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Grant Opportunities for Youth Diversion, Adult Reentry, and More!

California’s Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), a powerful state agency responsible for overseeing local correctional facilities, administers hundreds of millions of dollars in state grant funding each year. This month, three critical grant opportunities for community programs are accepting applications.

With the grant application deadlines fast approaching, the information below intends to provide a brief summary of the programs and resources for community-based organizations (CBOs) interested in applying.


Prop 47 Round 2 Funding: $78.5M for mental health, diversion, and other community supports (Due Monday, March 18, 2019)

Proposition 47 requires that these funds be awarded to public agencies, which must partner with CBOs. A list of public agencies that have submitted a non-binding Notice of Intent to Apply can be found here.

More information on requirements, the RFP, and FAQ can be found here!


Adult Reentry Grant: $50M to provide housing and reentry to people returning from state prison (Due Monday, March 25, 2019)

The Adult Reentry Grant provides funding directly to nonprofit community-based organizations, so CBOs will submit proposals to the BSCC and serve as the lead applicant.

Rental assistance Warm hand-off & reentry services Rehabilitation of existing property
  • $25M state allocation
  • Applicants can request up to $3M for the entire 42-month grant period.
  • Examples of eligible services: Short-term emergency housing assistance, landlord incentives, permanent supportive housing, rent subsidies, transitional housing, stipends to families, vouchers, move-in costs, credit repair, coverage of back rent, and more.
  • This sub-category is currently open for applications.
  • $9.3M state allocation
  • Applicants can request up to $500,000 for the entire 42-month grant period.
  • Examples of eligible services: Reach-in services, case management services, system navigation, transportation, food, emergency services, employment/vocational services, behavioral health care, mentors, and more.
  • This sub-category is not currently open for applications.
  • $15M state allocation
  • This sub-category is not currently open for applications.

More information on requirements, the RFP, and FAQ can be found here!


Youth Reinvestment Grant: $37.3M for youth diversion (Due: Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 5 PM)

The Youth Reinvestment Grant requires that these funds be awarded to counties/cities, which must partner with CBOs. Find counties/cities that have submitted a non-binding Notice of Intent to Apply for YRG funds here, and Tribal Youth Diversion funds here.

More information on requirements, the RFP, and FAQ can be found here!


CJCJ and community partners have worked together throughout the grant-making process. As part of these efforts, we engaged our networks to ensure justice-involved individuals and advocates were represented on the Executive Steering Committees (ESC), which are responsible for designing the grant’s priorities and scoring grant applications. We further monitored and informed the process by attending meetings, providing public comment, and submitting recommendations to the ESCs to guide their considerations.

Our collective efforts serve to lift up community-based organizations’ leadership and support programs for justice-involved youth and adults that reflect the needs of our communities.


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