Call for Applicants to Help Juvenile Offenders Gain Job Skills
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the availability of approximately $26 million in grants to improve the long-term labor market prospects of youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The “Face Forward” grants are designed to give youth a chance at success by offering support services, training, and skills development that can help them obtain employment and overcome the stigma of a juvenile record.
Nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and Indian and Native American entities eligible for grants under WIA Section 166 may apply for these grants.
To download an application, click here. The deadline for applying is 4:00 p.m. ET, May 10, 2013.
Call for Applicants to the Second Chance Act Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Grant Program
On March 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance released the Adult Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Second Chance Act grant solicitation. State, local, and tribal governments are invited to apply for this funding to improve recovery and recidivism outcomes for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders through the provision of appropriate evidence-based services and treatment both during and after incarceration.
To download this solicitation, click here. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 16, 2013.
Second Chance Act "Smart Probation" Competitive Grant
On March 12, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance released the solicitation for the Second Chance Act’s grant program for probation initiatives, entitled “Smart Probation: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities.” The “Smart Probation” program assists state, local, and tribal agencies in developing and implementing strategies to improve probation supervision and reduce recidivism. Funds may be used to implement evidence-based supervision strategies and to innovate new strategies to improve outcomes for probationers.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 9, 2013. To download the solicitation, click here.
In 2012 the National Reentry Resource Center hosted a webinar for applicants responding to the “Smart Probation” solicitation. The 2012 webinar and presentation provide information that is also relevant to the 2013 solicitation. To watch the 2012 webinar click here, to download the presentation click here. Please note: a new webinar specific to the 2013 solicitation will NOT be offered.
SAMHSA Offender Reentry Program FY 2013 Grant Request for Applications
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 for the Offender Reentry Program grants. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration for criminal offenses. Applicants are expected to form stakeholder partnerships that will plan, develop and provide a transition from incarceration to community-based substance abuse treatment and related reentry services.
Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities, including state and local governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, public or private universities and colleges, and community- and faith-based organizations.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 16, 2013. For more information, click here.
U.S. Department of Labor Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Strategies Targeting Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $12 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and section 212 of the Second Chance Act of 2007 to award approximately eight grants to serve adult and youth ex-offenders pre- and post-release. The purpose of these grants is to improve the long-term labor market prospects of youth and adult ex-offenders who demonstrate characteristics common to female ex-offenders by using strategies targeted to these characteristics, which may include sexual or physical abuse, family turmoil, early puberty, learning disabilities and school failure, and mental health and substance abuse issues.
Grantees must include an integrated strategy that includes empowerment and self-development, workforce development, education, and case management, as well as required and additional state and/or local partnerships. Services to be funded will be targeted to female ex-offenders, but must also be open to eligible male ex-offenders.
Any non-profit organization, including community-based and faith-based organizations, with IRS 501(c)(3) status, may apply for these grants. Applicants may submit only one proposal for up to $1.5 million, with the amount requested depending on the number of participants to be served. Applicants may choose to serve either youth or adults but may not serve both populations.
Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. ET on April 17, 2013. For more information, click here.
Department of Labor Announces Funding Opportunity for Nonprofit Organizations Working with the Reentry Population
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration recently announced the availability of funds to help individuals prior to or immediately following release from incarceration prepare to reenter the workforce. Funding from this competitive grant can be used for job placement, vocational skills training, basic skills instruction and remedial education, tutoring for state high school equivalency tests, and other services aimed at helping participants secure employment.
The deadline for applying is 4:00 p.m. ET, May 2, 2013. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying can download the solicitation here.
'Comprehensive Support Services for Families Affected by Substance Abuse and/or HIV/AIDS' Grant Competition
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families recently announced the availability of competitive grants authorized by the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act. State and local governments, public and private institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for funding that can be used to support activities and services designed to increase the well being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of infants and children who have been exposed to a dangerous drug or have been exposed to HIV/AIDS and/or are at risk of being placed in out-of-home care as a result of one or both parents' substance abuse or positive HIV status.
Applications are due by May 13, 2013. To download an application, click here.