U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Second Chance Act Programs

FY24 Funding Available


The Office of Justice Programs funds and administers Second Chance Act (SCA) grants, with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awarding SCA grants serving adults and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarding SCA grants serving youth.

The SCA suite of programs offered through BJA are as follows:


The BJA-supported National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) maintains a directory of all current SCA grantees around the country and has compiled a reentry grant profile for each state. See the SCA Grantee Program Map for access.

Training and Technical Assistance

In support of SCA grantees around the country, the NRRC 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.

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.

Learn More

Visit the Second Chance Act Grant Program section of the Council of State Governments Justice Center website for additional information.

Date Created: April 10, 2024