Delaware Criminal Justice Council (CJC)
Contract for services to Delaware nonprofit organizations for new programs for adults reintegrating into a community following incarceration. New applicants must register with the online application system before applying. Funding is intended for direct case-management programs for individuals who are returning to their community after a period of incarceration and beginning a term of probation supervision. Programs that focus on underserved Delaware geographic locations including Kent and/or Sussex Counties may be given priority consideration. CJC will also accept applications for community reentry programs throughout the State of Delaware.
This program provides for individual reentry plans that address issues confronting offenders as they return and reintegrate within the community. Central to this effort is the development of strategies to: (1) improve the success of individuals upon release using a case management approach and (2) provide the services that will help individuals reconnect with their families and the community, including employment, counseling, education, health, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other essential services that support successful reintegration.
The target population for this program is a minimum total of 200 high- and moderate-risk male and female offenders 18 years and older post-release, prioritizing a focus on criminal thinking, potential homeless, and limited employment skills. Funds should target the needs that affect recidivism, including securing housing; obtaining employment; vocational training; educational services; cognitive restructuring; life skills; emergency needs such as food, clothing and transportation; family re-unification; counseling; case management; and other treatment and health services including substance use disorder treatment.
The DCRC model promotes the incorporation of the eight principles of evidence-based practices into correctional interventions. Reentry case management programs should incorporate aspects of the principles below, as appropriate:
1. Assess actuarial risk/needs: Validated risk assessment tools to complement clinical judgment
2. Enhance intrinsic motivation: Effective use of relationship and applying motivational enhancement strategies
3. Target interventions: Consider Risk (who to target), Need (what to target), and Responsivity (how to do it)
4. Skill train with directed practice: Cognitive behavioral treatment methods: Changing thoughts from pro-criminal to prosocial, Skills acquisition, Learning how to make better decisions
5. Increase positive reinforcement: 4 to 1 rule; effective use of approval, incentives for pro-social changes; effective use of authority
6. Engage ongoing support in natural communities: Family, prosocial peers, other influencers e.g. faith based, community etc.)
7. Measure relevant processes/practices: Evaluate impact and monitor for fidelity
8. Provide measurement feedback: Counter program drift; adjust course as needed.
For additional information regarding requirements for the contract of services, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 185500
The amount requested may be less than, but cannot exceed $259,920.
For the purpose of this solicitation, the Delaware Criminal Justice Council will be selecting appropriate programs for one-time funding. Proposals should be based on an anticipated start date of 7/01/2019 and a current project end date of 8/30/2020. A one-year no cost extension may be possible and is contingent upon BJA federal grant manager approval. Continuation funding is not available under this solicitation.
Community nonprofit organizations that have experience in the outlined services and provide direct services to adult justice-involved individuals reintegrating into the community throughout the State of Delaware are eligible to apply. No funding will be provided to individuals or agencies that have not yet achieved non-profit status.
All potential subgrant recipients must certify their non-profit status by submitting a statement affirmatively asserting the agency is a non-profit organization. Applicants can submit a copy of the agency’s 501(c)(3) designation letter; or a copy of the agency’s certificate of incorporation that substantiates its non-profit status.
Reentry Program Funds may not replace state, local, or federal funds that have been appropriated for the same purpose. Grant funds are to be used to enhance or expand services to individuals, not to substitute (supplant) other funding sources.
New applicants must register with Egrants before applying. Registration of Agencies, users, and the processing of Security Role Requests can take a week or longer. Please plan accordingly. Registrations for new agencies and any new Egrants users for this funding announcement must be received by March 29, 2019.
Completed concept forms and documentation of SAM registry status must be submitted into Egrants no later than Monday, April 8, 2019. All applicants must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number when applying.
There is a $230,220 match requirement. Recipients may satisfy this match requirement with either cash or in-kind services. An applicant must identify the source of the non-federal portion of the total project costs and how it will use match funds.
The DCRC seeks to make final recommendations to the Council by June 2019. Approved programs will be notified shortly thereafter.
EGrants information and instructions: https://cjc.delaware.gov/e-grants/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online: https://egrants.cjc.delaware.gov/EGrants/Login.aspx
The Egrants Agency Registration Request Form and the New User Security Role Request Form should be downloaded and submitted to CJC Egrants Support by FAX to (302) 577-3440.
Please contact Valarie Tickle with questions about this solicitation at:
For help or questions about registering with Egrants, contact Valarie or the Egrants Help Desk at: email@example.com, or 302-577-5030.
Criminal Justice Council
820 N. French Street,
Carvel State Building, 10th Floor,
Wilmington, Delaware 19801