Second Chance Act Reentry Initiative

There are currently over 2.2 million individuals serving time in federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycle through local jails every year.

Of those in state and federal prison, approximately 95 percent will be released and return to communities across the nation.

A majority

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of these individuals have needs that, if unaddressed in prison, during the reentry process, and after release, will negatively impact their ability to live productive, pro-social, crime-free lives in the community.

These needs include housing and employment challenges, relationship and family issues, and substance abuse and mental health problems.

The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub.

L.

110-199) helps to address these significant challenges by providing comprehensive responses to the significant number of incarcerated adults who are returning to communities from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities.

Programs funded under the Second Chance Act help to promote public safety by ensuring that the transition individuals make from prison and jail to the community is successful.

Please see the BJA website at https://www.bja.gov/ for more information on Second Chance Act programs.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

https://www.bja.gov/


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
County Of Ventura $ 2,200,000   2020-03-012024-09-30
Corrections, Missouri Department Of $ 2,180,250   2020-03-012024-09-30
Hamilton, County Of $ 2,200,000   2020-03-012024-09-30
Safer Foundation $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Cook, County Of $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Berrien-cass-van Buren Workforce Development Board, Inc. $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Executive Office Of The Governor Of Delaware $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Pardons And Paroles, Alabama Board Of $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Los Angeles, County Of $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30
Washtenaw, County Of $ 1,000,000   2019-10-012023-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

? Adult and Juvenile Technology Careers Training Demonstration Grants ? authorizes grants to develop training programs for individuals that are no more than 6 - 18 months prior to release from a prison, jail, or juvenile facility to find jobs in higher paying, technology-related jobs. ? Adult Offender Reentry Substance Abuse and Criminal Justice Collaboration (Co-Occurring Disorders) ? authorizes grants to develop treatment programs to better address the needs of returning individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues.

? Adult Demonstration ? authorizes grants to states, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribes that may be used for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated or detained.

? Adult Mentoring Grants to Nonprofit Organizations ? authorizes grants to nonprofit organizations that may be used for mentoring of adults or providing transitional services for reintegration into the community. ? Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction ? authorizes grants to state correctional agencies (state departments of corrections or community corrections) or State Administering Agencies (SAAs).

Unallowable Uses for Award Funds (Generally for SCA Projects): In addition to the unallowable costs identified in the Financial Guide, award funds may not be used for the following: ? Prizes/rewards/entertainment/trinkets (or any type of monetary incentive) ? Client stipends ? Gift cards ? Vehicles ? Food and beverage.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See current solicitation at the Office of Justice Programs website http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

Credentials/Documentation

See current solicitation for requirements at the Office of Justice Programs website http://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The standard application form (SF-424), as furnished by the federal agency in accordance with 28 CFR, Part 66 (Common Rule), must be used for this program.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at www.bja.gov.

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, letters and an award package are sent to the grantee. One copy of the grant award must be signed by a duly authorized representative and returned to BJA.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Second Chance Act Demonstration Programs 42 USC 3797w; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year. Second Chance Act Mentoring 42 USC 17531; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year. Second Chance Act Family-Based Treatment 42 USC 3797s; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year. Second Chance Act Tech Careers 42 USC 17511; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year. Second Chance Act Treatment & Justice Collaboration 42 USC 17521; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year. Second Chance Act Research 42 USC 17551, et seq.; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year. Second Chance Act Prosecution Alternatives Program 42 USC 3797q; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year. Second Chance Act Pay for Success Pub. L. No. 110-199; and an act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at www.bja.gov.

Appeals

There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. Please see 28 CFR Part 18.

Renewals

Continuation grants are renewable, contingent upon Congressional appropriations.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Contingent upon program goals and objectives, generally 12-18 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Please contact the program office for more information.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Unless otherwise specified in the award?s special conditions, recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Unless otherwise specified in the award?s special conditions, recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Status Reports in accordance with the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm).

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

See 2 CFR 200 for the government-wide requirements for maintenance of records by grant recipients.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0401-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $48,127,386; FY 17 est $68,000,000; and FY 18 est $48,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies, see solicitation guidelines posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm or www.bja.gov.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm. For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm ) and Post award Instructions (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf). Applicable OMB Circulars and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Andre Bethea U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 Seventh Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: ASKBJA@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-616-6500 or 1-866-859-2647

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are described in the current fiscal year's solicitation available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm or www.bja.gov.



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