(a) Grant authorization
The Attorney General shall make grants of up to $1,000,000 to States, Territories, and Indian tribes, in partnership with units of local government and nonprofit organizations, for the purpose of establishing adult and juvenile offender reentry demonstration projects.
(b) Adult offender reentry demonstration projects
Funds for adult offender demonstration projects may be expended for
(1) oversight/monitoring of released offenders;
(2) substance abuse treatment and aftercare, mental and medical health treatment and aftercare, vocational and basic educational training, and other programming to promote effective reintegration into the community as needed;
(3) convening community impact panels, victim impact panels or victim impact educational classes; and
(4) establishing and implementing graduated sanctions and incentives.
(c) Juvenile offender reentry demonstration projects
Funds for the juvenile offender reentry demonstration projects may be expended for
(1) providing returning juvenile offenders with drug and alcohol testing and treatment and mental and medical health assessment and services;
(2) convening victim impact panels, restorative justice panels, or victim impact educational classes for juvenile offenders;
(3) oversight/monitoring of released juvenile offenders; and
(4) providing for the planning of reentry services when the youth is initially incarcerated and coordinating the delivery of community-based services, such as education, family involvement and support, and other services as needed.
(d) Submission of application
In addition to any other requirements that may be specified by the Attorney General, an application for a grant under this subchapter
(1) describe a long-term strategy and detailed implementation plan, including how the jurisdiction plans to pay for the program after the Federal funding ends;
(2) identify the governmental and community agencies that will be coordinated by this project;
(3) certify that there has been appropriate consultation with all affected agencies and there will be appropriate coordination with all affected agencies in the implementation of the program, including existing community corrections and parole; and
(4) describe the methodology and outcome measures that will be used in evaluating the program.
The applicants as designated under
3797(a) of this title
(1) shall prepare the application as required under subsection 3797(b) of this title; and
(2) shall administer grant funds in accordance with the guidelines, regulations, and procedures promulgated by the Attorney General, as necessary to carry out the purposes of this subchapter.
(f) Matching funds
The Federal share of a grant received under this chapter may not exceed 75 percent of the costs of the project funded under this chapter unless the Attorney General waives, wholly or in part, the requirements of this section.
Each entity that receives a grant under this subchapter shall submit to the Attorney General, for each year in which funds from a grant received under this subchapter is expended, a description and an evaluation report at such time and in such manner as the Attorney General may reasonably require that contains
(1) a summary of the activities carried out under the grant and an assessment of whether such activities are meeting the needs identified in the application funded under this subchapter; and
(2) such other information as the Attorney General may require.
(h) Authorization of appropriations
(1) In general
To carry out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $15,000,000 for fiscal year 2003, $15,500,000 for fiscal year 2004, and $16,000,000 for fiscal year 2005.
Of the amount made available to carry out this section in any fiscal year
(A) not more than 2 percent or less than 1 percent may be used by the Attorney General for salaries and administrative expenses; and
(B) not more than 3 percent or less than 2 percent may be used for technical assistance and training.