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Grant applications for incarceration alternatives


Designed to address systemic racism

Los Angeles County is accepting applications for the second year of grants to organizations offering programs designed to address systemic racism and provide alternatives to incarceration.

The grants are the result of the 2020 voter-approved Measure J, which requires the county to set aside 10% of its locally generated, unrestricted revenue to community investments and efforts to reduce the jail population by offering incarceration alternatives. The grant process is overseen by the Amity Foundation through the county's Justice, Care & Opportunities Department.

According to the county, programs eligible for funding include:

-- Community operated youth centers;

-- Expanding safety;

-- Job readiness, training and placement

for adults;

-- “Healing-informed arts'';

-- Satellite sites in gang impacted communities

to work with gang members;

– Increasing food access through urban agri

culture and training programs;

-- Bridge housing;

-- Release, education, neighborhood

treatment, reintegration, and youth


-- Residential treatment for survivors of

sexual exploitation;

– Indigenous youth empowerment

program; and

-- Youth justice programs.

During the first year of Care First Community Investment grants in 2022, $47 million was awarded to 118 organizations.

More information on the grants and information about applying is available at