Youth Reinvestment Grant and Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Programs


This grant program is aimed at diverting low-level offenders from initial contact with the juvenile justice system using approaches that are evidence-based, culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate. Grant funds will be used to target underserved communities with high rates of juvenile arrests and high rates of racial/ethnic disproportionality within those juvenile arrests. Applicant local governments will be required to pass through 90 percent of awarded funds to community-based organizations. Applicant jurisdictions will be required to designate a “lead public agency” responsible for coordinating with local law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, and nonprofit organizations to implement the local grant program. Community-based organizations that receive these funds must provide diversion and alternative-sanction programs, academic- and vocational-education services, mentoring, behavioral health services, and mental health services.

In addition, funds from the Youth Reinvestment Grant Program have been specifically set aside for Indian tribes for the purpose of implementing diversion programs for Indian children that use trauma-informed, community-based, and health-based interventions. Funding priority shall be given to diversion programs that address the needs of Indian children who experience high rates of juvenile arrests, high rates of suicide, high rates of alcohol and substance abuse and average high school graduation rates that are lower than 75 percent.

Statewide Program Evaluation RFP – Wordopens in a new window

Request for Proposals (RFP)
The RFPs below  provide the information necessary to prepare and submit proposals to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for grant funds available through the Youth Reinvestment Grant and Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Programs.

Youth Reinvestment Grant RFP – Word

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant RFP (Non-Substantive Revisions to pg. 21 and Proposal Checklist - 2/12/19)Word

UPDATE (March 25, 2019): Applicants, please 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.

Notices of Intent to Apply

Applicants interested in applying for the Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) and/or the Tribal Youth Diversion (TYD) Grant are asked but not required to submit a non-binding Notice of Intent to apply. Failure to submit a Notice of Intent is not grounds for disqualification. Further, prospective applicants that submit a Notice of Intent and later decide not to apply will not be penalized.

A list of city and county applicants who have submitted a non-binding Notice of Intent to apply for YRG funds is provided below. Additionally, a list of tribes who have submitted a non-binding Notice of Intent to apply for TYD funds is also provided. These lists will be updated on an ongoing basis until March 25, 2019.

Youth Reinvestment Grant Notice of Intent to Apply – PDF

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Notice of Intent to Apply – PDF

Bidder's Conferences

Tribal Youth Diversion Grant RFP  2-13-2019 Video Recordingopens in a new window 2-13-2019 PowerPoint  2-13-2019 Handout

Youth Reinvestment Grant RFP  2-14-2019 Video Recordingopens in a new window 2-14-2019 PowerPoint 2-14-2019 Handout 

Key Dates

The following tables show estimated timelines of key dates related to the YRG and Tribal Youth Diversion Grant Programs

Youth Reinvestment Grant Estimated Timeline
Activity Tentative Dates
Release Request for Proposals Solicitation January 18, 2019
Bidder's Conferences February 14, 2019
Letter of Intent Due to the BSCC February 21, 2019
Grant Proposal/Application Due to the BSCC
No later than 5:00 p.m.
March 29, 2019
Technical Compliance Review (TCR) April 2-15, 2019
Non-Substantive Changes Due To Be Determined after TCR
Proposal Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations Early May-Early June, 2019
BSCC Board Meeting for Funding Approval June 13, 2019
Grants Begin/Contracts Expected to Commence July 1, 2019
Mandatory Grantee Orientation To Be Determined (August 2019)

 

Tribal Youth Diversion Estimated Timeline
Activity Tentative Dates
Release Request for Proposals Solicitation January 18, 2019
Bidder's Conferences February 13, 2019
Letter of Intent Due to the BSCC February 20, 2019
Grant Proposal/Application Due to the BSCC
No later than 5:00 p.m.
March 29, 2019
Technical Compliance Review (TCR) April 2-15, 2019
Non-Substantive Changes Due To Be Determined after TCR
Proposal Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations Mid-April - Late May, 2019
BSCC Board Meeting for Funding Approval June 13, 2019
Grants Begin/Contracts Expected to Commence July 1, 2019
Mandatory Grantee Orientation To Be Determined (August 2019)
YRG Executive Steering Committee Roster. Click here for a detailed list of member profiles
# Name Title Organization
1 David Steinhart (Co-Chair) Director & BSCC Board Member Commonweal Juvenile Justice Program
2 Mark Varela (Co-Chair) Chief Probation Officer & BSCC Board Member Ventura County Probation Department
3 Jessica Chandler* Social Worker Los Angeles County, Department of Children & Family Services
4 Amy Cohen Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Psychiatry Director Center for Collaborative Parenting
5 Paul Espinosa Captain Los Angeles Police Department
6 Donna Groman Judge Los Angeles Juvenile Delinquency Court
7 Frankie Guzman* Director, California Youth Justice Initiative National Center for Youth Law
8 Jane Halladay Goldman Director, Service Systems Program National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
9 Brooke Harris Adjunct Professor & Supervising Clinical Attorney Loyola Law School, Center for Juvenile Law & Policy
10 Olin Jones* Founder Olin C. Jones Consulting
11 Patricia Lee Chief Juvenile Public Defender City & County of San Francisco
12 Julio Marcial Director of Youth Justice Liberty Hill Foundation
13 Laura John Ridolfi Policy Director W. Haywood Burns Institute
14 Patricia Soung Policy Director of Youth Justice Children's Defense Fund - California

*Did not score proposals

Youth Reinvestment Grant ESC Meetings
Date Day Time Location Agenda
October 9, 2018 Tuesday 10:00 a.m. BSCC Board Room* Agenda
October 10, 2018 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda
November 15, 2018 Thursday 10:00 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda
November 16, 2018 Friday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda
May 2, 2019 Thursday 9:30 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda
June 4, 2019 Tuesday TBD BSCC Board Room Agenda
June 5, 2019 Wednesday TBD BSCC Board Room Agenda (TBD)

 

YRG Tribal Advisory Group Meetings
Date Day Time Location Agenda
October 23, 2018 Tuesday 10:00 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda
October 24, 2018 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda
April 30, 2019 Tuesday 9:30 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda
May 30, 2019 Thursday TBD BSCC Board Room Agenda

*   Board of State & Community Corrections, Training 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.

YRG Tribal Advisory Group Membership RosterClick here for a detailed list of member profiles
# Name Title Organization/Agency
1 Olin Jones TAG Chair, YRG Liaison Founder Olin C. Jones Consulting
2 Dayna Barrios Youth Initiatives Project Director Sacramento Native American Health Center
3 Angie Cavaliere* Minor's Counsel Children's Law Center of California
4 Bill Denke Director Sycuan Tribal Police Department
5 Heather Hostler Director California Department of Social Services Office of Tribal Affairs

*Did not score proposals

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).

For information about the Youth Reinvestment Grant please contact:

Kimberly Bushard, Field Representative, at kimberly.bushard@bscc.ca.gov

Isabel Diaz, Program Analyst, at isabel.diaz@bscc.ca.gov

YouthReinvestmentGrant@bscc.ca.gov