Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program
The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to fund approaches that prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses (particularly related to the distribution of resources to the most impacted areas), and addressing the medical needs of inmates and detainees in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.
This Request for Applications makes $41,763,011 available to county governments to help respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Request for Applications (RFA)
The CESF Application Instructions Packet provides the information necessary to prepare an Application to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for grant funds available through the CESF Program.
CESF Proposal Instructions Packet – Word
CESF Application Package – Word
Any questions concerning the RFA must be submitted by email to CESF@bscc.ca.gov. The BSCC will accept and respond to questions about this RFA until January 28, 2021. Questions and answers will be posted here and updated periodically up until January 28, 2021.
Summary of Key Dates
|Release Request for Applications||November 20, 2020|
|Virtual Bidder's Conference||December 16, 2020|
|Applications Due to the BSCC||February 1, 2020|
|Application Review||February - March, 2021|
|New Grants Begin||March 31, 2021|
|Mandatory New Grantee Orientation||April 7, 2021|