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Second Chance Act Smart Supervision Program


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (
Solicitation Overview


Application Deadline: May 15, 2024


Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)


Provides funding to improve outcomes for adults on community supervision, including parole supervision efforts and strategies. Seeks to to help communities develop and implement comprehensive strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry and recidivism reduction.

Recipients are expected to identify, fund, and work with a research partner to inform and evaluate their grant activities at the time of application. Program objectives include:

  • Supporting the development of community supervision agencies throughout the country by:
    • Improving the quality and capacity of programs and services to meet the identified needs of clients
    • Increasing collaboration among justice and other agencies relevant to the supervision population
    • Examining and revising policies and practices to align with best and promising practices
    • Focusing agency resources where they can have the greatest impact
  • Supporting the development of community supervision staff throughout the country by:
    • Increasing training and other skill-building opportunities to achieve client success
    • Improving supervision officer health and wellness
    • Exploring and facilitating use of technology or tool adoption to strengthen supervision effectiveness
    • strengthening the organization's culture to reduce recidivism through committed staff engagement

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: Up to $850,000
Project period: 36 months
Estimated number of awards: 6-8
Estimated total program funding: $5,100,000

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • City, township, county or special district governments
  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments

Applications may also be submitted by an organizing body or association of supervision agencies for projects that engage more than 1 supervision office, district, or agency.

Priority consideration is given to applicants that meet the following criteria:

  • Proposals designed to meaningfully advance equity and remove barriers to accessing services and opportunities for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, adversely affected by inequality, and disproportionately impacted by crime, violence, and victimization.
  • Applicants that demonstrate their capabilities and competencies for implementing their proposed project(s) are enhanced because they are a population specific organization that serves communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, adversely affected by inequality, and disproportionately impacted by crime, violence, and victimization.
  • Proposals designed to create or enhance partnerships between criminal justice and behavioral health entities

Proposals are encouraged from agencies that have not previously received Office of Justice Programs (OJP) funding to support supervision efforts and from convening or governing bodies on behalf of 1 or more entities within a single jurisdiction in order to facilitate participation by multiple entities.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program

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 May 15, 2024 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the May 22, 2024 deadline.

Applicant webinar recording


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