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Smart Reentry and Supervision: Grants, Tools, and Technical Assistance to Facilitate Change


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Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2022


Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)


Provides funding and technical assistance to state and local corrections agencies to improve outcomes for individuals re-entering the community after incarceration and for those on probation or parole. Aims to implement and expand service delivery systems to meet the needs of adults in reentry or on supervision; track outcomes of current policies and practices; and adopt the use of technology to meet program goals.

Eligible applicants may apply for funding under the appropriate program category:

Category 1 - Smart Reentry grants to state or local corrections agencies to build capacity for delivering reentry services and support

Category 2 - Smart Supervision grants to probation and parole agencies to build capacity to provide effective supervision programs

Category 3 - Training and Technical Assistance will fund a single technical assistance provider to help grantees strengthen reentry and supervision outcomes, provide subject matter and project management expertise, and develop and support the adoption of technology tools to further program goals

Projects are implemented in 3 phases over a 3-year grant period:

  • Phase 1 - Planning: to assess agencies' capacity in particular areas linked to positive reentry and supervision outcomes and create action plans for agency policy and practice changes to expand capacity
  • Phase 2 - Implementation: to establish a pilot program or expand an existing program to improve reentry outcomes in line with the action plan to address their target population's needs and remove barriers to successful outcomes
  • Phase 3 - Evaluation and Sustainability: to demonstrate agencies' use of technology tools to inform policy and practice decisions and to perform a program-wide evaluation in collaboration with the TTA provider

Category specific goals, objectives, and deliverables can be found in the funding announcement.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling:

  • Category 1: $850,000
  • Category 2: $850,000
  • Category 3: $7,000,000

Estimated number of awards:

  • Category 1: 6 awards
  • Category 2: 4 awards
  • Category 3: 1 award

Project period: 36 months
Estimated total program funding: $15,500,000

Category 1 applicants must provide matching funds for 50% of the total project cost from non-federal sources. In addition, at least 50% of the matching contribution must be a cash match, while the remaining portion of the matching funds may be in-kind contributions.

In some cases, the matching requirement may be waived due to fiscal hardship. Category 1 applicants must request a match waiver and demonstrate fiscal hardship in their grant application. Additional information regarding match waivers can be found in the funding announcement.

Who Can Apply

Eligible Category 1 and Category 2 applicants are state, territorial, and county governments.

Eligible Category 3 applicants include:

  • Native American tribal organizations other than federally recognized tribal governments
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status
  • Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Priority consideration is given to:

  • Proposals that promote racial equity and the removal of barriers to access and opportunity for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by inequality.
  • Category 1 applicants that demonstrate responsibility for particularly high rates of reentry, defined as more than 1,000 people returning from prison annually.
  • Category 2 applicants that demonstrate responsibility for a disproportionate share of probation or parole cases in their state.

In fiscal year 2022, all state, local, and university and college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process in order to be eligible for grant funding.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process can be found in the funding announcement.

Applications must be submitted electronically through a 2-step process:

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the June 8, 2022 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the June 13, 2022 deadline.


For questions on submitting in

For questions on submitting in JustGrants:

For programmatic and technical questions:
Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Response Center
TTY at 301-240-6310

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Community Supervision • Crime Reduction • Justice System