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Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children

Grants to USA Agencies for Services for Incarcerated
Parents with Children Under the Age of 18

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Conf. Date:

01/25/21

Deadline Date:

03/05/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories government agencies to expand services for incarcerated parents with children under the age of 18. Applicants are advised to create or verify required registrations well in advance of the deadline date. Funding is intended to support family engagement strategies that promote communication and support reentry.

This program will provide funding to support states and units of local government to develop programs within detention or correctional facilities to respond to the needs of incarcerated parents who have children younger than age 18. This program supports activities that foster positive family engagement between incarcerated parents and their children within detention and correctional facilities, and implement programs and services that support the children of incarcerated parents to reduce the likelihood of antisocial behaviors and future involvement in the juvenile justice system.

The goal of this program is to assist states and localities in developing or expanding services that meet the needs of incarcerated parents and their minor children to prevent violent crime, reduce recidivism, and provide support for minor children.

Program objectives include:

  • Provide support to facilities for staffing, equipment, tools, and resources to create child-friendly spaces.
  • Develop safety protocols and procedures for children who are visiting their incarcerated parents.
  • Develop a coordinated system for the provision of programs and services that support the needs of incarcerated parents and their children.

Program deliverables include:

  • Implement strategies that strengthen the relationships between incarcerated parents and their children while maintaining safe facilities.
  • Provide services that meet the needs of children of incarcerated parents.
  • Provide reentry and transitional services for incarcerated parents that focus on parental responsibility. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183426

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$5,000,000

Number of Grants:

10

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount is $750,000.

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/21 12:00 AM
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
City or township governments, County governments, State governments, Other

For purposes of this solicitation, “state” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Eligible applicants that propose to provide direct services to youth must not include youth who are age 18 or older in the population they will serve.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Event Date: January 25, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern

The purpose of this webinar will be to assist potential applicants interested in applying for the OJJDP FY 2021 Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children grant program.

Register online: https://ojp.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=ojp&service=6&rnd=0.6773712525440341&main_url=https%3A//ojp.webex.com/ec3300/eventcenter/event/eventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000486c1106f9ec3c94aff93bbf35ea27a5d7e910787d256dee4ee23f06559b37e52%26siteurl%3Dojp%26confViewID%3D177912730902081477%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAQHbVvMxGtCAJfj2ryWTlIpI729yKYQm3kkO3GK8gzCyA2%26

Pre-Application Information:

The SF-424 and the SF-LLL will be submitted in Grants.gov by March 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.

The full application will be submitted in JustGrants on March 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted to DOJ in a new two-step process:
- Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. To register in Grants.gov, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal.
- Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.

To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330550

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

View the solicitation-specific webinar that was held on January 25, 2021: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/media/video/12976

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and SF-LLL in Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035, at Grants.gov customer support webpage , or by email at support@grants.gov. The Grants.gov Support Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except on federal holidays.

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in DOJ’s Justice Grants System (JustGrants), contact the JustGrants Service Desk at JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov, 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time (ET) Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

For assistance with any other requirements of this solicitation, contact the Response Center by telephone at 800–851–3420 or TTY: 301–240–6310 (hearing impaired only) or by email at grants@ncjrs.gov.

CFDA Number:

16.831

Funding or Pin Number:

O-OJJDP-2021-41001

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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