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U.S. Department of Justice: Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision

Deadline: May 24, 2018

The Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision program will provide funding to support reentry strategies that address treatment services for youth with co-occurring substance abuse problems and mental health disorders, reentry services for gang-involved youth, and training and technical assistance to improve community supervision practices for juveniles who are placed on probation or are being released from secure confinement. This solicitation will provide grants under the following categories:

  • Category 1: Implementing Evidence-Based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Services will support states, units of local government, and tribes to improve and expand the provision of evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment services for youth with co-occurring substance abuse problems and mental health disorders, including addressing behavioral health impacts and criminogenic needs while in secure confinement and during pre- and post-release.
  • Category 2: Reentry Antigang Strategies and Programs will provide funding to states, units of local government, and tribes to ensure that reentry services for gang-involved youth focus on enhancing services while in confinement and improving community supervision strategies when released to the community. Funding to successful applicants may be used to: (1) provide intensive evidence-based programming while in the facility, (2) develop comprehensive aftercare plans for gang-affiliated offenders, (3) hire a multistrategy gang coordinator who will enhance the coordination of existing facility/community-based antigang programs and strategies, and (4) implement or enhance existing evidence-based gang intervention and suppression programs within a comprehensive antigang strategy.
  • Category 3: Community Supervision Review and Enhancement Training and Technical Assistance will provide funding to support training and technical assistance to states and localities to improve community supervision policies and practices for juveniles with co-occurring substance abuse problems and mental health disorders who are placed on probation or are being released from secure confinement.

Amount: Varies by category:

  • Category 1: Up to five awards of up to $650,000 each
  • Category 2: Up to five awards of up to $450,000 each
  • Category 3: One award of up to $1,000,000

Eligibility: Varies by category:

  • Category 1: Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.
  • Category 2: Eligible applicants are limited to states (including territories), units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior.
  • Category 3: Eligible applicants are limited to nonprofit organizations3 and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations) and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education).

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302381

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