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HB18-1176

Sunset Offender Reentry Grant Program

Concerning continuation of the grant program in the department of corrections to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that provide reentry services to offenders, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2017 report of the department of regulatory agencies.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subject:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - House Judiciary Committee. Under current law, a grant program exists in the department of corrections (department) to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that provide reentry services to offenders. The grant program is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2018. The bill reschedules the repeal of the grant program to September 1, 2023. The bill also provides that, in awarding grants from the grant program, the department shall release as much as one quarter of the amount annually appropriated to the grant program to an intermediary at the beginning of each fiscal year. The intermediary shall determine how much of this amount is awarded to each community partner as an advance portion of grant money to be awarded to the community partner.

The bill requires the department to expand the grant program in the 2018-19 fiscal year to maximize the number of grantees; add grantees in underserved communities, especially in rural areas; and add one or more grantees that specialize in serving the reentry needs of women offenders.

The bill makes an appropriation.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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Status

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