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Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.812
Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Jun 15, 2021

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The Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program offers grants to provide reentry services and programs for youth with the goals of reducing recidivism and improving outcomes for youth returning to their communities after detention or out-of-home placement.

Grants will be awarded in 2 categories:

Category 1: Supports states, local governments, and tribal governments in partnership with interested persons, service providers, and nonprofit organizations to provide comprehensive reentry services for moderate to high-risk youth offenders before, during, and after release from confinement

Category 2: Funding for nonprofit organizations to support transitional services to assist in the reintegration of youth into the community and to deliver training on offenders and victims' issues. Services may include:

  • Mentoring for youth offenders during confinement, through transition back to the community, and post release
  • Educational, literacy, vocational services, and transitional job strategies
  • Substance use disorder treatment and services
  • Coordinated services, including physical healthcare and comprehensive housing and mental healthcare
  • Family services
  • Validated assessment tools to assess risk factors of returning youth

Priority consideration will be given to applications that promote civil rights, increase access to justice, support crime victims, protect the public from crime and evolving threats, and build trust between law enforcement and the community, as well as projects that are intended to benefit individuals who reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties.


Eligible applicants for Category 1:

  • State and territorial governments
  • City and township governments
  • County governments
  • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments

Eligible applicants for Category 2:

  • Nonprofit organizations with and without 501(c)(3) status, other than institutions of higher education
  • Indian/Native American tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 13
Estimated total program funding: $9,750,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the June 15, 2021 deadline.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the June 29, 2021 deadline.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Educational attainment · Employment and unemployment · Families · Healthcare needs and services · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Mental health · Poverty · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse

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