Reentry Through the Arts supports arts and culture programs for adults who have been incarcerated within correctional institutions. It reinforces the direct impact that arts and culture have on the health, welfare, and economic well-being of all Californians and their communities.
All activities to be funded by the CAC must occur within the Grant Activity Period (see Timeline). The proposed project must include arts and culture as a central component of a holistic and integrated approach to reentry that also includes other community-based support services, including but not limited to: Mental Health Services Addiction Treatment and/or Counseling Job Skills Training and/or Job Placement Higher Education and/or Trade School Enrollment Housing Placement and Services Food Security Behavioral Health Family Reunification Services The project must include the perspective of one or more people affected by incarceration as active participants in the design, planning, and implementation of the project. The project should demonstrate significant planning and reflect a collaborative relationship between the partnering entities, as evidenced by the signed Letter of Agreement between partners. Programming must be free of charge for project participants. Project should include culturally responsive approaches that are relevant to the participants and the community and that foster the principles of restorative justice transformative justice, and/or healing-centered approaches. All project participants must be compensated via stipends, honorariums, gift cards, or other form of compensation Project team members to be compensated and supported by this grant must show relevant experience and be based in California. Individuals to be compensated by this grant may not be full-time students in a degree program directly related to any type of compensation/credit for this project. All CAC-funded programs, services, information, and facilities where funded activities take place, including online spaces, must be accessible for individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, have difficulty speaking, have a physical disability, visual disability, developmental disability, learning disability, mental illness, or chronic illness.
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Racial equity statement California-based Applicants must have a minimum two-year history of engagement in arts programming and/or services. 501(c)(3) organization as applicant or fiscal sponsor Fiscal sponsors - An applicant organization without nonprofit status must use a California-based fiscal sponsor. Certificate of good standing with the California Secretary of State (SOS) at the time of application.
California-based - Documentation of having a principal place of business in California.
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