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FY 2024 Solicitation Overview: Second Chance Act Smart Supervision Program

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Date Published
March 2024
2 pages
Publication Series

This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant to support the transition of individuals from confinement facilities to their communities so that it is a successful process that promotes public safety; 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 receive funding in support of successful transitions for individuals from adult confinement facilities such as jails, prisons, and detention centers, into their communities. The overview notes eligible applicants as being: state, city, township or special district governments; federally recognized Native American tribal governments; and organizing bodies or associations of supervision agencies engaging more than one supervision office, district, or agency. 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. It also emphasizes that registration and renewal in the System for Award Management (SAM) may take up to 10 business days.

Date Published: March 1, 2024