State of California Board of State and Community Corrections 2019 Youth Reinvestment Grant
Grant Period: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023
Letter of Intent Due: December 20, 2019
Proposals Due: February 14, 2020
Funding: $50,000 up to $600,000 (small request)
The 2019 Youth Reinvestment Grant program is aimed at diverting youth who are at risk of juvenile justice involvement from initial contact with the juvenile justice system using approaches that are evidence-based, culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate. Funds may also be used to prevent further involvement in the juvenile justice system for those youth who have already experienced initial contact. Grant funds will be used to target underserved communities with high rates of youth arrests. Applicants must be local government entities or nonprofit organizations. Local government applicants will be required to pass through 90 percent of awarded funds to nonprofit community-based organizations (interchangeably referred to in this document as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)). NGOs that receive these funds must deliver services in underserved communities with high rates of youth arrests. The diversion services and alternatives to arrest, incarceration, and formal involvement with the juvenile justice system must also include one or more of the following components: educational services, including academic and vocational services; mentoring services; behavioral health services; and mental health services.
Total funding for the 2019 Youth Reinvestment Grant Program is $10,500,000 over the course of the grant term, which is July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023.
Programs funded under this grant must serve youth who are under 18 at the time of program enrollment or who are 18 or older but under continuing juvenile court jurisdiction (including youth being processed for probation violations). These funds are intended to provide services to youth who would otherwise face entry into the juvenile justice system - either for the first time or for a subsequent contact. Funds are intended to target youth who are living in underserved communities