“The California Community Reinvestment Grants program moves our community in the right direction, by helping us to begin addressing the biggest challenges in our communities ourselves. When we infuse resources into marginalized communities, we empower them to inspire, build and lift themselves up; because those that are most impacted by the system, are also those that have the greatest chance of changing the system.” - Troy F. Vaughn
GOBiz intends to release a new RFP in the Spring of 2020 for a grant allocation of $29 million. These funds will be for the July 2020- June 2021 fiscal year.
“We have a moral responsibility to address the War on Drugs’ multi-generational impacts that have marginalized communities throughout our state. Programs like CalCRG exemplify California’s commitment to this responsibility, and it ensures our cannabis marketplace remains rooted in social justice.” - Governor Gavin Newsom.
LARRP’s two awards are for the following programs:
Repairing Drug War Harms Expungement and Resource Clinics
LARRP will organize and host 12-15 free Repairing Drug War Harms Expungement and Resource Clinics, providing record changes, expungements, certificates of rehabilitation, immigration issues related to barriers to reentry, as well as linkages to medical care, job recruiters, and other services. LARRP clinics will not only remove criminal records and address legal issues, but also connect participants to some of the basic needs and services through LARRPs broader network and CBOs. LARRP will use system navigation and care coordination to restore civil rights to people living with convictions, improve quality of life, economic opportunities, return self-esteem and bring a sense of belonging to program participants.
Community-Based Coordinated Reentry, with 211 LA County, Christ Centered Ministries (South LA) and Paving the Way Foundation (Lancaster) 211 LA and its collaborative partners including Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership, Christ-Centered Ministries, and Paving the Way Foundation will provide client-centered service navigation for individuals and families affected by the WoD and living in some of the most under-resourced communities in Los Angeles County. Community Resource Advisors (CRAs) and Local Peer Navigators (LPNs) will work one-on-one with individuals and families from target communities to provide in-depth needs assessments and development of a comprehensive reentry plan that addresses health and human service-related needs.