  

AB 1056 Expands Areas of Prop 47 Funding

With the signing of AB 1056, the BSCC now has an expanded framework for its work in implementing grants funded through state savings realized under Proposition 47.

Read more.

Read the AB 1056 Legislation

 

BSCC Press Release, June 2017

Board Awards $103m in Prop 47 Funds to Innovative Rehabilitative Programs

BSCC Press Release, November 2016

Prop 47 Request for Proposals OKed for Release

BSCC Press Release, May 2016

Prop 47 ESC Will Meet June 23-24

BSCC Press Release, April 2016

BOARD NAMES PROP 47 ESC

BSCC Press Release, December 2015

BSCC Sets 4 More Hearings on Prop 47

BSCC Press Release, November 2015

Two Members to Lead BSCC’s Prop 47 Planning

BSCC Press Release, September 2015

BSCC Sets First Regional Meeting on Prop 47

BSCC Press Release, November 2014

On Nov. 4, 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, which reduced from felonies to misdemeanors the penalties for certain non-serious and non-violent drug and property crimes.

Read the press release here: The BSCC’s Prop 47 Responsibilities are Unfolding

Read the initiative here: http://vig.cdn.sos.ca.gov/2014/general/pdf/text-of-proposed-laws1.pdf#prop47

The BSCC has developed a Proposition 47 inbox to respond to any questions and to accept public comments. The email address for the inbox is Prop47@bscc.ca.gov. BSCC staff requests that all communication be submitted in writing at this time. If you would like to provide public comment, please use the Prop 47 inbox to provide your input and include the words “public comment” in the subject line.

Cohort 1 Award Recommendation List

SACRAMENTO (May 30, 2017) – The Executive Steering Committee charged with ranking Prop 47 proposals made its final recommendations May 30, 2017. The BSCC approved these recommendations at its June 8, 2017 meeting. The ranked list is available here.


Regional Meetings

The BSCC hosted six Regional Meetings throughout California in response to widespread interest in how expected state savings might be reinvested to reduce recidivism among the state’s low-level offenders. These were held on October 28, 2015 in Oakland, on January 25, 2016 in Fresno, on January 26, 2017 in San Bernardino County, on January 27, 2016 in Los Angeles,  on January 28, 2016 in San Diego and on June 23, 2016 in Sacramento. These meetings were open to the public in order to provide public comment.  A summary of the public comment will be provided to the Prop 47 ESC and the Board.  You can view the videos from the BSCC's Regional Meetings by selecting the links below:

Oakland:October 28, 2015 Meeting Video

Fresno:January 25, 2016 Meeting Video

Highland:January 26, 2016 Meeting Video

Los Angeles:January 27, 2016 Meeting Video

San Diego:January 28, 2016 Meeting Video

Sacramento: June 23, 2016 Meeting Video

Click here to read a synopsis of the Public Comments.

The five highest priorities for Prop 47 spending as expressed through public comment at the Regional Meetings are:

  • Community based treatment/not in custody treatment
  • Mental health/substance use treatment and counseling
  • Stable, affordable housing
  • Diversion
  • Job Training

Cohort 1 Bidders’ Conferences
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hosted Bidders’ Conferences in Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego the week of December 12, 2016. These conferences were held to provide clarity on the Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and to respond to technical questions.
 
The Sacramento Bidders’ Conference occurred on December 12, 2016 at:
 
Board of State and Community Corrections
Board Room - 1st Floor
2590 Venture Oaks Way Sacramento CA 95833
 
The meeting was livestreamed and a recording of the meeting can be accessed here