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Grant opportunities: Violence Prevention, Recidivism Reduction, and Restorative Practice/Restorative


The Cook County Justice Advisory Council (JAC) has announced that three Request for Proposals (RFPs) have been issued for twenty-four-month Violence Prevention, Recidivism Reduction, and Restorative Practice/Restorative Justice grant opportunities.  During this RFP cycle, we will be awarding a total of $4,680,000 for twenty-two (22) grant opportunities at three funding levels.  The grants included in this round of RFPs are:

  1. Ten (10) 24-Month Violence Prevention Demonstration Grants in the amount of $300,000 each over the grant period ($150,000 per year);

  2. Six (6) 24-Month Recidivism Reduction Demonstration Grants in the amount of $200,000 each over the grant period ($100,000 per year), and;

  3. Six (6) 24-Month Restorative Practice/Restorative Justice Demonstration Grants in the amount of $80,000 each over the grant period ($40,000 per year).

Grant periods will begin December 1, 2020 and continue through November 30, 2022.

The RFPs are currently available for download and can be accessed at:

Please note:  To download an RFP, applicants must login or register as new users.

All proposal submissions will be due at the JAC offices at 69 W. Washington Street, Suite 1110, Chicago, Illinois 60602 no later than Monday April 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM.  Late submissions will not be accepted and will be returned.

The JAC will also host a Pre-Proposal Conference on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM at 69 W. Washington Street, 22nd Floor Conference Rooms A-B, where potential proposers can ask questions and get more information regarding each funding opportunity. The Cook County Justice Advisory Council JAC Traditional Grants are twenty-four-month awards which align with the County’s Fiscal Years.  The next round of JAC Traditional Grants will support services from December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2022.

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