Community-Based Reentry Program (FY 2023)

The Second Chance Act (SCA) Community-based Reentry Program provides funding to community-based organizations and tribal governments who are providing comprehensive reentry services to individuals who have been incarcerated. These services include both pre- and post-release programming and reentry support. With the FY 23 solicitation, BJA seeks applications from community-based organizations with strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, other reentry service providers, and stakeholders to implement or expand reentry programs. These partnerships should develop comprehensive case management plans that directly address criminogenic risk and needs, as determined by validated criminogenic risk assessments, and include delivery or facilitation of services.

This solicitation is part of the SCA suite of programs in FY 2023.

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables


  • Strengthen communities by improving reentry outcomes for individuals who have been incarcerated and reducing recidivism.


  • Develop comprehensive case management plans that directly address criminogenic risk and needs, as identified by validated criminogenic risk assessments, and deliver or facilitate services in a manner consistent with participants’ learning styles and abilities.
  • Demonstrate increased collaboration between community-based organizations and corrections, community supervision, law enforcement, and other local reentry stakeholders.


  • An action plan to be developed with input from BJA and the assigned technical assistance provider, submitted within 6 months of receiving final budget approval.
  • A final report or independent evaluation at the end of the project period summarizing expenditures and detailing types of programmatic activities, clients served, and overall lessons learned, including milestones and outcomes throughout the program.
  • If the applicant proposes and receives priority consideration under the evaluation priority (priority 2), they must deliver a final evaluation report.

For more information, see the most recent BJA grant solicitation and materials.