The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking proposals 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.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are joining forces through the JRAP program to expand the opportunities of 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.
The JRAP program focuses on 1) expunging/sealing/correcting juvenile and adult criminal records for the target youth, and 2) providing other services that will assist the target youth to mitigate/prevent collateral consequences (e.g., development of collateral consequences checklists, dissemination of information/resources on collateral consequences, reinstate a driver’s license, etc.).
In order to be considered for funding, all applicants are required to have in place at the time of grant application a firmly committed match contribution equivalent to 25% of the total grant amount requested.