Proposition 47 Grant Program – Cohort III

Portal ID:
9053
Status:
Closed (30 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

Proposition 47 grant funds must be used for mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, diversion programs, or some combination thereof for people in the criminal justice system. In addition to these required services and programs, applicants are encouraged to provide supplemental housing-related services and other community-based supportive services, such as job skills training, case management, and civil legal services. 

Description:

Proposition 47 was a voter-approved initiative on the November 4, 2014 general election ballot. As stated in the ballot measure:

The people enact the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act to ensure that prison spending is focused on violent and serious offenses, to maximize alternatives for nonserious, nonviolent crime, and to invest the savings generated from this act into prevention and support programs in K–12 schools, victim services, and mental health and drug treatment.

As further stated in the proposition, the BSCC’s responsibilities are to:

Administer a grant program to public agencies aimed at supporting mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and diversion programs for people in the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on programs that reduce recidivism of people convicted of less serious crimes, such as those covered by this measure, and those who have substance abuse and mental health problems. 

Assembly Bill 1056 (Statutes of 2015, Chapter 438) added additional priorities to the grant program including housing-related assistance and community-based supportive services such as job skills training, case management and civil legal services.

Successful applicants will enter into grant agreements from September 1, 2022 to June 1, 2026. Three (3) months (March 2, 2026, through June 1, 2026) will be included in the grant agreement for the sole purposes of finalizing and submitting a required Local Evaluation Report and finalizing and submitting a required financial audit.

Applicants interested in applying for the Proposition 47 Cohort III Grant Program are asked, but not required, to submit a non-binding letter indicating their intent to apply.

Eligible applicants are public agencies located in the State of California.

Proposition 47 grant funds must be used for mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, diversion programs, or some combination thereof for people in the criminal justice system. In addition to these required services and programs, applicants are encouraged to provide supplemental housing-related services and other community-based supportive services, such as job skills training, case management, and civil legal services. The grant can fund programs that serve adults and/or juveniles.

Services and programs proposed in response to this RFP must be designed to serve people who have been arrested, charged with, or convicted of a criminal offense and have a history of mental health or substance use disorders.

In addition, the target population of Proposition 47 should have been convicted of less serious crimes such as those covered by Proposition 47 and have substance abuse and mental health problems. If services and programs are provided to juveniles, juvenile  must fall under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 602. Juveniles that come under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court under Welfare and Institutions Code section 601 (i.e., status offenses, truancy) should not be considered arrested for or charged with criminal offenses.

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

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Matching Funding Requirement:

By statute, the Prop 47 Grant requires applicants to demonstrate how they will leverage other federal, state, and local funds or other social investments.  See Assembly Bill 1056.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
July 14, 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
9/1/22-6/1/26

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$143,436,700
Expected number of awards 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.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award 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 – $20,000,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
1%
Funding Source: 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:

Proposition 47 was a voter-approved initiative on the November 4, 2014 general election ballot. Assembly Bill 1056 (Statutes of 2015, Chapter 438) added additional priorities to the grant program including housing-related assistance and community-based supportive services such as job skills training, case management and civil legal services.

Funding Method: 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 Disbursement of grant funds occurs on a reimbursement basis for costs incurred during a reporting period. Grantees will make their choice between monthly or quarterly invoicing prior to grant agreement execution. Grantees must maintain adequate supporting documentation for all costs claimed on invoices. 

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-445-5073, Prop47@bscc.ca.gov