Grant offers funding for Nebraska organizations to help inmates


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A new grant is available to Nebraska organizations interested in providing reentry services to current or recently incarcerated people.

Applications for all reentry services will be considered.

Priority will be given to services targeting case coordination, behavioral health support, housing preparation, peer assistance and family reunification.

Preference will also be given to organizations providing access to communication, transportation and technology.

Applicants must be community-based organizations, community colleges, federally or state-recognized Native American tribes or nonprofit organizations.

The Vocational and Life Skills program will be providing grants from a $15 million fund approved by the Nebraska Legislature.

Annually, $5 million will be allocated to the program.

Submissions are due to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services by 5 p.m. on Sept. 2.

Information about this grant is available online.

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