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Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA) Support Funding for FY2020

Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs
for Juvenile Prison Sentence Reduction and Reentry Services

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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:

08/19/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations, public agencies, faith- and community-based organizations, and colleges and universities to support efforts to reduce prison sentences for prisoners incarcerated as juveniles and to support subsequent reentry services.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186533

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Funding distribution:

- $200,000 for a grant for a social work school and returning citizen “peer navigator” partnership to provide reentry support to returning citizens sentenced as teenagers and young adults and released after decades of incarceration.

- $150,000 for a grant for a criminal, young adult, or juvenile justice policy-focused non-profit organization to support implementation, coordination, and analysis of the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act of 2016 (“IRAA”)

- $100,000 in recurring local funds for a grant for a law school clinic to represent and provide legal coordination for individuals seeking to petition for sentence review pursuant to IRAA

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Applicants from faith-based organizations (FBO’s) are invited and encouraged to apply for eligible grant activities described in this RFA. Faith-based organizations will be considered for awards on the same basis as other eligible applicants and will be treated on an equal basis with other sub-grantees should they receive an award. No eligible applicant or sub-grantee will be discriminated for or against on the basis of its religious character or affiliation, religious name, or the religious composition of its board of directors or persons working in the organization. However, 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.

Applicants must agree to comply with the District of Columbia Language Access Act.

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 and juvenile 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. Preference shall be given to applications that minimize administrative costs in favor of applying funding toward direct services.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for application Monday, August 19, 2019, at 11:59 PM ET.

You must have a registered user ID and password to apply in ZoomGrants™.

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 August 9, 2019.

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

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

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For questions, contact:, Attn: FY 2020 IRAA Support Funding

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Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 727N, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-0605
Fax: (202) 727-6332

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USA: Washington, DC