BJA FY 14 Second Chance Act Two-Phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 2, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 750,000
Category of Funding ActivityLaw, Justice and Legal Services
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Program Description

There are currently over 2.2 million individuals serving time in federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycle through local jails every year. Of those in state and federal prison, approximately 95 percent will be released and return to communities across the nation. A majority of these individuals have needs that, if unaddressed in prison, during the reentry process, and after release, will negatively impact their ability to live productive, prosocial, crime-free lives in the community. These needs include housing and employment challenges, relationship and family issues, and substance abuse and mental health problems. While members of Native American tribes who are incarcerated possess similar needs, addressing them successfully can be particularly challenging because members of tribal communities return from federal, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), state, local, and tribal facilities. In addition to the difficulties associated with the coordination of services for individuals returning from these diverse facilities, services to address the various needs of the formerly incarcerated often do not exist on tribal lands. The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) helps to address these significant challenges by providing comprehensive responses to the significant number of incarcerated adults who are returning to communities from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities. Programs funded under the Second Chance Act help to promote public safety by ensuring that the transition individuals make from prison and jail to the community is successful. Section 101 of the Second Chance Act authorizes federal awards to state and local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes that may be used for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated or detained. Funding for this program is authorized under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-76, 128 Stat. 5, 63.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberBJA-2014-3860
Funding Opportunity TitleBJA FY 14 Second Chance Act Two-Phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation
Opportunity CategoryLaw, Justice and Legal Services
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateApril 9, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJune 2, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateJuly 2, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUp to $ 750,000
CFDA Number
  • 16.812 - Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative
  • 000000

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Justice
Program Information WebsiteFull Announcement
ContactOffice: Office of Justice Programs
Address: Bureau of Justice Assistance
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