Here are the announcements for today!

Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funding opportunity - Fiscal Year 2018 Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Program, BJA-2018-13633

  • Second Chance Act programs are designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by incarcerated adults re-entering their communities and the workforce, as well as recidivism reduction. Several years ago, BJA initiated a pilot project, the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies project that sought to test an innovative approach to reduce recidivism and increase job readiness for offenders returning from incarceration and to integrate best practices in reentry and employment. Building upon the pilot project, the FY 2018 Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Program will provide funding for strategic planning grants to replicate the framework developed in the pilot project. See "Related Content #1"

Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funding opportunity - Fiscal Year 2018 Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, BJA-2018-13632

  • The Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program is designed to improve access to and delivery of services to offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness when they leave incarceration to reenter the community. BJA recognizes that a significant number of these people adult offenders are in need of treatment in order to successfully complete their supervision, which in turn will reduce recidivism and promote public safety. Coordination among corrections, substance abuse and mental health treatment providers, correctional health, and parole or probation enables the development of collaborative comprehensive case plans that address criminogenic risk, substance abuse, and mental health needs. See "Related Content #2"

EDA's (Economic Development Administration) Regional Innovation Strategies Program to Build and Scale High-Tech, Innovative Businesses to Create Jobs and Strong Regional Economies

  • Launched in 2014, the EDA's Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program is a national grant competition that has helped support and amplify the best organizations, practices, and resources local communities are using to help their entrepreneurs build and scale high-tech, innovative businesses in order to create new jobs and strong regional economies. See "Related Content #3"