To spark and sustain criminal justice reform reform beyond the biggest cities, the Vera Institute of Justice is awarding an inaugural round of grants to community-based and/or statewide organizations committed to reducing incarceration rates and resisting unnecessary jail expansion in small and rural communities.
Applicants are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 to support work over an eight-month period (May 2019 – January 2020). Through a competitive selection process, Vera will fund up to 10 organizations in the first round. The funds can be used to sustain existing work or projects in small cities or rural communities, support the launch of new efforts or initiatives, expand work in a particular region, or foster partnerships and collaboration across the urban-rural spectrum.
The deadline to apply is March 25.