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U.S. Attorney Moran announces nearly $60 million in grants available to support prisoners’ successful reentry into their communities

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington
Millions available for innovative programs and analysis of reentry strategies

Seattle – U.S. Attorney Brian Moran of the Western District of Washington 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.

“It is critically important that we help those who have served their time transition to a law abiding life following prison,” said U.S. Attorney Moran.  “These grant opportunities build on the reforms of the First Step Act and make our communities safer by breaking the cycle of recidivism.”

“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


Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or

Updated May 3, 2023

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