Adult Reentry Grant Program


The Adult Reentry Grant (ARG) Program was established through the Budget Act of 2018 (Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statute of 2018) and appropriated $50,000,000 in funding for competitive awards to community-based organizations to support offenders formerly incarcerated in state prison. The Budget Act requires that funding be allocated as follows:

-$25 million be for rental assistance;
-$9.35 million to support the warm handoff and reentry of offenders transitioning from prison to communities; and
-$15 million for the rehabilitation of existing property or buildings for housing offenders released from prison.

The Budget Act of 2019 (Assembly Bill 74, Chapter 23, Statues of 2019) provided an additional $32,950,000 for the Adult Reentry Grant, to be split 50/50 between Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff.  Appropriations from the Budget Act of 2019 increased the total available funds for Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff projects as follows: Warm Hand-off/ Reentry: $25,001,250, and Rental Assistance: $40,651,250

The competitive bid process for the first two wo components, Rental Assistance and Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services are now complete.
A Request for Proposals was released for the third component, Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings on September 12, 2019. Proposals are due to the BSCC on November 1, 2019. Learn more below.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

This RFP provides the information necessary to prepare proposals to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for grant funds available through the Adult Reentry Grant Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings Grant.

ARG Rehabilitation of Existing Property or Buildings RFP (Revised Budget Attachment 9/24/19)Word

NOTE: Applicants, please make sure to submit the budget attachment of your application in an Excel format. Do not submit the budget attachment in a PDF version. We must be able to view and print the budget and will not be able to do so if it is a PDF version. Attention to this detail will expedite the processing of your application.

Notice of Funds AvailabilityPDF

Bidders’ Conference

On September 25, 2019, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hosted a Bidders' Conference to provide clarity on ARG Rehab of Property Project Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and to allow interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP and the RFP process.

9/25/19 ARG Rehab of Property Project Bidders’ Conference Livestream

9/25/19 ARG Rehab of Property Project Bidders’ Conference PowerPoint 

Senate Bill 1380 Chapter 847

Housing First Resource List and Glossary Terms

Key Dates

Activity Date
Release Request for Proposals September 13, 2019
Bidder’s Conference (Sacramento) September 25, 2019
Proposals Due to the BSCC November 1, 2019
Proposal Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations November/December 2019
January 2020
BSCC Board Considers Funding Recommendations January 23, 2020
Notice to Grantees January 24, 2020
New Grants Begin February 1, 2020
New Grantee Orientation TBD
Funding Availability Ends for Rehabilitation of Existing Property January 31, 2023
Grant Period Ends January 31, 2035

Request for Proposals

In March 2019, 161 Community-Based Organizations responded to the Adult Reentry Grant Program Request for Proposals and requested more than $190 million for the $65.7 million available for the Rental Assistance and Warm Handoff Reentry Services Projects. The Board of State and Community Corrections ultimately approved funding for 69 Community-Based Organizations for the grant cycle that runs July 2019 to February 2023.

Adult Reentry Grant Rental Assistance/Warm Hand-Off Reentry Services Request for Proposals – PDF

Awards and Project Summaries

Adult Reentry Grant List of Awards - PDF

Project Summaries - PDF

ARG Executive Steering Committee Roster. Click here for a printable version of the ARG ESC roster.


ARG Executive Steering Committee Roster
# Name Title Organization/Agency
1 Linda Penner (Co-chair) BSCC Board Member Board of State and Community Corrections
2 Francine Tournour (Co-Chair) Director & BSCC Board Member Office of Public Safety Accountability, City of Sacramento
3 Hillary Blout Executive Director and Organization/Agency to Sentence Review Project Fair and Just Prosecution
4 Claudia Cappio Retired; Assistant City Administrator City of Oakland
5 Sue DeLacy Chief Deputy Probation Officer Orange County Probation Department
6 Eric Henderson Policy Associate Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
7 Jeff Kettering Chief Probation Officer Merced County Probation Department
8 Armand King Co-Founder Paving Great Futures
9 Catherine Kungu Housing Policy Analyst and Organization/Agency to California State Department of Housing and Community Development California Workforce Development Board (CWDB)
10 Christopher Martin Legislative Advocate, Homelessness Housing California
11 Dana Moore Acting Deputy Director Office of Health Equity (OHE)
12 Curtis Notsinneh Corrections Workforce Partnership Manager California Workforce Development Board (CWDB)
13 Sharon Rapport Associate Director, California Policy Corporation for Supportive House
14 Alfonso Valdez Agency to Public Policy Laboratory School of Social Science University of California, Irvine University of California, Irvine
15 Paul Watson President/CEO The Global Action Research Center
16 Stephanie Welch Executive Officer Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health, CDCR
17 Anna Wong Senior Policy Associate W. Haywood Burns Institute

 

Adult Reentry Grant ESC Rater Trainings

Date Day Time Location Agenda
April 9, 2019 Tuesday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Training Room Agenda
April 10, 2019 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda

 

Adult Reentry Grant ESC Meetings

Date Day Time Location Agenda
November 14,2018 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Board Room Agenda
November 1, 2018 Thursday 9:00 a.m. BSCC Training Room Agenda
October 11, 2018 Thursday 10:00 a.m. BSCC Training Room Agenda

*Board of State & Community Corrections, Training Meeting Room – First Floor, 2590 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento CA 95833
**ESC meeting dates and agendas will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.

 

Adult Reentry Grant Bidders Conference Materials

Date Location Live Stream Recording Materials
February 6, 2019 Thursday 2/6/19 ARG Bidder's Conference ARG Bidders Conference 2-6-19 - PDF
  • Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, Statutes of 2018 - PDF
  • Senate Bill 1380, Chapter 847, Statutes of 2016 - PDF

For information about the Adult Reentry Grant please contact Colleen Stoner, Field Representative, at colleen.stoner@bscc.ca.gov.

If you would like to provide public comment via email please submit to: AdultReentryGrant@bscc.ca.gov All public comments will be compiled and provided to the Executive Steering Committee. The public is also welcome to provide public comment in person at the ESC meetings. The ESC meeting dates will be posted at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.

Bidders’ Conferences

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hosted a Bidders’ Conference to provide clarity on the Rental Assistance/Warm Hand-Off Services Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and to allow interested applicants to ask questions about the RFP and the RFP process.

2/6/19 ARG Bidders' Conference Live Stream opens in a new window

2/6/19 ARG Bidders' Conference PowerPoint

Adult Reentry Grant RFP Frequently Asked Questions (Updated March 15, 2019) - PDF