The purpose of the Innovative Programming Grants is to provide grant funds to eligible non-profit organizations for delivery of Innovative Programs at one or more California State Institutions.
Applicant’s proposal must include transformative and insight oriented program objectives. The plan must thoroughly describe the program that will be offered. Applicants are required to define the variables that will be evaluated and outcomes that will be measured during the grant period. This must include participation criteria, the number of individuals participating in the program, the frequency the program will be provided (i.e., number of times per week or month), the duration of the program (i.e., eight-week program cycles), the group size, the total number of offenders projected to participate during the grant cycle, and the number of programming hours required to complete the program.
Applications will be accepted for all program types including Evidence Based Programs, Promising Practice Programs, Practice Based Programs, etc. a. Evidence Based Programs – Evidence Based Programs refer to outcome focused approaches and interventions that have been scientifically tested in controlled studies and proven effective. b. Promising Practice Programs - Programs that have strategies, activities, or approaches which have supporting research/evaluation, as well as measurable outcomes that have shown the program to be effective at rehabilitating offenders. c. Practice Based Programs – Programs that are recognized as having positive rehabilitative outcomes for offenders.
Non-profit organizations offering innovative rehabilitative programs in a correctional setting that focus on transformative and insight oriented objectives are eligible to apply for an Innovative Programming Grant(s). Organizations that do not have a non-profit status may operate under the sponsorship of a fiscal agent with non-profit status for purposes of grant eligibility.
If the applicant is a multi-state organization with headquarters in another state, the applicant must have physical offices in California and currently provide services to California residents.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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