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Reentry Projects - Adults and Young Adults

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 17.270
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Apr 25, 2019

Samantha Stowers


The Reentry Projects Program (Short Title: RP-3) provides grants for evidence-based, evidence-informed interventions, and promising practices shown to achieve successful employment outcomes for justice-involved individuals released from prison or jail or who are currently under supervision. Projects must serve high-crime, high-poverty communities, and a balance of rural and urban projects will be funded.

The initiative intends to protect community safety by ensuring that justice-involved individuals:

  • Become productive, responsible, and law-abiding members of society
  • Receive positive opportunities to engage in pro-social activities, such as employment and/or education
  • Maintain long-term employment
  • Sustain a stable residence
  • Successfully address their substance abuse issues and mental health needs

Applicants may apply for:

  • Intermediary projects
  • Non-intermediary projects that propose to serve adults ages 25 or older
  • Non-intermediary projects that propose to serve young adults between the ages of 18 to 24

Eligible applicants are:

  • IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • State and local governments
  • Indian and Native American entities that are eligible for for grants under Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
    • Federally-recognized tribes
    • Tribal organizations
    • Alaska Native-controlled organizations
    • Native Hawaiian-controlled organizations
    • Indian-controlled organizations serving Indian and Native Americans
    • State-recognized tribal organizations
    • A consortia of any entities listed above
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

For non-intermediary projects:

  • Award ceiling: $1,500,000
  • Project period: 39 months
  • Estimated number of awards: 20 for adult projects and 14 for young adult projects

For intermediary projects:

  • Award ceiling: $4,500,000
  • Project period: 39 months
  • Estimated number of awards: 1 for adult projects and 6 for young adult projects

Applicants must not propose to exceed an $8,000 cost-per-participant (CPP), which includes administrative, planning, and follow-up costs.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab. Applicants may submit a separate application under each funding opportunity.

Applications may also be submitted by mail to:

The U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Grants Management
Attention: Melissa Abdullah, Grant Officer
Reference FOA-ETA-19-01
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N4716
Washington, DC 20210

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Criminal justice system · Educational attainment · Employment and unemployment · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Mental health · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Poverty · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse

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