Funding Available: FY 2020 Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Reduction Strategies (CAREERRS) Program

March 4, 2020

 

BJA is excited to announce Fiscal Year 2020 funding opportunities to advance the field of corrections and reentry. We recently released solicitations seeking applications from government agencies, private and nonprofit organizations, and public and private institutes of higher education.

 

The Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Strategies (CAREERRS) Program, a Second Chance Act program, is designed to help communities establish education, vocation, and job training programs in their correctional systems that address employment challenges facing incarcerated youth and adults re-entering those communities and the workforce.

 

Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand education and employment programs that emphasize strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, education, workforce development, and reentry service providers, in order to enhance employment prospects for incarcerated youths and adults reentering the workforce. These partnerships can support the establishment and improvement of academic and vocational education programs and career training programs available in prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. Programs should be focused on the 3-year period before release, as well as upon transition and reentry into the community.

 

Eligible applicants: Units or components of state, county, or local government and federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Nonprofit organizations with a documented history of providing comprehensive reentry services

 

Deadline: April 27, 2020

 

To apply, click here.

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