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Grants to California Nonprofit CBOs for In-Prison Programs

Rehabilitative Investment Grants for Healing and Transformation (RIGHT) Grant

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #205995

Grant Description

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Grants to California nonprofit organizations for in-prison programs. Funding is intended to develop and implement activities and projects related to prisoner rehabilitation, including but not limited to research and strategic planning to enhance program expansion, efficacy, and delivery; training for delivering trauma-informed programming in institutions; and technology and systems improvements for program development and delivery. The Rehabilitative Investment Grants for Healing and Transformation (RIGHT) supports programs in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This funding shall be allocated by the department to each applicant that meets the following requirement(s):
i. Active Non-Profit Status: The applicant is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or is a nonprofit organization that is fiscally sponsored by a fiscal agent with nonprofit status. Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for RIGHT Grant(s). If the applicant is a multi-state organization, the funds must be used to enhance the capacity of the organization to provide programming in CDCR prisons. Any organization awarded a RIGHT Grant under the sponsorship of a fiscal agent that chooses to obtain a 501(c)(3) non-profit status during the grant period may terminate the fiscal agent sponsorship by submitting a fiscal agent change request. This process may require four (4) to six (6) months to be completed. The fiscal agent will remain the sponsor of the grant program and the payee for grant payments until the fiscal agent change has been completed.
ii. Prior Service Requirements: Each applicant must have a preexisting record of providing in-prison rehabilitative programming within the department during at least three of the five years preceding their application. Applicants utilizing a Fiscal Agent Sponsorship must demonstrate how they, as an organization, have been providing services exclusive from the services provided by the Fiscal Sponsor during at least three of the five years preceding their application.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on November 29, 2022.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$19,365,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Qualifying applicants shall be awarded grants based on their current organizational budget, or the average budget of the last three years, whichever is greater, as follows:
i. $3,565,000 of the grant amount shall be allocated to organizations with budgets under $250,000. Funds shall be divided equally among organizations. Each organization shall receive a maximum of $115,000 from these funds.
ii. $6,300,000 of the grant amount shall be allocated to organizations with budgets
between $250,000 and $500,000, inclusive. Funds shall be divided equally among
organizations. Each organization shall receive a maximum of $225,000 from these funds.
iii. $9,500,000 of the grant amount shall be allocated to organizations with budgets above $500,000. Funds shall be divided equally among organizations. Each organization shall receive a maximum of $350,000 from these funds.
iv. Any remaining funds shall be divided equally among all qualifying organizations,
regardless of organizational budget size, until all of the available funds are expended
and all qualified applicants have received funding.

Contact Information:

Apply online: https://cdcrca.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e55VqhKDUYRE04K

Direct questions to Innovativegrants@cdcr.ca.gov

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Division of Rehabilitative Programs
1515 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

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