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Proposition 47 Grant Funding Now Available

Request for Proposals due Feb. 21, 2017

November 18, 2016
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has released its BSCC Proposition 47 Request for Proposals (RFP).
Approximately $103.5 million will be available over the 38-month grant period that runs June 16, 2017 through Aug. 15, 2020. Proposals are due Feb. 21, 2017.
Additional Grant Details
Consistent with the legal requirements in Prop. 47 and AB1056 (Atkins), grant funds must be used for mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, diversion programs, or some combination thereof. In addition to these required services and programs, applicants are encouraged to provide supplemental housing-related services and other community-based supportive services.
This RFP is restricted to public agencies. A public agency is defined as:
  • Public agency means a county, city, whether a general law city or a chartered city, or city and county, the duly constituted governing body of an Indian reservation or Rancheria, a school district, municipal corporation, district, political subdivision, or any board, commission, or agency thereof, entities that are legislative bodies of a local agency pursuant to subdivision (c) or (d) of Section 54952 of the Government Code, a housing authority organized pursuant to Part 2 (commencing with Section 34200) of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code, a state agency, public district, or other political subdivision of the state, or any instrumentality thereof, which is authorized to engage in or assist in the development or operation of housing for persons and families of low or moderate income. (Pen. Code, §6046.1, subd. (c).) 
Public agencies must agree to commit a minimum of 50 percent of the grant funds requested to one or more non-governmental community partners.
BSCC’s Prop. 47 webpage provides additional background, information and a link to the RFP flyer.
BSCC’s Prop. 47 FAQ provides additional details about the initiative, AB 1056 and the funding.

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