Funding Opportunites

Bidding Open for Community Assessment and Services Center (CASC) operations contract.

The City and County of San Francisco (City) Adult Probation Department (SFAPD) invites proposals from qualified firms to provide behavioral health and reentry services through its Community Assessment and Services Center (CASC). The CASC is a one-stop services center that provides on-site adult probation department supervision and a wide range of community services to clients of SFAPD and other justice involved San Francisco residents. The CASC will be a joint operation of SFAPD and the Contractor selected through this RFP.

Pre-bid Conference, 6/112/17, 1:00pm, 564 6th St., San Francisco, Room 226/227. Registration for pre-bid conference is mandatory.

Proposal deadline is 7/6/17, 12:00pm.

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Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program

Applications are due 7/5/17.

The Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program supports organizations providing comprehensive reentry services to program participants who are screened, assessed, and identified for program participation pre-release. During the postrelease phase of the reentry program, participants will receive case management services and be connected to evidence-based programming designed to ensure that the transition from prison or jail to the community is safe and successful.

Community- and faith-based organizations have a long history of providing these services. In some jurisdictions, they may be the primary resource for this population. These organizations are well situated to respond to the needs of this population because they are often located in the communities to which these men and women are returning, they hire staff from the local community, and they are well connected to networks of other service providers that address the individualized needs of people leaving incarceration.

Community- and faith-based organizations are also well positioned to engage with people who have been incarcerated, spent time on probation/parole, and/or participated in reentry programming, including eliciting and using their input on how reentry programs can be developed and implemented to support successful reintegration. Community- and faith-based organizations can also work with former offenders in other important ways, either as peer mentors and/or employed program staff, because they may be viewed as role models with whom participants can identify as compared with other professional staff, who may be viewed as authority figures.

The goal of this program is to support community- and faith-based organizations in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities from incarceration and are at medium to high risk of reoffending.

The objective of this program is for grantees to develop comprehensive case management plans for individuals reentering their communities. Plans should incorporate supervision requirements,, and services attendant to criminogenic and other needs, including delivery or facilitation of services in a manner consistent with participants’ learning styles and abilities.

A required deliverable of this program is a Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide—to be completed in consultation with the BJA technical assistance provider—comprising a problem analysis, logic model, and summary of strategies and intended outcomes.

For more information, click here.

San Francisco Adult Probation Department announces Community Corrections Recidivism and Crime Reduction Services Grants

The following organizations have been selected to receive funding to provide funding for recidivism and crime reduction services:

Service Area 1: Community Circles

Service Area 2: Emergency Housing Vouchers

Service Area 3: Mentoring

Service Area 4: Pro-Social Activities

Service Area 5: Reentry Welcome Home and Community Appreciation Events Coordination Program

Service Area 6: Women Educational Achievement Program

The Nathan Cummings Foundation: Racial and Economic Justice

To combat inequality, NCF will fight economic marginalization and challenge policies that damage families and communities and excessively criminalize communities of color and the poor. We invest in leaders, organizations and coalitions working to expand economic opportunity and racial justice by eradicating racial discrimination and implicit bias. We focus on people whose options have historically been limited, including low-income people, people of color, women and those disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system. Our work acknowledges the deeply disruptive effects of criminal justice policies on communities and on the ability of formerly incarcerated people to connect with their families and participate in our democracy and economy.

We partner with those building pathways and advancing narratives that lead to the creation of inclusive economies where everyone has the opportunity to achieve economic security and social mobility. To find alternatives to capital-intensive, market-based economic models, we will invest in efforts that promote business ownership, wealth and asset-building for people in low-wealth and energy-poor communities. Success requires creative problem-solving, including the use of stories and religious and ethical traditions to redefine meaning, images and art to reconstruct identities and new cultural language to shift thinking and behavior.

Specifically, we will focus on innovative ideas and programs that:

  • Develop clear solutions for a new, more inclusive, sustainable and democratic economy;
  • Support critical interventions that reshape our criminal justice system and overturn policies that disproportionately target low-income people and communities of color;
  • Build assets and wealth that lead families to greater economic security and mobility, advancing racial, gender, ethnic and economic justice;
  • Advance business ownership models that extend wealth and asset opportunities to traditionally under-resourced groups of people;
  • Create entry points and mobility opportunities to climate jobs and financing for people historically outside of the clean energy economy; and
  • Counter existing racial and gender stereotypes with new narratives that shift biased thinking and increase empathy and compassion for traditionally marginalized people.

For information on how to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), click here.

Oakland Unite: Notification of Funding Availability Reentry Employment: Golden State Works Transitional Employment

The City of Oakland, Human Services Department is soliciting Requests for Proposals from organizations with the experience and capacity to provide transitional reentry employment and job development opportunities that target formerly incarcerated individuals, specifically people on parole.

Proposals due by April 5, 2017, before 3pm PST

Click here for complete information.

Nonprofit Displacement Assistance

If you know of a San Francisco-based nonprofit facing a rent increase or displacement, they may be eligible for technical or financial assistance through the City and County of San Francisco’s Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Fund. Nonprofits in the program have benefited from lease extensions and negotiations, short-term rental subsidies and tenant improvement funds, and are often among the first to hear about new below-market real estate opportunities.