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New Hampshire U.S. Attorney 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 New Hampshire

            Concord – U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray of New Hampshire today announced that 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.

            “When prisoners are released from custody, we need to make sure that they can transition effectively back into society,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “By assisting these individuals to become productive members of society, we reduce the risk of recidivism and improve public safety.  These grants can assist our communities in accomplishing these important goals.”

            “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 19, 2020

Press Release Number: 20-049