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Six City Gang Initiative
The U.S. Department of Justice's Six City Gang Initiative focuses on gang-involved offenders. It began with six pilot sites and was expanded in 2007 with an additional four cities. These grant funds address three aspects. One of the three aspects involves ex-offender reentry assistance programs. These provide preparation to assure job readiness, placement assistance, transitional housing, and treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues for gang-involved offenders returning to their communities. Faith- and community-based institutions are encouraged to apply.
Juvenile Offender Reentry Program
Juvenile offenders have issues when reentering the community -- just like adult prisoners. In June of 2011, funding from the Second Chance Act of 2007 was announced in the form of grants for the Juvenile Offender Reentry Program. Administered by the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, it offers awards of up to $750,000. Grant proposals must come from local, state or county governments or from a federally recognized Native American tribal government. A cost-sharing or matching requirement does exist for these grants.
Adult Offender Reentry Program
Also funded by grants of the Second Chance Act of 2007, in May 2011, a new grant opportunity was announced for the Adult Offender Reentry Program. Like the Juvenile Offender Reentry Program, these grants provide up to $750,000 grants to local, state or county governments or from a federally recognized Native American tribal government. Administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, these grants have a cost-sharing or matching requirement.
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration; Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Reintegration of Ex-Offenders – Adult Program Grants; February 2011
U.S. Office of Justice: Office of Justice Programs: Learn About Reentry: Attorney General's Six City Gang Initiative
Grants; Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects; June 2011
Grants; Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects; May 2011
Tax Clearance Certificate from the Director of the New Jersey Division of Taxation prior to the issuance of the grant