Adult Reentry Grant Program


The ARG Program provides funding for community-based organizations to deliver reentry services for people formerly incarcerated in state prison. ARG funds are used to support three components of reentry services: Rental Assistance, Warm Handoff Reentry Services, and Rehabilitation of Existing Property and Buildings.

ARG was established in the 2018 Budget Act (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statutes of 2018) and received additional funding through the Budget Acts of 2019 (Assembly Bill 74, Chapter 23, Statutes of 2019) and 2020 (Assembly Bill 89, Chapter 7, Statutes of 2020).

As of February 2022, a total of 115 projects have been awarded $105,727,500 in ARG funding. Cohort 1 funded 70 projects: 53 Warm Handoff projects, 16 Rental Assistance projects and 1 Rehabilitation of Property project. Cohort 2 funded 45 projects: 8 Rental Assistance projects and 37 Warm Handoff Reentry Services projects.

The Budget Act of 2021 (Assembly Bill 128, Chapter 21, Statutes of 2021) appropriated an additional $67 million in ARG funding. A new competitive-bid process is currently under way and the Board expects to award Cohort 3 Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff Reentry Services projects in Fall 2022.

ARG Services Dashboard

Request for Proposals

The Budget Act of 2021 (Assembly Bill 128, Chapter 21, Statutes of 2021) appropriated $67 million to award competitive grants for community-based organizations (CBOs) to support individuals formerly incarcerated in state prison. $31,825,000 was available for Rental Assistance and $31,825,000 was available to support the Warm Hand-Off and Reentry of offenders transitioning from state prison to communities with priority given to individuals released to state parole. Up to 5% ($3,350,000) was available to BSCC for costs to administer the grant programs. The Budget Act of 2022 appropriated an additional $57 million with $27,075,000 for Rental Assistance and $27,075,000 for Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services. $2,850,000 was available to the BSCC for administrative costs and to report on program outcomes. The BSCC approved funding for 23 CBOs for Rental Assistance and 79 CBOs for Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services for the grant cycle that runs from October 1, 2022 to April 30, 2026.

Adult Reentry Grant Program (ARG) Request for Proposals (RFP)opens PDF file

Any questions on ARG Cohort 3 must be submitted by email to: ARGCohort3@bscc.ca.govcreate new email

 

Awards and Project Summaries

ARG Cohort 3 RA/WHO List of Awardsopens PDF file

ARG Cohort 3 RA/WHO Project Summariesopens PDF file

 

ARG Cohort 3 Grantee Links

ARG Cohort 3 Grantee Orientation Virtual Binder

Housing First Open Session Recording

Request for Proposals

In February 2021, 91 Community-Based Organizations (CBO) responded to the Adult Reentry Grant Program (ARG) Request for Proposals (RFP) 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.

Adult Reentry Grant Program (ARG) Request for Proposals (RFP)opens PDF file

 

Awards and Project Summaries

Adult Reentry Grant WHO Cohort 2 List of Awardsopens PDF file

ARG WHO Cohort 2 Project Summariesopens PDF file

 

ARG WHO Cohort 2 Grantee Links

 

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 2 Grantee Orientation - Virtual Binder

Request for Proposals

In March 2019, 161 Community-Based Organizations responded to the Adult Reentry Grant Program Request for Proposals 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.

Adult Reentry Grant Program Request for Proposalsopens PDF file

 

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

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

ARG Rental Assistance / Warm Handoff Reentry Services Cohort 3 Request for Proposals

This RFP provides the necessary information to prepare a proposal for grant funds available through the ARG Grant Program. Sub-proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 8, 2022. Any questions concerning this RFP must be submitted by email to: ARGCohort3@bscc.ca.govcreate new email

 

ARG Cohort 3 RFP - Editable Word Document, revised 4.4.22

ARG Cohort 3 RFP - PDF for Information Only, revised 4.4.22

ARG Rental Assistance Budget Attachment - Excel*, revised 4.4.22

ARG Warm Handoff Reentry Budget Attachment - Excel*, revised 4.4.22

*Note: Applicants must submit the Grant Project Budget and Budget Narrative (Budget Attachment) as an Excel spreadsheet. Do not submit it in any other format. Detailed instructions for completing the Budget Attachment are listed on the Instructions tab of the Excel workbook.

 

Notice of Funds Availabilityopens PDF file

 

Bidders' Conference

On March 3, 2022 the BSCC held an Adult Reentry Grant Cohort III RFP Bidders’ Conference. The purpose of this conference was to provide clarity on the RFP instructions and respond to technical questions. BSCC staff cannot provide assistance or advice on the preparation of a proposal at these conferences.

Bidders' Conference Presentationopens PDF file

March 3, 2022 Bidders' Conference Video

Bidders’ Conference FAQ - Updated April 6, 2022opens PDF file

 

Rater Training

June 13, 2022 Executive Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda & Attendance Instructionsopens PDF file

June 14, 2022 Executive Steering Committee Meeting - Agenda & Attendance Instructionsopens PDF file

ARG Cohort III Rater Training PowerPoint

ARG Cohort III Rater Training Video

 

Summary of Key Dates

Activity Date
Release Request for Proposals February 11, 2022
Virtual Bidders’ Conference March 3, 2022
Letters of Intent to Apply Due March 11, 2022
Sub-Proposals Due to the BSCC April 8, 2022
Proposal Rating Process & Development of Funding Recommendations April - August 2022
BSCC Board Considers Funding Recommendations September 8, 2022
Notice to Grantees September 9, 2022
Grant Period Begins October 1, 2022
Mandatory Grantee Orientation - Date TBD November 2022

 

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 2 - 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