Adult Reentry Grant Program


The Adult Reentry Grant (ARG) program provides funding for community-based organizations to deliver reentry services for people formerly incarcerated in state prison. The grant was initially established in the Budget Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statutes of 2018) and additional funding was allocated to this effort through the Budget Act of 2019 (Assembly Bill 74, Chapter 23, Statutes of 2019). The funding was allocated for three components of reentry services:  Rental Assistance, Warm Handoff Reentry Services, and Rehabilitation of Existing Property and Buildings.  A total of 70 projects (53 Warm Handoff Projects,16 Rental Assistance Projects and 1 Rehabilitation of Property Project) were awarded funding from this process and are currently underway.

The Budget Act of 2020 (Assembly Bill 89, Chapter 7, Statutes of 2020) appropriated additional funding for the Adult Reentry Program to be divided equally between Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff Programs and allocated as follows:

  • $17.5 Million for Rental Assistance Programs
  • $17.5 Million Warm Handoff Reentry Services

On August 13, 2020, to help with the urgent housing needs related to early state prison releases due to COVID-19, the Board approved 8 additional Rental Assistance awards (Rental Assistance Cohort II) from the ranked list of unfunded applicants in the previous round of  2019 ARG applicants.

A competitive-bid process was authorized by the Board on September 10, 2020 to award the funding for the Warm Handoff Reentry Services Cohort II appropriation.

Request for Proposals

In February 2021, 91 Community-Based Organizations (CBO) responded to the  Adult Reentry Grant Program (ARG) Request for Proposals (RFP)opens PDF file to receive $17.5 million to provide warm handoff reentry services. The BSCC ultimately approved funding to 37 CBOs for the grant cycle that runs from July 1, 2021 to February 28, 2025.

 

Awards and Project Summaries

Adult Reentry Grant WHO Cohort II List of Awardsopens PDF file

ARG WHO Cohort II Project Summariesopens PDF file

 

ARG WHO Cohort II Grantee Links

 

Request for Proposals

In March 2019, 161 Community-Based Organizations responded to the Adult Reentry Grant Program Request for Proposalsopens PDF file and requested more than $190 million for the $65.7 million available for the Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff Reentry Services Projects. The Board of State and Community Corrections ultimately approved funding for 69 Community-Based Organizations for the grant cycle that runs July 2019 to February 2023.

 

Awards and Project Summaries

Adult Reentry Grant List of Awardsopens PDF file

ARG Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services (WHO) Project Summaries and Contact Information opens PDF file

Rental Assistance (RA) Project Summaries and Contactopens PDF file

Requests for Proposals

In August 2020, in an effort to expedite the 2020 Rental Assistance funding appropriation to help with early state prison releases due to COVID-19, the Board of State and Community Corrections approved funding for 8 additional Community-Based Organizations from the ranked list of unfunded applicants in the previous round of ARG recipients.

ARG Rental Assistance Request for Proposalsopens WORD file

 

Award and Project Summaries

Adult Reentry Grant List of Awardsopens PDF file

Rental Assistance (RA) Project Summariesopens PDF file

 

ARG RA Cohort II Grantee Orientation - Virtual Binder

Request for Proposals

In July 2019, the BSCC began a Board-approved grant-development process that included drafting an RFP for the ARG Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings grant. The RFP was open to a 30-day public comment period, updated as needed and returned for Board approval. The Board approved the RFP and authorized the convening of a Scoring Committee to rate the proposals and develop funding recommendations.

In September 2019, the BSCC released the ARG Rehab of Existing Property or Buildings Project RFP. All Community-Based Organizations (CBO) registered to do business in the State of California (determined by the IRS to have 501(c)(3) status) were eligible to apply.

In November 2019, the Scoring Committee read and rated the single proposal submitted to the BSCC. The Board approved a funding award of $5 million to the Amity Foundation.

   

ARG Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings Scoring Committee

# Name Title Agency/Organization
1 Linda Penner (Co-chair) BSCC Board Member Board of State and Community Corrections
2 Armand King Co-Founder Paving Great Futures
3 Claudia Cappio Retired; Assistant City Administrator City of Oakland
4 Dana Moore Acting Deputy Director Office of Health Equity (OHE)
5 Eric Henderson Policy Associate Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
6 Jeff Kettering Chief Probation Officer Merced County Probation Department

ARG Executive Steering Committee Roster.

# Name Title Agency/Organization
1 Linda Penner (Co-chair) BSCC Board Member Board of State and Community Corrections
2 Francine Tournour (Co-Chair) Director & BSCC Board Member Office of Public Safety Accountability
City of Sacramento
3 Hillary Blout Founder & Executive Director
Policy Director
For the People
Fair and Just Prosecution
4 Claudia Cappio Retired; Assistant City Administrator City of Oakland
5 Sue DeLacy Chief Deputy Probation Officer Orange County Probation Department
6 Eric Henderson Policy Associate Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
7 Jeff Kettering Chief Probation Officer Merced County Probation Department
8 Armand King Co-Founder Paving Great Futures
9 Catherine Kungu Housing Policy Analyst CA Dept of Housing & Community Development
10 Christopher Martin Legislative Advocate, Homelessness Housing California
11 Dana Moore Acting Deputy Director Office of Health Equity (OHE)
12 Curtis Notsinneh Corrections Workforce Partnership Manager California Workforce Development Board
13 Sharon Rapport Associate Director, California Policy Corporation for Supportive House
15 Alfonso Valdez Professor
Director of Public Policy
University of California, Irvine
16 Paul Watson President/CEO The Global Action Research Center
17 Stephanie Welch Executive Officer Council on Criminal Justice & Behavioral Health, CDCR
18 Anna Wong Senior Policy Associate W. Haywood Burns Institute

Printable ARG ESC Rosteropens PDF file

 

For information about the Adult Reentry Grant please contact

If you would like to provide public comment via email please submit to: AdultReentryGrant@bscc.ca.govcreate new email

Bidders’ Conferences

The BSCC hosts Bidders’ Conferences to provide clarity and allow interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP instructions and process.

ARG Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services Cohort II - December 2020

ARG Rehab of Existing Property Project - September 2019

ARG Rental Assistance and Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services Cohort 1 – February 2019

 

ESC Meetings & Agenda

Rater Trainings

Date Location Agenda
April 9, 2020 Board of State & Community Corrections, Sacramento 4.9.19 Agendaopens PDF file
April 10, 2019 Board of State & Community Corrections, Sacramento 4.10.19 Agendaopens PDF file
 

ESC Meetings

Date Location Agenda
November 11, 2019 Board of State & Community Corrections, Sacramento 11.14.18 Agenda
November 1, 2018 Board of State & Community Corrections, Sacramento 11.1.18 Agendaopens PDF file
October 11, 2018 Board of State & Community Corrections, Sacramento 10.11.18 Agendaopens PDF file