U.S. Department of Justice: Technical Assistance Provision to Support the Hiring of People with Criminal RecordsDeadline: February 2, 2017
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), through its administration of the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC), is inviting letters of interest from organizations that are interested in providing technical assistance to employers to support the hiring of people with criminal records.
BJA is dedicating $500,000 over the course of one year to support the delivery of technical assistance to employers. For the purpose of this project, technical assistance includes creating model hiring and human resource practices and policies; promoting peer learning opportunities through conferences, meetings, and webinars; and developing best or promising practices to track and compare data on employees with and without criminal records.
The technical assistance approach should be guided by an advisory board of stakeholders from relevant sectors, comprising primarily employers and human resource organizations, but also including advocates, people impacted by the criminal justice system, consumer reporting agencies, and trade associations.
Amount: Up to $500,000. The number of awards to be made is not provided.
Eligibility: Organizations with experience and expertise in the following:
- Designing and implementing a strategy to engage employers in hiring people with criminal records
- Working with community organizations, including those that provide services for or include representation of people with criminal records
- Convening an advisory group to support project goals, including employer-focused technical assistance and the development of best practices
- Providing technical assistance or training to other internal and external stakeholders
- Employer-focused technical assistance that are relevant to the proposed project
Note: The February 2 deadline is for letters of interest. Applicants may be invited to submit a full proposal.