BSCC to Make $152 Million in Proposition 47 Grant Funding Available to Public Agencies

SACRAMENTO (April 11, 2024) – The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) today approved the release of $152 million through a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the fourth round of the Proposition 47 (Prop 47) Grant. Prop 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 Prop 47 are deposited into the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund and made available for various grant programs.

Eligible applicants for this competitive grant are California public agencies, in partnership with community-based organizations (CBOs) and may apply for up to $8 million. To demonstrate a shared partnership rooted in community engagement and economic equity, Prop 47 grantees are required to subcontract with one or more non-governmental CBOs for a minimum of 50 percent of the total grant award. Successful applicants will be funded for a 45-month grant period from October 1, 2024 to June 30, 2028.

Prop 47 grant funds must be used for mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, diversion programs, or some combination thereof. Applicants are encouraged to provide supplemental housing-related services and other community-based supportive services, such as job skills training, case management, and civil legal services.

The Prop 47 Cohort 4 RFP and application guidelines can be found on the Prop 47 Grant page of the BSCC website beginning April 12, 2024. Proposals are due to the BSCC by June 10, 2024. For more information, please contact Dameion Renault, Field Representative at

The BSCC is a state agency responsible for providing leadership and support to local criminal justice systems in California. Through grant programs, training, and technical assistance, the agency works collaboratively with partners throughout the state to address pressing public safety issues and create safer, healthier communities for all Californians.