This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) announces the availability of approximately $1.75 million for the Juvenile Re-entry Assistance Program (JRAP) to support successful transition to the community by reducing barriers to public housing, employment, and/or educational opportunities. This NOFA provides funding for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) who have established a partnership with a legal aid organization, university legal center, public defender's office, or other legal service organization that is a non-profit and has experience providing legal services to juveniles (including expungement and/or sealing the juvenile and/or adult criminal records) for 1) current public housing resident youth up to 24 years old who have a criminal record and/or 2) former household members (who are youth up to 24 years old) of current public housing residents who, but for their criminal record, would be living in public housing. These services must be in accordance with state law. In this program, expunging/sealing/correcting is not allowed for criminal records of makers of methamphetamine on public housing property, for criminal records of sex offenders on the lifetime sex offender registry, and for criminal records where the crime was domestic violence or a Part I Violent Crime (defined in Section I.A.3). Further, other services eligible under this program are prohibited for individuals who were convicted of the same criminal violations listed in the NOFA.
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-5900-N-09
Opportunity Title: Juvenile Re-Entry Assistance Program
Competition ID: FR-5900-N-09
CFDA No.: 14.897
OMB Approval Numbers: 2577-0283 exp. 08/31/20018
Opening Date: November 2, 2015
Deadline Date: January 4, 2016
CONTACT INFORMATION: HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFA. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications. Questions regarding specific program requirements should be directed to the point of contact listed below. Questions should be emailed directly to JRAP@hud.gov. Eligible applicants are encouraged, though not required, to notify HUD of their intent to apply by emailing JRAP@hud.gov, with the subject line: Intent to Apply and indicating applicant name and city and state. Questions concerning the General Section should be directed to the Office of Strategic Planning and Management, Grants Management and Oversight Division at (202) 708-0667 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.