DOJ accepting applications for Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative
The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative. The purpose of the program is to enhance or implement performance-based and outcomes-based contracts with reentry, permanent supportive housing, or recovery housing providers to reduce recidivism and address substance use disorders (SUDs) impacting individuals who were formerly incarcerated. Eligible applicants include State governments, city or township governments, county governments, public housing authorities, and Native American tribal governments. A total of four awards, each at $1.1 million, will be awarded to assist in enhancing or implementing permanent supportive housing or reentry services. Two awards, also at $1.1 million, will be awarded to assist in enhancing or implementing recovery housing. Applications are due on March 30, 2021.