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DOJ Announces Nearly $60 Million in Grants Available to Support Prisoners’ Successful Reentry into Their Communities

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder for the District of Alaska announced that nearly $60 million in Department of Justice grants is available nationwide to help communities address public safety by supporting successful reentry of adult and juvenile offenders into their communities.

“Our nation is facing difficult public safety challenges that demand strong and immediate action. The high rate of recidivism poses a dire threat to community safety and is being met with a robust response by this Administration,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. “The Department of Justice is front and center in the fight to meet this persistent challenge. OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.”

The funding is available through OJP, the federal government’s leading source of public safety funding and crime victim assistance in state, local and tribal jurisdictions. OJP’s programs support a wide array of activities and services, including adult and juvenile reentry initiatives and research projects designed to improve our knowledge of what works in reentry programming. 

A number of funding opportunities are currently open, with several more opening in the near future. 

Correctional Adult Reentry Education, Employment, and Recidivism Reduction Strategies Program

Total Available $7.2 million                                       

Deadline 4/27/2020


Improving Community Supervision Outcomes Through Swift, Certain, and Fair Responses

Total Available $3 million                                          

Deadline 4/28/2020


Improving Reentry for People with Substance Use Disorders Program

Total Available $13.2 million                                     

Deadline 4/27/2020    


Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Building System Capacity & Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism

Total Available $4 million                                          

Deadline 5/4/2020


Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives

Total Available $6 million                                          

Deadline 5/5/2020      


Review and Validation of the First Step Act Risk Assessment Tool   

Total Available: Determined after selection                

Deadline 4/10/2020


Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program

Total Available $13.5 million                                     

Deadline 5/4/2020


Second Chance Act Evaluation Participation Support

Total Available $4 million      

Deadline 4/28/2020


Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program

Total Available $7 million                                          

Deadline 4/28/2020


For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit

Updated March 23, 2020