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Press Release


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

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin today announced nearly $60 million in Department of Justice grants is available 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

Deadline 4/27/2020

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

Deadline 4/28/2020

Improving Reentry for People with Substance Use Disorders Program

Deadline 4/27/2020

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

Deadline 5/4/2020

Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives  

Deadline 5/5/2020 

Review and Validation of the First Step Act Risk Assessment Tool   

Deadline 4/10/2020

Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program

Deadline 5/4/2020

Second Chance Act Evaluation Participation Support

Deadline 4/28/2020

Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program

Deadline 4/28/2020

For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, visit

For Additional Information Contact:

Public Information Officer Kenneth Gales 414-297-1700

Updated March 19, 2020