Webinar: Fiscal Year 2021 Second Chance Act Funding Opportunities

Second Chance Act


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*Please note: Previous versions of several of the solicitations discussed in this webinar and accompanying PDF below were cancelled and reissued with new application deadlines. The most up-to-date information is provided below and all interested applicants must apply to the current opportunities

Second Chance Act (SCA) funding from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance supports state and local agencies in reducing recidivism and improving outcomes for youth and adults leaving detention and incarceration to return to their communities. This webinar discusses the SCA programs funded for fiscal year 2021:

Smart Probation: Innovations in Supervision Initiative
Grants.gov Deadline:
June 3, 2021
JustGrants Application Deadline: June 17, 2021

This program seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of community supervision agencies to increase probation and parole success rates and to reduce the number of crimes committed by those under probation and parole supervision, which would in turn reduce admissions to prisons and jails and save taxpayer dollars.

Innovations in Reentry Initiative
Grants.gov Deadline:
June 7, 2021
JustGrants Application Deadline: June 21, 2021

This program will help jurisdictions assess their reentry system, identify strengths and gaps, and then build capacity for either improving reentry systems generally or improving service delivery by implementing or expanding a reentry program.

SCA Pay for Success
Grants.gov Deadline:
June 22, 2021
JustGrants Application Deadline: July 6, 2021

This program supports state, local, and tribal governments in enhancing or implementing performance-based and outcomes-based contracts with reentry, permanent supportive housing, or recovery housing providers to reduce recidivism and to address the substance use disorders affecting formerly incarcerated people.

SCA Adult Reentry Education, Employment, Treatment, and Recovery Outcomes Program
Grants.gov Deadline:
June 22, 2021
JustGrants Application Deadline: July 6, 2021

The purpose of the program is to enhance the ability of corrections systems to address the substance use treatment needs of offenders as well as to expand education and employment programs that emphasize strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, education, workforce development, and reentry service providers. 

SCA Community-Based Reentry Program

This program supports community- and faith-based organizations in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities from incarceration who are at medium to high risk of reoffending, to reduce recidivism, and to improve public safety.

Second Chance Act available funding imageLearn more about these opportunities (PDF) and access additional information to support applications for FY 2021 SCA funding.

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