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CPGP Grants Overview - PDF

CPGP Current Competitive Grant Cycles - PDF

Active Grant Programs

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.

For more information about the ARG program click here.

Both the FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 State Budgets included funding for the California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program (formerly the California Gang Violence Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) Grant Program), to be administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). Read more..

The JAG Program, authorized under 34 U.S.C. Sections 10151-10158  provides states and local governments with funding to support l various federal Program Purpose Areas (PPAs); California’s Multi-Year Strategy for the JAG Program established the priority PPAs as: (1) Prevention and Education, (2) Law Enforcement, and (3) Courts, Prosecution, and Defense and Indigent Defense.

For information about the 2019-2021 JAG grant program and the Request for Proposals for the JAG awards anticipated in October 2019 click here.

For information about the prior JAG grants – (Grant Cycle March 1, 2015 – December 31, 2018) click here

The JJCPA program provides state funding for probation departments to implement programs that have proven effective in reducing crime and delinquency among at-risk youth and youthful offenders. The YOBG program provides state funding for counties to deliver custody and care (i.e., appropriate rehabilitative and supervisory services) to youthful offenders who previously would have been committed to the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice. Continue

The Juvenile Reentry Grant (JRG) program was established to provide local supervision of youthful offenders discharged from the custody of the Division of Juvenile Facilities. Continue

The Governor’s 2016-2017 Budget allocated $15 million to the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program to be administered by the BSCC. The LEAD® grant program provides intensive treatment and support services to certain low-level offenders as an alternative to incarceration. Successful programs in other states have been possible through positive collaboration between police, prosecutors, public defenders, advocates, mental health and drug treatment providers, housing providers, and business and neighborhood leaders. Continue…
AB 1837 (2014) and California State Budget Act of 2014 – Part of the Recidivism Reduction Fund, this initiative allocated $4,750,000 in funding to up to three counties to enter into a pay for success project with the purpose of reducing recidivism. Grantees are Los Angeles, Ventura and Alameda counties. The grant cycle began June 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2021.

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 required 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 requires that the grants be awarded competitively, specifies that funds may serve both adults and juveniles and also 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 requires grantees to partner with community-based organizations and pass through to them at least 50 percent of their award.

BSCC awarded the first round of Proposition 47 grants on June 15, 2017. Grants were awarded to 23 public agencies for a 38-month grant period, ending on August 15, 2020. To learn more about the Proposition 47 grant, click here.

Proposition 64, which created the framework for the regulation of commercial and adult-use marijuana in California, provides funds to the BSCC to make grants to local government agencies to assist with law enforcement, fire protection or other local programs that address public health and safety associated with implementation of the Proposition. The BSCC is prohibited from making grants to any local governments that have banned the cultivation or retail sales of marijuana and marijuana products. (See Rev. & Tax. Code, § 34019, subd. (f)(3)(C).).  BSCC anticipates receiving its first Proposition 64 appropriation in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 State Budget Act.

This website will be updated as new information is available. You may also subscribe to the BSCC listserve for updates about BSCC’s projects and grant opportunities. Sign up for BSCC email updates.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (Deadline for submittals is closed) 

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is announcing the release of the BSCC Proud Parenting Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP).

Notice of Funding Availability

BSCC Proud Parenting Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP)

Eligible applicants for Proud Parenting Grant Program awards are:

  • County Probation Departments,
  • County Offices of Education, and
  • Non-Profit Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) located in the State of California.

The purpose of this grant program is to provide parenting services to young parents and expectant parents between the ages of 14 and 25 (at time of project participation enrollment) who were involved in the criminal/juvenile justice systems and/or considered crossover youth within the child welfare system. Funded grant programs will do so by increasing parenting knowledge, improving attitudes about responsible parenting, relationships between parents and their children, as well as providing necessary life-skills training and self-esteem to the youthful program participants.

Proud Parenting Grant Program Bidder’s Conference 3.1.18

PowerPoint for Proud Parenting Grant Program Bidders’ Conference – PDF

2015 – 2018 Grantee Awards/Project Summaries - PDF

Alameda County Probation Department $119,285
Contra Costa County Probation Department $117,285
Imperial County Probation Department $119,285
Madera County Probation Department $119,285
San Francisco County Probation Department $119,285
Santa Cruz County Probation Department $119,285
Shasta County Probation Department $119,285

2012-2015 Proud Parenting Grantees/Awards

Alameda County Probation Department $135,392
Contra Costa County Probation Department $139,242
Imperial County Probation Department $137,323
Madera County Probation Department $139,242
San Mateo County Probation Department $137,053
Santa Clara County Probation Department $139,242

2009-2012 Proud Parenting Grantees/Awards

Family Stress Center (Contra Costa) $92,883
Children’s Institute (Los Angeles) $92,883
MELA Counseling Services (Los Angeles) $92,883
Stop the Violence & Increase the Peace (Los Angeles) $92,883
Madera County Probation Department $92,883
National Family Life & Education Ctr (Riverside) $91,932
San Diego Youth Services, Inc. (San Diego) $92,883
Christian Counseling Services (San Bernardino) $92,883
Breakout Prison Outreach (Santa Clara) $92,883

The RSAT Program is federally funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) as identified via Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance CFDA number 16.593. This funding assists states and local governments in developing and implementing substance abuse treatment programs in state, local, and tribal correctional and detention facilities, and supports efforts to create and maintain community-based aftercare services for offenders. Historically, the California RSAT Program has funded state and local detention facilities to provide in-custody treatment services with an aftercare component requirement placed on the grantees.

The goal of the RSAT Program are to enhance the capability of states, and units of local and tribal government to:

  • provide substance use disorder treatment for incarcerated inmates;
  • prepare participants for their reintegration into the communities from which they came by incorporating reentry planning activities into treatment programs; and
  • assist participants through the community reentry process by delivering community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services.

2018-2021 RSAT Grantee Project Descriptions

Kern County Sheriff’s Department RSAT Project: This project will utilize a Risk-Need Recovery platform to break the cycle of drugs, crime, and recidivism through the implementation of evidence-based programs and treatment. The program will serve the male population at the Kern Lerdo Detentions Facility who meet the defined criteria and have a demonstrated substance use disorder. The program includes in-custody (4-6 months) and out-of-custody (12 months) components and provides offender with rehabilitative tools for reentry as productive citizens.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SSD) RSAT Project: The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SSD) proposes to continue the Housing for Accountable Living Transitions/Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (HALT/RSAT) Program for male and female offenders incarcerated at the Rio Consumnes Correctional Center. The SSD uses evidence-based assessments to identify an offender’s criminogenic needs and creates an evidence-based treatment plan responsive to those needs. Offenders are assigned to a Reentry Specialist/Case Manager who ensures program adherence and provides one-on-one counselling and support during the 4-12 month in-custody portion of treatment and up to one-year post-release. The project goal is to reduce participant’s recidivism rate.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) RSAT Project: The SCSO is proposing a gender-responsive treatment and reentry program for female offenders housed at the main jail. Approximately 80 participants will be served during the first project year. Participants will be assessed for risk and needs through validated assessment tools and an evidence-based curriculum will be delivered to participants for a minimum of 3 months. Aftercare services will be provided for 12 months post-release.

Tulare County Sheriff’s Office RSAT Project: The TCSO RSAT program proposes to deliver an evidence-based substance abuse recovery program to county jail inmates at the Men’s Correctional Facility. The program can house up to 64 participants and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions to change the behaviors and attitudes of the inmates regarding criminal thinking and substance abuse issues. The in-custody portion of the program is between 4 and 6 months in length and an aftercare component is offered for up to 12 months post-release. The last month of the in-custody program focuses on reentry into the community. The offender leaves with a discharge plan and identified goals upon their release.

Additional Information
2018 RSAT RFP Word
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program RFP Bidders’ Conference 3/7/2018 PowerPoint Presentation - PDF

For information about the Title II Grant Program (anticipated awards October 2019) click here.

For information about current Title II Grants – (Grant Cycle October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2019) click here.

Provided state funds for the acquisition, renovation, and construction of afterschool youth centers and overnight youth shelters throughout California; all funds have been disseminated.

This program utilized a variety of funding sources to enable cities, counties, and community-based organizations to acquire, renovate, and construct youth centers and youth shelters. The program helped to create 99 facilities throughout California.

Program Description

The Youth Centers and Youth Shelters Program involves four allocations of funds dedicated to the renovation and construction of local centers and shelters serving at-risk youth.

  • The County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure and Youth Facility Bond Act of 1988 (Proposition 86) provided $25 million for the acquisition, construction, renovation, and equipping of youth centers and shelters. These funds were awarded to 41 youth centers and 28 youth shelters.
  • Ten years later, the Legislature passed AB 2796, which established the Gang Violence Prevention, Detention, and Public Protection Act and provided another $25 million for to nonprofit agencies to acquire, renovate and construct youth centers (Chapter 499, Statutes of 1998). This appropriation funded 24 additional centers.
  • In 2000, Proposition 12 augmented the AB 2796 appropriation by $5 million, which funded five more youth centers.
  • AB 1740 (Chapter 52, Statutes of 2000) included funds for one additional project.

Since this program involves grants of public funds, the law requires continuous monitoring of the youth centers and shelters (10 years for renovations of existing structures and 20 years for new facility construction).

Youth centers offer activities and services during non-school hours to children and teens (ages 6-17), including recreation, health and fitness, citizenship and leadership development, job training, anti-gang programs, teen pregnancy prevention programs, and counseling for problems such as drug and alcohol abuse. In addition to these basic program features, youth centers may offer mentoring, tutoring, culinary arts, gardening, computer skills training, music, arts and other activities.

Youth shelters provide services to assist runaway, homeless, abused and neglected youth with their immediate survival needs, complete their education and/or obtain employment, and help reunite them with their families or find a suitable home. Many shelters operate in conjunction with youth centers, allowing sheltered youth to take advantage of the full range of youth center programs and services when not in school or involved in activities related to family reunification or independent living.

List of Active Facilities - PDF

Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) Program

The Youth Reinvestment Grant Program was established in the 2018 Budget Act (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statutes of 2018) and the related trailer bill (Assembly Bill 1812, Chapter 36, Statutes of 2018). The Youth Reinvestment Grant Program provides $37.3 million to be allocated as follows:

  • 94 percent, or $35,062,000, must be awarded to local jurisdictions (i.e., cities and counties) through a competitive grant process for implementing evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally relevant, and developmentally appropriate diversion programs in underserved communities with high rates of juvenile arrests and high rates of racial/ethnic disproportionality within those juvenile arrests.  Local jurisdictions awarded these funds are required to pass through 90% of the funds to community based organizations.
  • Three percent, or $1,119,000, must be awarded to Indian tribes for implementing diversion programs for Indian children using trauma-informed, community-based, and health-based interventions.
  • Up to three percent, or $1,119,000, may be used by the BSCC for the administration of the grant.

For more information about the YRG program click here.

Prior Grants

California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) Program

Evidence-Based Practices (EBP)

Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG)

Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction (MIOCR) Grant

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R.E.D.) Grant

Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations

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