Offender reentry services grant program - continuation under sunset law - appropriation. Under current law, a grant program exists in the department of corrections (department) to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that provide reentry services to offenders. The act reschedules the repeal of the grant program to September 1, 2023, subject to a sunset review by the department of regulatory agencies.
The act also provides that, in awarding grants from the grant program, the department shall release as much as one-quarter of the amount annually appropriated to the grant program to an intermediary at the beginning of each fiscal year. The intermediary shall determine how much of this amount is awarded to each community partner as an advance portion of grant money to be awarded to the community partner.
The act requires the department to expand the grant program in the 2018-19 fiscal year to maximize the number of grantees; add grantees in underserved communities, especially in rural areas; and add one or more grantees that specialize in serving the reentry needs of women offenders.
The act appropriates $3,286,000 to the department for use in implementing the grant program.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)