Responding to the 2018 Second Chance Act Adult Reentry and Employment Solicitation

Past Event
May 23, 2018, 8:00 am

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance

In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Reentry Resource Center review the new grant program on adult reentry and employment. BJA will award planning grants of $200,000 to as many as six applicants to develop strategic plans that are comprehensive, collaborative, and multi-systemic in their approach to increasing public safety by reducing recidivism and improving the employability of people returning to communities after incarceration.

State correctional agencies, state administrative agencies (SAAs), and federally recognized Native American tribes are eligible to apply for funding as lead applicants; partnerships with community correctional agencies, workforce development agencies, and other entities are encouraged.

Speakers on the webinar discuss

  • The goals of the grant program;
  • Required components and deliverables of the grant program;
  • Tips for writing a successful grant application; and
  • Opportunities for awardees to compete for two-year implementation grants of up to $1,000,000 each.


  • Andre Bethea, Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Sherri Moses, Policy Analyst, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Erica Nelson, Policy Analyst, The Council of State Governments Justice Center


For more information about best practices in integrating corrections and workforce development, please see Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness and The Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Program: Four Questions Communities Should Consider When Implementing a Collaborative Approach.

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