Reentry Through the Arts

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Closed (42 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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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. 



Project Requirements 

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. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Eligible Geographies:

California-based - Documentation of having a principal place of business in 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.
Summer 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

Funding Details

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$0 – $50,000
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  • State
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).
  • Advance(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Applicants selected to receive grant awards will be notified and will receive funding upon completion of the contract paperwork.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Natalie Peeples, 1-916-322-6555,