The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking grant applications from community- and faith-based organizations and Native American tribes interested in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities after incarceration. In particular, it is seeking reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, law enforcement, and other reentry service providers.
These partnerships should develop comprehensive case management plans that directly address criminogenic risk and needs, as determined by validated criminogenic risk assessments, and include delivery or facilitation of services appropriate for the learning styles and abilities of the participants. This includes ensuring cognitive behavioral programming is in place before release, whether by the lead applicant or a partnering agency.
In 2019, there are two categories of grants supported under this solicitation:
- Category 1 – Community-based Adult Reentry. Competition ID: BJA-2019-15329
- Target population: The proposed program must commit to serving a minimum of 150 people that meet the target population requirements, which can be found in the solicitation.
- Award amount: Awardees will receive up to $1,000,000 each.
- Category 2 – Community-based Adult Reentry with Small and Rural Organizations. Competition ID: BJA-2019-15330
- Applicants must demonstrate an annual operating budget of $1,000,000 or less and not be a chapter or affiliate of a national organization, as defined by having a licensing or other agreement where the national entity provides financial and/or operational support. Special consideration will be given to those organizations operating in and serving a rural area of the country.
- Target population: The proposed program must commit to serving a minimum of 75 people that meet the target population requirements of this grant.
- Award amount: Awardees will receive up to $500,000 each.
The solicitation provides further details about the program, including allowable uses, target population, and selection criteria. Applications are due by June 11.