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Specialized Supervision and Treatment of Offenders

Grants for Nonprofits to Provide
Alternatives to Incarceration

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New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Deadline Date:

06/07/11 4:00 PM


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Grants totaling over $450,000 for alternatives to incarceration in New York. The goal of the program is to elicit positive life outcomes through focused programming to help convicts reintegrate into society. This RFP seeks qualified organizations to develop and implement programs as an alternative to incarceration for appropriate offenders convicted of a felony or awaiting conviction. Programs must include screening procedures to best determine eligibility for the program and should be designed for a minimum of 25 criminals. Additionally, programs must include an employment opportunity element to strengthen the possibility of positive outcome.

Proposals are to offer structured supervision and appropriate evidenced-based interventions to improve the offenders' compliance and response to community supervision, while providing for public safety. Eligible services include but are not limited to substance abuse assessments, treatment program placement, outpatient and residential treatment, TASC program services, and drug treatment. It is expected that the program would provide services to individuals with serious mental illness including serious and persistent mental illness, in addition to individuals with co-occurring disorders: individuals who are chemically addicted in addition to being seriously mentally ill.

Additional elements of the program include culturally competent delivery of services and the involvement of peers in recovery from serious mental illness. Preference will be given to proposals that can deliver integrated care for dually diagnosed substance abuse and mental illness. It is anticipated that at least fifty percent of the awarded funding will support programs working with offenders in New York City.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125071

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$100,000 - $156,333

Term of Contract:

Up to 1 year with 4 annual renewals


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public or not-for-profit agencies located within New York State are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

To submit an application, the applicant agency must have a designated signatory registered with the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Service’s (DCJS) Grants Management System.

Contact Information:

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

NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
4 Tower Place
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 457-8462

Requests for technical assistance with accessing and using GMS may be directed to the DCJS Office of Program Development and Funding at (518) 457-9787

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York