Second Chance Mentoring Grants Available

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance issued a solicitation today for nonprofits interested in seeking funds to mentor adult or juvenile offenders headed back into society. The Second Chance Act funds in this solicitation are available only to nonprofit organizations and federally-recognized Indian tribes.

Awards will be about $300,000, and winner would have to come up with a 25 percent match (meaning: for $300,000, you come up with $100,000 to make it a $400,000 project). The primary outcome measure for performance on these grants will be recidivism.

The application deadline is March 18. Applications for the broader Second Chance Act grant competition, which we mentioned here, are due March.4.