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Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.812
Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Apr 13, 2021

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The Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program provides grants to to implement or expand reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and other reentry service providers.

Funding may be used for:

  • Mentoring adult offenders during incarceration, through transition back to the community, and post-release
  • Training regarding offender and victims' issues
  • Transitional services to assist in the reintegration of offenders into the community, including:
    • Educational, literacy, and vocational services
    • Substance use disorder treatment and services
    • Coordinated supervision and services for offenders, including physical healthcare and comprehensive housing and mental healthcare
    • Family services
    • Validated assessment tools to assess the risk factors of returning inmates

Program priorities include applications that:

  • Demonstrate that the individuals who are intended to benefit from the requested grant reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties
  • Offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones)

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized Native American Tribal governments
  • Tribal for-profit organizations, other than small businesses
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Community-based Adult Reentry for Organizations Serving Rural Communities:

  • Award ceiling: $750,000
  • Project period: 36 months
  • Estimated number of awards: 9

Community-based Adult Reentry for Organizations Serving Non-rural Communities:

  • Award ceiling: $750,000
  • Project period: 36 months
  • Estimated number of awards: 8
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 April 13, 2021.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by April 27, 2021.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Criminal justice system · Educational attainment · Families · Healthcare needs and services · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Networking and collaboration · Poverty · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse

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