Active Grant Programs
The Adult Reentry Grant (ARG) Program was established through the Budget Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statute of 2018) and appropriated $50,000,000 in funding for competitive awards to community-based organizations to support offenders formerly incarcerated in state prison. The Budget Act requires that funding be allocated as follows:
-$25 million be for rental assistance;
-$9.35 million to support the warm handoff and reentry of offenders transitioning from prison to communities; and
-$15 million for the rehabilitation of existing property or buildings for housing offenders released from prison.
The Budget Act of 2019 (Assembly Bill 74, Chapter 23, Statues of 2019) provided an additional $32,950,000 for the Adult Reentry Grant, to be split 50/50 between Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff. Appropriations from the Budget Act of 2019 increased the total available funds for Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff projects as follows: Warm Hand-off/ Reentry: $25,001,250, and Rental Assistance: $40,651,250
The competitive bid process for the first two components, Rental Assistance and Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services are now complete.
A Request for Proposals was released for the third component, Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings on September 12, 2019. Proposals are due to the BSCC on November 1, 2019. For more information click here
The California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Grant Program was established through the Budget Act of 2019 (Assembly Bill 74, Chapter 23, Statutes of 2019) and appropriated $30,000,000 in funding for competitive awards to cities and community-based organizations to support evidence-based violence reduction initiatives. Read more…
The JAG Program, authorized under 34 U.S.C. Sections 10151-10158 provides states and local governments with funding to support l various federal Program Purpose Areas (PPAs); California’s Multi-Year Strategy for the JAG Program established the priority PPAs as: (1) Prevention and Education, (2) Law Enforcement, and (3) Courts, Prosecution, and Defense and Indigent Defense.
For information about the 2019-2021 JAG grant program and the Request for Proposals for the JAG awards anticipated in October 2019 click here.
For information about the prior JAG grants – (Grant Cycle March 1, 2015 – December 31, 2018) click here.
Notice of Intent to Apply for 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
The Board of State and Community Corrections, Corrections Planning and Grant Programs division intends to apply for the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This notice serves as an opportunity to comment on the application. Written comments pertaining to the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program application may be transmitted by mail or email to the contact person listed below through June 23, 2019.
For additional information or if you have questions about this notice please contact:
Daryle McDaniel, Field Representative
2590 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 341-7392
The JJCPA program provides state funding for counties to implement programs that have proven effective in reducing crime and delinquency among at-risk youth and youthful offenders. The YOBG program provides state funding for counties to deliver custody and care (i.e., appropriate rehabilitative and supervisory services) to youthful offenders who previously would have been committed to the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice. Continue
$7 million is provided to local corrections agencies, through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), for a statewide mental health training initiative. The funding is distributed on a per capita basis to probation departments, sheriff’s offices, and police departments for mental health related training delivered to their staff from May 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.
The funds, available through the BSCC, is distributed for two priority areas:
- Mental health related training for local corrections staff
- Instructor training for the new STC Behavioral Health training included in all three core training programs (JCO, ACO, and PO).
The first priority area is the delivery of mental health training for corrections staff, including line staff, supervisors, managers and administrators. Mental health training is broadly defined to include single training or multiple subject courses of training that include content such as signs and symptoms of mental illness, substance use disorder, trauma informed care, stigma and bias, crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques, and suicide prevention. The funds can only be used on STC certified courses and in the four STC approved categories of tuition, per diem, travel, and replacement costs.
The second priority area is statewide training for instructors on the new STC Behavioral Health Module that is included in the ACO, JCO and PO core training. Agencies that deliver their own core training are required to send one trainer. Additional slots will be made available for agencies that are interested in using the STC Behavioral Health Module for annual training. Agencies attending the training under this grant will receive free tuition to the class and all reasonable travel related costs will be reimbursed by the BSCC.
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 required 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 requires that the grants be awarded competitively, specifies that funds may serve both adults and juveniles and also 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 requires grantees to partner with community-based organizations and pass through to them at least 50 percent of their award.
BSCC awarded the first round of Proposition 47 grants on June 15, 2017. Grants were awarded to 23 public agencies for a 38-month grant period, ending on August 15, 2020. To learn more about the Proposition 47 grant, click here.
Proposition 64, known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalized the use of marijuana for those over the age of 21 and established laws to regulate the cultivation, distribution, sale, and use of marijuana. Read more
Proud Parenting Grant Program
The purpose of this grant program is to provide parenting services to young parents and expectant parents between the ages of 14 and 25 (at time of project participation enrollment) who were involved in the criminal/juvenile justice systems and/or considered crossover youth within the child welfare system. Funded grant programs will do so by increasing parenting knowledge, improving attitudes about responsible parenting, relationships between parents and their children, as well as providing necessary life-skills training and self-esteem to the youthful program participants.
For more information about the Proud Parenting Program click here.
2018-20 Proud Parenting Grantee Awards/Project Summaries – PDF
|Champions Recovery Alternative Programs, Inc. (Kings County)||$104,375|
|Encompass Community Services (Santa Cruz County)||$104,375|
|Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (San Joaquin County)||$104,375|
|Imperial County Probation Dept (Imperial County)||$104,375|
|Neutral Ground (Orange County)||$104,375|
|San Benito County Office of Education (San Benito County)||$104,375|
|South Bay Community Services (San Diego County)||$104,375|
|Tulare County Office of Education (Tulare County)||$104,375|
2018-20 Proud Parenting Program Request for Proposal Information
From February 9, 2018 through March 30, 2018, California County Probation Departments, County Offices of Education, and Non-Profit Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) located in the State of California were invited to apply for the 2018-20 Proud Parenting Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP).
- 2018-20 Proud Parenting Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP) – PDF
- Notice of Funding Availability
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- PowerPoint for Proud Parenting Grant Program Bidders’ Conference – PDF
The RSAT Program is federally funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) as identified via Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance CFDA number 16.593. This funding assists states and local governments in developing and implementing substance abuse treatment programs in state, local, and tribal correctional and detention facilities, and supports efforts to create and maintain community-based aftercare services for offenders. Historically, the California RSAT Program has funded state and local detention facilities to provide in-custody treatment services with an aftercare component requirement placed on the grantees.
The goal of the RSAT Program are to enhance the capability of states, and units of local and tribal government to:
- provide substance use disorder treatment for incarcerated inmates;
- prepare participants for their reintegration into the communities from which they came by incorporating reentry planning activities into treatment programs; and
- assist participants through the community reentry process by delivering community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services.
2018-2021 RSAT Grantee Project Descriptions
Kern County Sheriff’s Department RSAT Project: This project will utilize a Risk-Need Recovery platform to break the cycle of drugs, crime, and recidivism through the implementation of evidence-based programs and treatment. The program will serve the male population at the Kern Lerdo Detentions Facility who meet the defined criteria and have a demonstrated substance use disorder. The program includes in-custody (4-6 months) and out-of-custody (12 months) components and provides offender with rehabilitative tools for reentry as productive citizens.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SSD) RSAT Project: The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SSD) proposes to continue the Housing for Accountable Living Transitions/Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (HALT/RSAT) Program for male and female offenders incarcerated at the Rio Consumnes Correctional Center. The SSD uses evidence-based assessments to identify an offender’s criminogenic needs and creates an evidence-based treatment plan responsive to those needs. Offenders are assigned to a Reentry Specialist/Case Manager who ensures program adherence and provides one-on-one counselling and support during the 4-12 month in-custody portion of treatment and up to one-year post-release. The project goal is to reduce participant’s recidivism rate.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) RSAT Project: The SCSO is proposing a gender-responsive treatment and reentry program for female offenders housed at the main jail. Approximately 80 participants will be served during the first project year. Participants will be assessed for risk and needs through validated assessment tools and an evidence-based curriculum will be delivered to participants for a minimum of 3 months. Aftercare services will be provided for 12 months post-release.
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office RSAT Project: The TCSO RSAT program proposes to deliver an evidence-based substance abuse recovery program to county jail inmates at the Men’s Correctional Facility. The program can house up to 64 participants and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions to change the behaviors and attitudes of the inmates regarding criminal thinking and substance abuse issues. The in-custody portion of the program is between 4 and 6 months in length and an aftercare component is offered for up to 12 months post-release. The last month of the in-custody program focuses on reentry into the community. The offender leaves with a discharge plan and identified goals upon their release.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 as amended at 42 U.S.C. Sections 5631-5633 (Public Law 93-415) – awarded to California by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) – Supports local efforts to plan, establish, operate, coordinate, and evaluate projects directly, or through grants and contracts with public and private agencies, for the development of more effective education, training, research, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs and reform efforts in delinquency prevention and juvenile justice system improvement.
The Tribal Youth Diversion (TYD) Grant program was originally established as part of the Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) that was created through enacted of the 2018 Budget Act (Chapter 29) and the related trailer bill (Chapter 36, Statutes of 2018). The 2019 Budget Act (Chapter 23) establishes the TYD Grant as independent from the YRG. TYD grant funds support Indian tribes in the implementation of diversion programs for Indian children using trauma informed, community-based, and wellness-based interventions. Funding supports diversion programs that address the needs of Indian children who experience high rates of juvenile arrests, high rates of suicide, high rates of alcohol and substance abuse, and average high school graduation rates that are lower than 75 percent.
For more information about the TYD Program, click here.
The Native American Tribal Youth Program is authorized under the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 2002, Title II Formula Grants. The grant program is open, on a competitive basis, to all federally recognized California Tribal Governments. The grant program is designed to assist Tribal Governments in developing the tools and resources to assist at-risk youth. The grant is built upon the beliefs and values associated with Native American culture as defined by the Gathering Of Native Americans (GONA) principles: Belonging; Mastery; Interdependence; and Generosity.
The Shingle Springs Rancheria Miwok Tribe will implement the Tribal Youth Probation Program (TYPP), staffed by a youth probation officer whose singular focus is to provide rehabilitative measures that incorporate the cultural practices of the Miwok community to at-risk and system involved youth. The TYPP addresses juvenile delinquency and truancy problems among tribal families by increasing the capacity of the tribal justice system. The project provides rehabilitative-focused supervision of probation terms and court ordered case plans, diversion opportunities, cultural assessments, educational opportunities, drug treatment services, compliance incentives, and job training. El Dorado County Superior Court and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians launched a joint-jurisdictional juvenile court to bring together tribal and county services in one unified proceeding; therefore continuing the partnership of the TYPP and the Court to address the needs of Miwok youth in the juvenile justice system.
The Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria project focuses on interventions for court-involved youth to reduce, control, and prevent crime and delinquency among tribal youth. Since 2012, the Tribe has offered tutoring, counseling, and mentoring services under the One-on-One Mentoring Program. The Mechoopda Tribe will expand and enhance its existing mentoring program by serving 150 at-risk Native American youth ages 5-17 in Butte County. The project will incorporate Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) principles and improve data collection between the Tribe and the collaborative partners: North Valley Indian Health, Four Winds School, and the Four Winds Office of Indian Education. The overall goal of the project is to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, truancy, and other high-risk behaviors among youth ages 5 to 17 by providing evidence-based mentoring services.
The Youth Centers Youth Shelters Program provided state funds for the acquisition, renovation, and construction of afterschool youth centers and overnight youth shelters throughout California; all funds have been disseminated.
This program utilized a variety of funding sources to enable cities, counties, and community-based organizations to acquire, renovate, and construct youth centers and youth shelters. The program helped to create 99 facilities throughout California.
The Youth Centers and Youth Shelters Program involves four allocations of funds dedicated to the renovation and construction of local centers and shelters serving at-risk youth.
- The County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure and Youth Facility Bond Act of 1988 (Proposition 86) provided $25 million for the acquisition, construction, renovation, and equipping of youth centers and shelters. These funds were awarded to 41 youth centers and 28 youth shelters.
- Ten years later, the Legislature passed AB 2796, which established the Gang Violence Prevention, Detention, and Public Protection Act and provided another $25 million for to nonprofit agencies to acquire, renovate and construct youth centers (Chapter 499, Statutes of 1998). This appropriation funded 24 additional centers.
- In 2000, Proposition 12 augmented the AB 2796 appropriation by $5 million, which funded five more youth centers.
- AB 1740 (Chapter 52, Statutes of 2000) included funds for one additional project.
Since this program involves grants of public funds, the law requires continuous monitoring of the youth centers and shelters (10 years for renovations of existing structures and 20 years for new facility construction).
Youth centers offer activities and services during non-school hours to children and teens (ages 6-17), including recreation, health and fitness, citizenship and leadership development, job training, anti-gang programs, teen pregnancy prevention programs, and counseling for problems such as drug and alcohol abuse. In addition to these basic program features, youth centers may offer mentoring, tutoring, culinary arts, gardening, computer skills training, music, arts and other activities.
Youth shelters provide services to assist runaway, homeless, abused and neglected youth with their immediate survival needs, complete their education and/or obtain employment, and help reunite them with their families or find a suitable home. Many shelters operate in conjunction with youth centers, allowing sheltered youth to take advantage of the full range of youth center programs and services when not in school or involved in activities related to family reunification or independent living.
List of Active Facilities - PDF
Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) Program
The Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG) Program was established in the 2018 budget Act (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29. Statues pf 2018) and the related trailer bill (Assembly Bill (AB) 1812, chapter 36, Statutes of 2018). In 2019 the YRG Program was modified by AB 1454. This program supports diversion of youth away from the juvenile justice system by providing grants to various agencies.
For more information about the YRG program click here.
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