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FY 2023 Second Chance Act Improving Reentry Education and Employment Outcomes

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
March 28, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
April 4, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for reentry services and programs focused on strengthening education and employment outcomes for individuals returning to their communities after a period of incarceration.

Solicitation Categories:

  • Category 1: Improving Correctional Education
  • Category 2: Improving Employment Services and Connections

Eligible Applicants:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • Special district governments
  • State governments
  • Other
    • Community-based nonprofit organizations

See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.


Number of Awards: 26
Total Amount Awarded: $23,030,094

Date Created: January 30, 2023