Proposition 47 Grant Program

Proposition 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 Proposition 47 are deposited into the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund. Sixty-five percent of these savings are set aside annually for the BSCC to administer a competitive grant program.

Proposition 47 requires that these funds be awarded to public agencies to provide mental health services, substance use disorder treatment and/or diversion programs for those in the criminal justice system. Additional legislation (AB 1056, Chap. 438, Stats. of 2015) requires that the grants be awarded competitively, specifies that funds may serve both adults and juveniles and allows funds to be used for housing-related assistance and other community-based supportive services, including job skills training, case management or civil legal services. The BSCC further requires that at least 50 percent of the award made to grantees is passed through to community-based service providers.

Report evaluating three Proposition 47 programs offers strategies to help engage Hispanic and Latino participants

A qualitative analysis from focus-group interviews of lead agency and partner organization staff and participants of three Proposition 47 grantees who had high rates of engaging Hispanic and Latino participants in mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs provides insights and recommendations for engaging Hispanic and Latino participants in these programs. Full report linked below.

Improving Outreach to Underserved Communities in the Proposition 47 Grant Program: Engaging Hispanic and Latino Participants

Underserved Communities Summary

Prop 47 Evaluation Shows Recidivism Cut by More than Half for Low-Level Offenders

A comprehensive evaluation of the Board of State and Community Corrections’ Proposition 47 grant program suggests participants who received services made available by the 2014 voter-approved initiative are substantially less likely to recidivate compared to those traditionally incarcerated in California. Full report linked below.

Proposition 47 Cohort II Statewide Evaluation Report

Prop 47 Cohort 4 Grants - October 1, 2024 to June 30, 2028

In preparation for this Request for Proposals (RFP), the BSCC released a survey to the field asking respondents to rank the needs in their communities as related to Proposition 47, describe how funds should be prioritized across the required program areas and supplemental support service areas, and provide suggestions for improving or changing grant requirements. Survey results indicated the Cohort 3 RFP developed by the Prop 47 ESC continues to align with the needs and priorities of California’s communities, but also identified a greater need for residential treatment options. The Cohort 4 RFP mirrored Cohort 3 with increased funding thresholds to meet identified needs.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

In April 2024 the BSCC released the Prop 47 Cohort 4 RFP to California public agencies in partnership with community based organizations. The application period closed June 10, 2024. Proposals selected for funding will be under agreement with the BSCC from October 1, 2024, to June 30, 2028. The term of the grant agreement includes the grant service delivery period and an additional six months to finalize and submit the required Final Local Evaluation Report and financial audit.

Prop 47 Cohort 4 RFP and Attachments for Reference:


Summary of Key Dates for Prop 47 Cohort 4

Activity Estimated Date
Proposals Due June 10, 2024
Rate Proposals & Develop Funding Recommendations June to August 2024
Board Consideration/Approval of Funding Recommendations September 12, 2024
Grant Service Period Begins October 1, 2024
Mandatory Grantee Orientation October or November 2024 - Date TBD
Grant Service Period Ends March 31, 2028
Final Evaluations and Reports Due - Grant Agreement Ends June 30, 2028

April 30, 2024 Grant Information Session

The BSCC held a virtual Grant Information Session for applicants interested in learning more about Prop 47 and the RFP process. The session provided clarity on RFP instructions and answered technical questions. BSCC staff reviewed proposal submission instructions, funding information, eligible grant activities, and the Prop 47 rating process.



Prop 47 Cohort 3 Grants - September 1, 2022 to June 1, 2026

On February 10, 2022, the Board approved the release of the Proposition 47 Request for Proposals with a proposal due date of May 2, 2022. The RFP made $143,436,700 available competitively to public agencies located in the State of California. Twenty large scope and four small scope proposals totaling $124,907,667 were funded for programs and initiatives that provide mental health services, substance-use disorder treatment, and/or diversion programs for people in the criminal justice system.

Prop 47 Cohort III Project Summaries

# Grantee Project Title Award
1 Alameda County Health Care Services Agency ACProp47 Cohort III $6,000,000
2 Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender Holistic Intervention Partnership (HIP) $5,999,999
3 Corona-Norco Unified School District Corona-Norco Unified School District Youth Diversion Program $1,634,390
4 Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Kern Transitions Program $6,000,000
5 Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office LA Door (Diversion Outreach & Opportunities for Recovery) $6,000,000
6 Los Angeles County, Department of Health Services Reentry Intensive Case Management Services (RICMS) and Skills and Experience for the Careers of Tomorrow (SECTOR) $20,000,000
7 Los Angeles, City of, Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity Project imPACT $6,000,000
8 Marin County, Department of Health and Human Services Housing for Collaborative Court Clients in Behavioral Health Treatment $1,000,000
9 Merced County, Probation Department Merced County Pre-Trial Diversion Program $6,000,000
10 .Monterey County, Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau Advancing Transformative Healing and Interpersonal Growth Through Collaborative Partnerships $6,000,000
11 Pasadena, City of, Public Health Department Pasadena Outreach Response Team Expansion (PORT-E) Program $1,143,951
12 Placer County, Health and Human Services Promoting Community Health and Safety $6,000,000
13 San Diego County San Diego County Community Care Coordination $6,000,000
14 San Francisco, Department of Public Health Supporting Treatment & Reducing Recidivism (STARR) $6,000,000
15 Santa Barbara County, Department of Behavioral Wellness Crisis, Recovery, Engagement, Diversion & Outreach (CREDO47) Program $6,000,000
16 Santa Clara County, Behavioral Health Services Department Prop 47 Co-occurring Outpatient and Housing Services $5,999,289
17 Santa Cruz County, Probation Department Coordinated Access for Empowering Success: CAFES – Cohort III $5,982,074
18 Siskiyou County, Health & Human Services; Behavioral Health Division Project Base Camp $2,148,353
19 Solano County, Health & Social Services Coordinated Community Re-entry for People in the Justice System with Behavioral Health Needs $6,000,000
20 Sonoma County, Health Department, Behavioral Health Division County of Sonoma Proposition 47 Initiative $1,000,000
21 Tehama County, Department of Education Project Restore $6,000,000
22 Vallejo, City of, Police Department Project HOME (Homeless Outreach, Mentorship, and Empowerment) $999,611
23 Yolo County, District Attorney Pathway to Home $1,000,000
24 Yolo County, Health & Human Services Agency Connections to CARE (Community, Assistance, Recovery, and Engagement) $6,000,000


Prop 47 Cohort 4 Survey to the Field - November 2023

In November 2023 the BSCC reached out to the field to complete a survey to collect much-needed feedback about how the BSCC could increase interest for Cohort 4 Prop 47 grant funding and to highlight the flexibility this grant allows in funding substance use treatment, mental health services, and diversion programs and in developing new partnerships to address the varied needs of your communities. The survey collected information from public and community-based organizations about their awareness of the grant, its purpose, and their and their ability/eligibility to apply for or receive funds as a subcontractor.

Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act Survey - For Reference Only


Prior Prop 47 Cohorts

Cohort 2: August 15, 2019 to May 15, 2023

Request for Proposals (RFP)

In 2019, 43 public agencies responded to the Proposition 47 Cohort II RFP. More than $194 million was requested for the $96 million that was available. The Board of State and Community Corrections ultimately approved funding for 23 public agencies from August 2019 to May 2023. Learn more about Cohort 2 below.


Bidders' Conference

These conferences provided clarity on the Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and allowed interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP and the RFP process.


Cohort 1: June 16, 2017 to August 15, 2021

Cohort I RFP

In 2017, 58 public agencies responded to the Proposition 47 RFP and more than $200 million was requested for the $103 million that was available. The Board of State and Community Corrections ultimately approved funding for 23 public agencies from June 2017 to August 2020.

During the first 12 months of operation many grantees experienced implementation delays that delayed the initiation of service delivery. In September 2018, the Board approved a no-cost, 12-month extension through August 2021. The extension allowed interested grantees additional time to run their programs to account for time-consuming startup activities. Nineteen grantees accepted the no-cost, 12-month extension.

Learn more about the Proposition 47 Grant Program, read the Final Evaluation Report, explore an Interactive Data Map, and view prior proposal submissions below:


Bidders' Conference

These conferences provided clarity on the Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and allowed interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP and the RFP process.


Publicly Accessible Data Sets

The below data and information presents samples of demographic and criminological information from publicly accessible data files. to obtain more recent data from these sources, links are available on the Evaluation Resources web page. This summary is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of publicly accessible files. Relevant data are available from a number of sources and can be accessed online and through other mechanisms.

2012-2021 California Demographic Reference Data

Alameda County Data 2012-21 Alpine County Data 2012-21 Amador County Data 2012-21 Butte County Data 2012-21
Calaveras County Data 2012-21 Colusa County Data 2012-21 Contra Costa County Data 2012-21 Del Norte County Data 2012-21
El Dorado County Data 2012-21 Fresno County Data 2012-21 Glenn County Data 2012-21 Humboldt County Data 2012-21
Imperial County Data 2012-21 Inyo County Data 2012-21 Kern County Data 2012-21 Kings County Data 2012-21
Lake County Data 2012-21 Lassen County Data 2012-21 Los Angeles County Data 2012-21 Madera County Data 2012-21
Marin County Data 2012-21 Mariposa County Data 2012-21 Mendocino County Data 2012-21 Merced County Data 2012-21
Modoc County Data 2012-21 Mono County Data 2012-21 Monterey County Data 2012-21 Napa County Data 2012-21
Nevada County Data 2012-21 Orange County Data 2012-21 Placer County Data 2012-21 Plumas County Data 2012-21
Riverside County Data 2012-21 Sacramento County Data 2012-21 San Benito County Data 2012-21 San Bernardino County Data 2012-21
San Diego County Data 2012-21 San Francisco County Data 2012-21 San Joaquin County Data 2012-21 San Luis Obispo Co. Data 2012-21
San Mateo County Data 2012-21 Santa Barbara County Data 2012-21 Santa Clara County Data 2012-21 Santa Cruz County Data 2012-21
Shasta County Data 2012-21 Sierra County Data 2012-21 Siskiyou County Data 2012-21 Solano County Data 2012-21
Sonoma County Data 2012-21 Stanislaus County Data 2012-21 Sutter County Data 2012-21 Tehama County Data 2012-21
Trinity County Data 2012-21 Tulare County Data 2012-21 Tuolumne County Data 2012-21 Ventura County Data 2012-21
Yolo County Data 2012-21 Yuba County Data 2012-21


Contact the BSCC regarding the Prop Grant

The BSCC has developed a Proposition 47 inbox to respond to any questions and to accept public comments. The email address for the inbox is new email. BSCC staff requests that all communication be submitted in writing at this time. If you would like to provide public comment, please use the Prop 47 inbox to provide your input and include the words “public comment” in the subject line.



The BSCC hosted six Regional Meetings throughout California in response to widespread interest in how expected state savings might be reinvested to reduce recidivism among the state’s low-level offenders. These were held on October 28, 2015 in Oakland, on January 25, 2016 in Fresno, on January 26, 2017 in San Bernardino County, on January 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, on January 28, 2016 in San Diego and on June 23, 2016 in Sacramento. These meetings were open to the public in order to provide public comment. A summary of the public comment will be provided to the Prop 47 ESC and the Board. You can view the videos from the BSCC's Regional Meetings by selecting the links below:

Public Comments

Synopsis of Public Comments The five highest priorities for Prop 47 spending as expressed through public comment at the Regional Meetings are:

  • Community based treatment/not in custody treatment
  • Mental health/substance use treatment and counseling
  • Stable, affordable housing
  • Diversion
  • Job Training