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DC Correctional Facility Stakeholder Engagement

Grant to a Washington, DC Agency, Nonprofit, or IHE
for Feedback on Plans to Build a New Correctional Facility

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Government of the District of Columbia - Executive Office of the Mayor - Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG)

Deadline Date:

10/31/18 5:00 PM ET


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Grant to a Washington, DC agency, nonprofit, IHE, or community organization for a comprehensive review of the many facets related to building a new correctional facility in the area. Funding is intended to encompass many criteria involved in planning an effective correctional facility, such as coordination of post-release services, transportation, design considerations, and programming available within the jail.

The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is seeking applications for funding to be awarded to a grantee to build stakeholder engagement and solicit feedback related to the design and construction of a new correctional facility in the District of Columbia. The grantee will produce a deliverable that, at a minimum, addresses the following elements:

- An analysis of incarceration in the District, including: A review of quantitative population data from the jail that includes length of stay, particularly for pre-trial defendants; types of criminal offenses that could be diverted from incarceration; and uses a racial equity framework.
- Examples of alternatives to incarceration for different types of crimes.
- Identification of the specific needs of incarcerated individuals and how those needs be should be addressed in the jail.
- Programming and services that should be available for individuals in the jail.
- Space/design considerations for constructing a new jail that takes into account: Offense mix; custody level; inmates with high-risk safety requirements; and types and length of programs to be offered.
- Criteria to be considered in determining a location of the jail (e.g., access to public transportation, proximity to courts, etc.).
- Coordination with community-based post release services, including reentry supportive housing, employment, education, programs, transportation, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and other support services.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify other specific elements in their proposals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184422

Number of Grants:

One award

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $150,000

Term of Contract:

The funding period is January 1 through September 30, 2019.

The final product must be submitted to OVSJG for review by August 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are limited to: public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; faith- and community-based organizations; and colleges or universities.

Applicants may develop collaborations or partnerships to carry out the goals and objectives of the RFA, preferably with District-based organizations with substantial experience in criminal justice issues.

Partnerships must designate one eligible entity to serve as the fiscal agent; the fiscal agent is an active partner providing grant oversight and accountability.

Grant funds may not be used to engage in inherently religious activities, such as proselytizing, scripture study, or worship. Funded FBOs may, of course, engage in religious activities; however, these activities must be separate in time or location from the OVSJG funded program. Moreover, funded FBOs must not compel program beneficiaries to participate in inherently religious activities. Funded faith-based organizations must also not discriminate on the basis of religion in the delivery of services or benefits.

Any costs that are incurred either before the start of the project period or after the expiration of the project period are not allowable.

Pre-Application Information:

To ensure fairness and consistency, all questions not addressed in this RFA must be submitted in writing or by e-mail. All questions must be received by October 17, 2018.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants will notify all applicants of the final award decisions within ten working days of the determination.

Grant funds will be awarded on a cost-reimbursement basis.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Michelle Garcia, Director, Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
(202) 724-7216

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC