Mobile Probation Service Centers Grant Program

Portal ID:
15740
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

These grants shall allow county probation departments to purchase vehicles, equipment, telecommunications, and other technology needed to operate mobile probation service centers to assist probationers, particularly those individuals who are unhoused and struggling with meeting probation requirements.

Description:

The State Budget Act of 2022 (Assembly Bill 178) established the Mobile Probation Service Centers Grant Program. 

Proposals must be received by 5:00 P.M. (PST) on Friday, January 6, 2023.

To apply, applicants must create a free Submittable account – or use an existing account – when prompted. After an account is established, applicants must submit all required documents using the BSCC-Submittable Application portal.

This RFP is open to all County Probation Departments in the State of California.

The Mobile Probation Service Centers Grant Program is designed to serve California probationers who are unhoused and struggling with meeting probation requirements.

Successful proposals will be under contract from May 1, 2023 to September 30, 2027 and will complete the following activities as described in the schedule below.
• May 1, 2023 - March 15, 2025: Purchase equipment: All vehicles, equipment, telecommunications, and other technology needed to operate mobile probation service centers purchased.
• March 16, 2025 - April 30, 2025: Budget Reconciliation: Period designated for the sole purpose of finalizing and submitting a final invoice. No new expenses may be incurred.

• [Equipment Purchase/Deployment Date] - June 30, 2027: Provide services at Mobile Probation Service Centers: Vehicles, equipment, telecommunications, and other technology purchased with grant funds are in use. Grantees may begin using equipment at any time once the Grant Agreement is executed by both parties
• July 1, 2027 - September 30, 2027: Designated for the sole purpose of finalizing and submitting an end-of-project report.

This RFP makes $20,000,000 available competitively to county probation departments to establish mobile probation service centers.

Funding will be allocated across small, medium, and large sized counties based on county population.

Mobile Probation Service Centers Grant Program funds must be used to purchase vehicles, equipment, telecommunications, and other technology needed to operate mobile probation service centers to assist probationers, particularly those individuals who are unhoused and struggling with meeting probation requirements. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Computers/Laptops/Tablets
• Generator
• Headphones/Microphones
• Internal/External Shade Covering
• Microwave/Refrigerator
• Routers/Modems/Hotspots
• Vehicle Signage/Wraps
• Vehicle Restroom
Please note, the above list is not intended to be exhaustive. All equipment purchased with grant funds must be used for the Mobile Probation Service Centers Grant Program.

All equipment purchased by the grantee is the property of the Grantee. BSCC does not claim title to the equipment but requires the grantee to maintain accountability for the equipment.

No match is required for the Mobile Probation Service Centers Grant Program.

Disbursement of grant funds occurs on a reimbursement basis for costs incurred during a reporting period.

Grant award recipients are required to submit three (3) annual progress reports and one (1) end of project report to the BSCC.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

This RFP is open to all County Probation Departments in the State of California.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
April 13, 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
5/1/23-9/30/27

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$20,000,000
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
1 – 58
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$1 – $4,000,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The State Budget Act of 2022 (Assembly Bill 178) established the Mobile Probation Service Centers Grant Program.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Disbursement of grant funds occurs on a reimbursement basis for costs incurred during a reporting period.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

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