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Community-based Reentry Incubator Initiative

A Second Chance Act Program
FY24 Funding Available


The Community-based Reentry Incubator Program is one of the Second Chance Act (SCA) programs supported through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

Community- and faith-based organizations provide critical reentry services for people returning to their communities after incarceration. However, many organizations face significant barriers directly accessing and managing federal grants. Through the SCA program, BJA provides funding to intermediary organizations that will design and administer a competitive incubator initiative for community- and faith-based reentry providers.

The purpose of this program is to build programmatic, financial, and organizational capacity in community-based organizations and faith-based institutions to provide sustainable and transitional services to people leaving incarceration. The services provided focus on reintegrating with community and family, building strengths-based assets, and reducing recidivism.

Program Funding

FY24 Second Chance Act Community-based Reentry Incubator Initiative

  • Grants.gov deadline: July 8, 2024, 8:59 p.m. ET
  • JustGrants deadline: July 15, 2024, 8:59 p.m. ET

See the Past Funding section of our site for access to previous opportunities and awards made through this program.

Training and Technical Assistance

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In support of SCA grantees around the country, the BJA-supported National Reentry Resource Center works collaboratively with SCA technical assistance providers. These agencies provide on- and off-site training and technical assistance (TTA) to the government agencies and nonprofit organizations that receive grants under the provisions of the SCA.

BJA National Training and Technical Assistance Center

Additionally, BJA’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center provides no-cost TTA on a variety of criminal justice topics to improve the knowledge and skills of criminal justice professionals. Agencies interested in receiving TTA can submit a request through an online application.

Date Modified: April 16, 2024
Date Created: April 10, 2024