Applications Due: March 30, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
The Second Chance Act Programs are designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry and recidivism reduction. “Reentry” is not a specific program, but rather a process that starts when an individual is initially incarcerated and ends when he or she has been successfully reintegrated in the community as a law-abiding citizen. The reentry process includes screening and assessment in a pre-release setting, the delivery of evidence-based programming in a pre-release setting, and the delivery of a variety of evidence-based programming for every program participant in a post-release setting designed to ensure that the transition from prison or jail to the community is safe and successful.
The Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders is designed to improve outcomes for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders through the screening and assessment of incarcerated individuals, availability of some pre-release programming, leading to the provision of appropriate evidence-based services and treatment after incarceration.
Funding Title: Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders
Agency Name: Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2016-9094
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. The grant announcement contains the following language:
“Civil legal assistance can often play a critical role in addressing barriers to successful reintegration. An allowable use of Second Chance Act funds for reentry services includes referral to and payment of legal services related to the purpose of the grant, such as: securing a driver’s license, expunging criminal records, litigating inappropriate denials of housing or employment and violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, creating and/or modifying child support orders, and other family law services that help stabilize individuals and families. For more information, go to www.bja.gov/Programs/SecondChanceLegalServicesGuidance.pdf. This excludes the payment of fines or penalties associated with a driver’s license suspension or the payment of child support.”
Target Population: Adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $7,000,000
Award Ceiling: $650,000
Award Floor: $0
How to Apply: Applicants must register in and submit applications through Grants.gov, a primary source to find federal funding opportunities and apply for funding. Find complete instructions on how to register and submit an application at www.Grants.gov. Applicants that experience technical difficulties during this process should call the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays. Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, processing delays may occur, and it can take several weeks for first-time registrants to receive confirmation and a user password. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov, and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
Current Closing Date for Applications: by March 30 2016, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are limited to states, units of local government, and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior).
Link to Full Announcement: Here
Contact Information: For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to email@example.com. The Grants.gov Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.
For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Grants.gov Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.
Categories: DOJ, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Mental Health, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities, Tribal