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The Innovations in Reentry Application, Review, and Selection Process

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November 13 2013
November 13 2013


  • Application Open Period: May 6th, 2013 - June 7th , 2013
  • 48 Proposals Received: 
    • 4 in the Individual/Informal Group Category
    • 28 in the Single Organization Category
    • 16 in the Collaborative Category
  • 9 Grantees Selected
  • Anticipated Grant Start Date: November 1, 2013

Innovations in Reentry Planning Workgroup

A 10-member Innovations in Reentry Planning Workgroup crafted the application guidelines and the criteria for the funding board.  The planning workgroup was comprised of representatives from the following sectors: academic/community-based research partners (2), government (3), community based organizations/providers (2), and philanthropy (3).  A community information meeting was held on May 22nd to address any questions about the grant application guidelines.

Technical Review

Applications were reviewed by ACPHD Innovations staff to ensure completeness and adherence to the eligibility criteria.  All applications were advanced to the next stage of the review process.

Innovations in Reentry Funding Board

The Innovations in Reentry Funding Board read and scored 48 proposals using a rubric with an 100-point scale.  The 32-member funding board was comprised of: individuals touched by the criminal justice system, criminal justice experts, representatives of county agencies, community-based organizations/providers, academics/researchers, and grant-makers.    The scoring rubric included the following: statement of need, project participants, applicant qualifications, innovation, guiding principles, location of services, workplan, and budget/budget narrative.

Innovations in Reentry Executive Team

The top 10 proposals overall and the top proposal in the individual/informal group category were forwarded on to the 7-member Executive Team, which was comprised of Alameda County Health Care Services Agency/Public Health Department leadership, an Alameda County Probation representative, an innovations expert, and a criminal justice content expert.  The Innovations in Reentry Executive Team carefully considered the collective impact of the 11 proposals using the following criteria: method of intervention, impact, innovation, target audience, numbers served, and overall strengths and weaknesses. Nine finalists were selected.

Final Approval

All proposed grantees were approved by the Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee and the Board of Supervisors in September 2013.