If you provide local services that reduce crime and recidivism, you may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 from a new grant being offered by the County of Humboldt. The Humboldt County Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) will begin accepting applications for this new grant on Saturday, Aug. 1. Read the proposal and submit your application here.
Last year, the Board of State and Community Corrections allocated $8 million state-wide for the Community Recidivism Reduction Grant. Under the guidelines, counties are eligible to receive funds if the Board of Supervisors, in collaboration with the county’s CCP, develops a competitive grant program intended to fund services that reduce crime and recidivism. Humboldt County received $50,000 for this purpose and will award up to $10,000 to five or more applicants.
The goal of this project is help individuals refrain from engaging in crime, reconnect with their family members, and contribute to their communities. Specifically, this project aims to serve those who have been released from the state prison, a county jail, a juvenile detention facility, and who are under the supervision of a probation department; or any other person at risk of becoming involved in criminal activities.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nongovernmental entity or group that serves the above-described population and provides services to reduce crime and recidivism. Recidivism refers to an individual's relapse into criminal behavior, especially after they have already served a sentence for a previous crime.
Examples of ways that entities provide these services include:
• Self-help groups• Individual or group assistance with basic life skills
• Mentoring programs• Academic and educational services
• Job training skills and employment• Truancy prevention programs
• Literacy programs• Homelessness prevention
• Reentry services
Proposals for this grant must be received by the Humboldt County Probation Department by Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. Grants will be awarded by Sept. 9.
###For more information, contact:
Bill Damiano, Chief Probation Officer