From: Randall Bowman [KDOC] [mailto:Randall.Bowman@ks.gov]
Sent: Friday, June 2, 2017 7:44 AM
Subject: Reinvestment Funding
The Kansas Department of Corrections announces today two new grant opportunities to further expand Community Based Services for juvenile offenders and their families across Kansas. Using reinvestment funds now available because of the legislative reforms passed during 2016 in Senate Bill 367, these grants are an additional reinvestment in Community Based Services enhancing those services implemented under statewide contracts this past year. The grants will provide access for greater numbers of youth, and opportunities for community collaboration around the specific needs of the youth and families served by individual or cooperating groups of counties.
Boards of County Commissioners will be eligible to apply for Reinvestment Grants to advance proposals identified as part of SB367 by the Juvenile Corrections Advisory Boards. Each individual or group of cooperating counties currently delivering juvenile justice services in Kansas will be eligible to apply for funding.
Concurrently, the Department will make available for competitive grant proposals, up to four individual awards to applicant Boards of County Commissioners. These funds will support regional or inter-branch collaborations to deliver services that absent this approach may be difficult to deliver efficiently and effectively.
Five million dollars will be available for these purposes. Application materials are targeted for release later this summer, with awards in October of 2017.
Kansas Department of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services
714 S.W. Jackson, Suite 300
Topeka, Ks 66603