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Proposition 47 Grant Program Request for Proposals - California only


Grant Period: June 16, 2017 to August 15, 2020

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agencies in Partnership with the Communities they Serve 

Released: November 18, 2016

Notice of Intent to Apply Due: January 20, 2017

Proposal Due Date: February 21, 2017

Public agencies – defined as city, county, or tribal government entities – must be the lead applicants for this funding, but they are required to share at least 50 percent of awarded funding with a nonprofit partner.  There are many ways for you to help make sure these dollars are spent in smart ways, in your community.  The Board of State and Community Corrections has published a list of agencies who have expressed an interest in applying.  This is the time to suggest that your local government look into this funding, or for you to reach out to potential applicants and offer to partner.

Program proposals seeking Prop 47 funding are due on February 21.  To find out more about how to apply or get involved in this process, please contact Erica Webster at  The Prop 47 application can be found online on the Board of State and Community Correction's Prop 47 webpage along with answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), county data sets, and relevant contact information.  Some key elements of the application include:

  • Public agencies must partner with one or more nonprofit organizations, and nonprofits and may serve as a partner on more than one program proposal.
  • All nonprofits that receive Prop 47 grants through a public agency must have a proven track record of working with the target population and be able to collect data and evaluate their program.
  • Proposals that include services provided inside of county jails (with the exception of outreach and reentry planning) are not eligible for funding.
  • In addition to mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, diversion programs, or some combination, applicants are encouraged to provide housing or other supportive services, such as job skills training, case management, and civil legal services.
  • Grants for these projects are divided into small scope and large scope.  Small scope projects may apply for up to $1 million over a 38-month grant period, and large scope projects may apply for up to $6 million over the grant period.  The entirety of Los Angeles County may apply for $20 million over the 38-month grant period.

Next steps to participate in this process or receive funding:

  • Contact your city council, county board of supervisors or tribal government agency to see if it plans to apply for Prop 47 funding.
  • Find out if any department is the lead applicant, and ask if 1) a Prop 47 Local Advisory Committee has been formed or 2) what other community outreach efforts are underway: More information about "Prop 47 Local Advisory Committees."
  • If you’re a community-based service provider interested in Prop 47 funding, see the full application (the “Request for Proposals”) for more detail.
  • Reach out to public agencies, for example a public health department or a health and human services department, and let them know you are interested in partnering.  Ideal public agencies are those who can assist in the provision of mental health, substance abuse and diversion programs. 

Additional Resources
The Prop 47 grant application’s guiding principles and rating criteria call for trauma-informed approaches.  The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) at Johns Hopkins University is planning a free webinar on Friday, February 3 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM to provide information about trauma-informed principles and activities that may be helpful for Prop 47 applicants to consider for inclusion in their proposals.  For more information, please contact Gabriella Rosenberg at

Guiding Principles of the Prop 47 Grant

BSCC Prop 47 Grant


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