BJA FY 14 Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 2, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 1,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityLaw, Justice and Legal Services
Eligible Applicants
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others - Applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations) with a documented history of providing comprehensive, evidence-based reentry services, and federally-recognized Indian tribes. Nonprofit organizations with a history of providing evidence-based reentry services are encouraged to apply. Applicants may choose to partner with other community-based agencies for provision of some reentry services including the mentoring component.

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. 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 211 of the Act authorizes grants to nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes that may be used for comprehensive wrap-around services/programs which incorporate the use of trained mentors to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of adults who have been incarcerated.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberBJA-2014-3877
Funding Opportunity TitleBJA FY 14 Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors
Opportunity CategoryLaw, Justice and Legal Services
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of AwardsNot Available
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 9, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJune 2, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateJuly 2, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUp to $ 1,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 16.812 - Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative

Eligible Applicants

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others - Applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations) with a documented history of providing comprehensive, evidence-based reentry services, and federally-recognized Indian tribes. Nonprofit organizations with a history of providing evidence-based reentry services are encouraged to apply. Applicants may choose to partner with other community-based agencies for provision of some reentry services including the mentoring component.

Contact Information

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