BSCC Awards Millions in Grants
SACRAMENTO (June 10, 2021) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved $17.5 million in grant funding to 37 community-based organizations that provide reentry services to people newly released from state prison.
The Adult Reentry Grant Program was established in the Budget Act of 2018 and charged the BSCC with administering competitive grants to organizations that support people as they transition out of prison by providing services such as rental assistance, job training and transitional housing.
This is the second round of funding the BSCC has released. The Budget Act of 2020 added $37 million to be equally divided between rental assistance and warm handoff. The grant cycle for this second round of Warm Handoff funding begins July 1 and ends February 28, 2025. The BSCC had received 106 proposals seeking more than $48 million.
Successful applications include:
Kern County’s CityServe Network RESPECT Project, which will receive $499,210 to provide family counseling, intensive case management, and housing and job support.
The Alameda Insight Garden Program, which received $123,124 to provide wraparound services to incarcerated women including: case management and mentorship, gate pickups with supplies and transport to housing, as well as job and housing navigation.
Restorative Partners, Inc., of San Luis Obispo, which will receive $497,294 to provide sober-living housing and outpatient treatment services for men and women on parole. The CBO operates five recovery homes and provides substance-use disorder treatment, and domestic violence and anger management classes.
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In other business:
-The Board awarded $2 million in federal funds to five counties to provide jail-based substance-use disorder treatment. The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program awards, funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, went to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, the Contra Costa County Alcohol and Drug Services Behavioral Health Division, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
-The Board awarded $1 million each to the counties of El Dorado, Fresno and Sonoma to create regional treatment centers for juveniles who have been convicted of sex crimes. The funding comes from a portion of Senate Bill 823, which transferred care of youth housed in the state Division of Juvenile Justice to the counties. This funding was made available for specialized care. In addition, 37 counties received one-time funding grants ranging from $144,000 to $306,000 to provide for the needed infrastructure and other improvements needed at juvenile halls to help counties house and care for the youth who will be held locally.
EL DORADO COUNTY SUBSEQUENTLY HAS RELINQUISHED ITS AWARD
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