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Solicitation Overview: FY 2023 Smart Reentry: Expanding Jail Programs and Services

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Date Published
May 2023
2 pages
Publication Series

This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the implementation or enhancement of clinical services and other evidence-based activities or services to improve reentry, lower recidivism, and address treatment and recovery needs for people with mental health or substance use disorders; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.


This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to improve reentry, reduce recidivism, and address treatment and recovery needs of people with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders who are or have been involved in the criminal justice system. The overview notes eligible applicants as being: county, city, or township governments; federally recognized Native American tribal governments; and special district governments. The fact sheet provides details on the maximum amount of funding per award and lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded, as well as where to get more information about the grant opportunity. The document also lists tips for submitting a successful grant application, with details about how and when to apply.

Date Published: May 1, 2023