The Office of Grants and Research (OGR), a state agency that is part of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), will make available up to $5.1 million in funds for reentry programming with the goal of reducing recidivism and increasing public safety for pre- and post-release offenders currently within and/or outside the prison walls.
Donor Name: Office of Grants and Research (OGR)
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1,000,000
Grant Duration: 12 months
The Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative grant provides funding for reentry programming for young adults with the goal of reducing recidivism and increasing public safety.
Funding is available to help community reentry program sites provide pre- and post-release services to the target individuals and to work closely with a correctional partner to identify, serve and monitor program participants. A Technical Assistance Provider provides strategic, analytic, technical and research support for each program site. The Technical Assistance Provider is also funded through this grant.
OGR expects to award six (6) awards for programmatic services and one (1) award for research which is a separate AGF to accompany this opportunity. Approximately $5.1 million in 2024 Emerging Adults Reentry Initiative grant funds will be made available to not more than six (6) non-profit organizations. An applicant should not seek more than $1,000,000 in funding. Each award will support programs that serve participants from one or more MA Department of Correction (DOC) and/or Sheriff’s facilities. This is a competitive award process; OGR may award full funding, partial funding, or no funding.
Applicants must apply for up to approximately 12 months of funding. The anticipated funding cycle for projects will begin on or about January 1, 2024, and end on December 31, 2024.
An applicant must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and provide a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from the Sheriff’s Office(s) and/or the MA DOC validating an applicant’s collaborative relationship (include any previous collaborative relationship) and attesting to such future collaboration as it relates to the submitted application. A nonprofit who does not submit a MOU will not be considered for funding. Each award will support programs that serve participants from one or more MA DOC and/or Sheriff’s facilities.
For more information, visit OGR.