The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs has announced the availability of funding for the planning and implementation of adult prisoner re-entry programs.
Many prisoners who return to the community face challenges that may impact their ability to transition smoothly to productive, crime-free lives – including housing, employment, family issues, and behavioral health problems. As part of the Second Chance Act, the funding opportunity is designed to support the development and implementation of comprehensive collaborative strategies that address these challenges.
State and local government agencies and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply. DOJ anticipates making awards of up to $750,000 each for a 24-month project period. A 50 percent non-federal match is required. Applications are due on June 2, 2014.