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Probation Grant Programs


The Public Safety Realignment Act took effect October 1, 2011 and mandated extensive changes to California’s criminal justice systems. Realignment shifted the responsibility for supervising specific low-level inmates and parolees from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to each of the 58 counties. The Act tasked local governments at the county level with developing a new approach to reducing recidivism.

On June 25, 2014, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the development of a Community Capacity Fund. The spirit and language authorizing the establishment of the Community Capacity Fund was that it be designated to:

  • Support the development of a building program based on evidence-based practices to serve the AB 109 population;
  • Utilize best practice models and data analysis to inform and evaluate community programs; and
  • Provide financial support to build strong community-based programs for realigned individuals.

The Community Capacity Fund is one of two new funding streams administered by the Alameda County Probation Department. The Community Capacity Fund is intended to improve the capacity of community organizations to contract with the Alameda County Probation Department and other county agencies to deliver effective programs and services to the realigned population living in Alameda County.

The Primary Goal of the Community Capacity Fund is “To expand the number and diversity of community-based agencies that have the demonstrated capacity to effectively contract with Alameda County to improve outcomes for the realigned population.” To achieve this goal, the Probation Department will award Community Capacity Fund planning grants and implementation grants with grant periods beginning January 2016.

Community Capacity Funds are specifically intended to foster measurable improvements in organization capacity in one or more of seven areas:

(1) Mission, Vision, Strategy

(2) Governance and Leadership

(3) Organization Structure

(4) Partnerships, External Relations and Networking

(5) Management Systems and Operational Ability

(6) Fundraising, Revenue Generation, Fiscal Sustainability

(7) Sector-Specific Knowledge

Funding as described above will be made through competitively awarded contracts to the bidder(s) selected whose response conforms to the Request For Application (RFA) and Request For Proposal (RFP), consistent with the County’s procurement requirements.

Community Capacity Fund



Direct Services Grants