Grants starting at $10,000 to USA public housing authorities to help qualified juvenile offenders clear their records. Funds will be provided for public housing authorities that have established partnerships with legal aid organizations to assist: 1) current public housing resident youth up to 24 years old who have a criminal record and/or 2) former household members (who are youth up to 24 years old) of current public housing residents who, but for their criminal record, would be living in public housing.
Services provided must be in accordance with state law. In this program, expunging/sealing/correcting is not allowed for criminal records of makers of methamphetamine on public housing property, for criminal records of sex offenders on the lifetime sex offender registry, and for criminal records where the crime was domestic violence or a Part I Violent Crime.
Funds will be provided for:
1) Expunging/sealing/correcting juvenile and adult criminal records for the target youth, and
2) Providing other services that will assist the target youth to mitigate/prevent collateral consequences (e.g., development of collateral consequences checklists, dissemination of information/resources on collateral consequences, reinstate a driver’s license, etc.). Through this focus, JRAP aims to provide target youth with a second-chance at success, as originally intended by the establishment of the juvenile court, and as intended by the Second Chance Act. Through this program, target youth will have increased opportunities to pursue education, find work, and secure affordable housing.
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) that have established a partnership with a legal aid organization, university legal center, public defender’s office, or other legal service organization that is a nonprofit and has experience providing legal services to juveniles.
Eligible applicants are encouraged, though not required, to notify HUD of their intent to apply by emailing JRAP@hud .gov, with the subject line: Intent to Apply and indicating applicant name and city and state.
All applicants are required to have in place at the time of grant application a firmly committed match contribution equivalent to 25% of the total grant amount requested.
Additional Funding Information
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Number of Grants
Estimated Size of Grant
$10,000 - $100,000 Per Project Period
Term of Contract
An 18-month project and budget period - 04/01/2016 - 09/30/2017.
JRAP @hud .gov
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