Children of Incarcerated Parents

The Second Chance Act grant programs are designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive, evidence-based, and collaborative strategies that promote success and reduce the likelihood of recidivism of individuals returning from incarceration.

"Reentry" is not a specific program,

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but rather a process that starts at jail or prison intake, and ends when formerly incarcerated individuals have been successfully reintegrated into their communities as law-abiding citizens.

The reentry process includes the delivery of a variety of evidence-based services in both pre- and post-release settings designed to ensure that the transition to the community is successful, and to reduce the likelihood of recidivism.

Mentoring of formerly incarcerated individuals can be an important element of reentry strategies that achieve these goals.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds can be used for developing a new or enchancing an existing reentry program that targets parents and guardians.

Yes, all funds are discretionary.

A competitive process will be used to award the funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Funds can be used for developing a new or enchancing an existing reentry program that targets parents and guardians.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The ultimate beneficiaries of this program are the children, incarcerated parents, guardians, and the communities.


Yes, assurances and certifcations lobbying, debarment, and audit. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

A competitive process will be used to award a contract or cooperative agreement.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


FY 2014 Appropriations P.L. 113-76.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


From 60 to 90 days.


From 60 to 90 days.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The funding is annual funding and is no year funds. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


YES Categorical Assistance Progress Reports are required semi-annually.

Quarterly Federal Financial Reports as well as reporting to the Performance Measures System.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual process reports.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public law 103-62, and the GPRA Mondernization Act of 2010, Public law 111-352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. YES


Recipients of federal funds are expected to retain documentation supporting all program transactions for at least 3 years after the closure of audit reports related to such funding. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all related issues, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 13 Not Available; FY 14 est $2,000,000; and FY 15 est $2,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

award amounts vary according to solicitaiton.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide 2011 ( ) and Post award Instructions (, applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Kellie Dressler Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
810 7th Street, NW
, Washington , District of Columbia 20531 Email: Phone: 202-307-5911

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Yes Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Specific criteria are published in the individual program announcement. Applications undergo a competitive peer review process as outlined in the OJJDP Competition and Peer Review Policy, 28 CFR Part 34.

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