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BJA Federal Funding Opportunities

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Jun 2018

Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Program 

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Program, which is funded through the Second Chance Act. Several years ago, BJA initiated a pilot project, called the “Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies” project, that sought to test an innovative approach to reduce recidivism and increase job readiness for people returning to communities after incarceration as well as to integrate best practices in reentry and employment. This grant program will provide funding for strategic planning to replicate the framework developed in the pilot project.
 
Eligible applicants are limited to state correctional agencies (state departments of corrections, parole, or probation), state administering agencies (SAAs), and federally recognized tribal governments.
 
To learn more about this opportunity, see the solicitation. Applications are due by June 18.

Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness program, which is funded through the Second Chance Act. The focus of this grant program is to help jurisdictions implement standardized screening and assessment; collaborative comprehensive case management; and pre- and post-release programming that addresses criminogenic risk and needs, including mental illnesses and substance addictions.

BJA expects to make up to 12 awards of up to $750,000 each, with an estimated total amount of up to $9,000,000 awarded. Applicants must apply in one of the following three categories, depending upon what type of jurisdiction they are:

  • Category 1: Units or components of state government agencies serving adults who are incarcerated;
  • Category 2: Units or components of county or city local government agencies serving adults who are incarcerated; or
  • Category 3: Federally recognized Native American tribal governments and Alaska Native tribal governments and/or tribal organizations serving adults who are incarcerated.

To learn more about this opportunity, see the solicitation. Applications are due by June 18.