‘The Bureau of Justice Assistance has released an RFP to non-profit organizations for mentoring projects, under the “Second Chance Act” mission, of ” providing services and programs to facilitate inmates’ successful reintegration into society”. BJA will make $15 million available to non-profit organizations for up to $300,000 per grant for a period of up to 24 months. No matching is required but 25% in-kind contributions are encouraged.
The application deadline is March 18,2010.
Each proposal must include the following program components:
- Mentoring offenders during incarceration, through transition back to the community, and post-release.
- Transitional services to assist in the reintegration of offenders into the community.
- Training regarding offender and victims issues.
Click here for the application: “Second Chance Act Mentoring Grants to Non-Profit Organizations”
Reentry Court Note: These funds should be available to reentry court partners in the non-profit community