Corrections Planning and Grant Programs


The Corrections Planning and Programs Division administers a wide range of public safety, re-entry, violence reduction, and rehabilitative grants to state and local governments and community-based organizations.
 
 

Current Grant Funding Opportunities

CalVIP Grant Program

Re-Released Cohort 4 Request for Proposals

Release Date: June 10, 2022

Proposals Due to the BSCC: July 15, 2022

Grant Period: October 1, 2022 - June 10, 2026

For information and application instructions, visit opens in a new windowCalVIP Grant Program.

Background Information:

The State Legislature established the CalVIP Grant Program in 2017 to replace the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant program that began in 2007. CalVIP provides funding for cities and community-based organizations with the goal of reducing violence in the city and adjacent areas. In October 2019 Governor Newsom signed the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (AB 1603). AB 1603 codified the establishment of CalVIP and defined its purpose: to improve public health and safety by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities that are disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly group-member involved homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults.

The Break the Cycle of Violence act specifies that CalVIP grants shall be used to support, expand and replicate evidence-based violence reduction initiatives, including but not limited to: hospital-based violence intervention programs, evidence-based street outreach programs, and focused deterrence strategies.

These initiatives should seek to interrupt cycles of violence and retaliation in order to reduce the incidence of homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults and shall be primarily focused on providing violence intervention services to the small segment of the population that is identified as having the highest risk of perpetrating or being victimized by violence in the near future.

Title II Grant Program

Request for Proposals

Release Date: June 10, 2022

Proposals Due to the BSCC: August 12, 2022

Grant Period: January 1, 2023 - March 31, 2026

For information and application instructions, visit opens in a new windowTitle II Grant Program.

Background Information:

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is the federal statute that establishes the Title II Grant Program. The U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) administers the grant, in part, by awarding grants to states to support delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement.

The BSCC is the state agency that receives and administers California’s Title II award. The BSCC must competitively award funds to units of local government, nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations or Indian tribes consistent with the purpose and intent of the JJDPA and opens in a new windowCalifornia’s Title II State Planopens PDF file .

OJJDP requires states that receive Title II awards to establish a State Advisory Group (SAG) to advise on Title II activities. California’s SAG, the opens in a new windowState Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a governor-appointed committee serving as a standing BSCC Executive Steering Committee that works on behalf of the Governor to support policy and programs that improve outcomes for young people in the justice system.