Justice and Health Grants

Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) Program

Grant Period: 2016-2021

The purpose of Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) program is to improve health outcomes for minority and/or disadvantaged re-entrants, ages 18-26, in transition from jail to their communities.

The RE-LINK program aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of multiple stakeholders within the public health system and other community support systems working together to implement a model transition process.

RE-LINK will establish connections—in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner for the populations being served—between the re-entry population and community-based organizations that provide linkages to health care including behavioral health care services, health care coverage (including through the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid), and other social services such as housing, adult education, and employment assistance programs.

This program begins August 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2021.

GranteesCityStateFunding Level
ActionAIDS Philadelphia PA $325,000
Arbor Circle Corporation Grand Rapids MI $356,688
Maricopa County Special Health Care District Phoenix AZ $300,300
Metropolitan Charities, Inc. St. Petersburg FL $375,000
Northwestern University Evanston IL $375,000
St. Louis Integrated Health Network St. Louis MO $280,154
The Fortune Society, Inc. Long Island City NY $375,000
The Regents of the University of California, UC San DiegoLa JollaCA$374,999
Total: $2,762,141

Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing Approaches (MYVP)

Grant Period: 2014-2017

The Minority Youth Violence Prevention (MYVP) program is a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to support an initiative to integrate public health and violence prevention approaches. MYVP intends to demonstrate the effectiveness of integrating public health and community policing approaches to reduce disparities in access to public health services and violent crimes and improve the health and well-being of communities of color. MYVP will support program interventions developed through adaptations, refinements, and modifications of promising violence prevention and crime reduction models that are tailored to at-risk minority male youth (10-18 years-old) and integrate a problem-solving approach.

Non-Federal MYVP GranteesCityStateFunding Level
Asian Media Access, Inc.MinneapolisMN$380,000
Chatham County Board of CommissionersSavannahGA$220,100
City of CincinnatiCincinnatiOH$345,000
City of West Palm BeachWest Palm BeachFL$340,000
DeKalb County Board of HealthDecaturGA$357,557
Health Education CouncilWest SacramentoCA$370,000
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Inc.BinghamtonNY$325,536
Public Health Authority of Cabarrus CountyKannapolisNC$362,668
Youth AliveOaklandCA$133,333
Total: $2,834,194

HIRE (HIV/AIDS Health Improvement for the Re-Entry Population)

Grant Period: 2012-2016

HIRE grants seek to improve the HIV/AIDS health outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals by supporting community-based efforts to ensure their successful transition from state or federal incarceration back to their communities.

GranteesCityStateFunding Level
FACES NY, Inc.New YorkNY$ 200,000
Housing Works, Inc.BrooklynNY$ 200,000
Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc.HaupaugeNY$ 235,000
Metropolitan Charities, Inc.St. PetersburgFL$ 215,000
The Osborne Association, Inc.BronxNY$ 235,000
Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc.DecaturGA$ 215,000
St. Luke's - Roosevelt Institute for Health SciencesNew YorkNY$ 200,000
Total: $1,500,000

Linkage to Life Program: Rebuilding Broken Bridges for Minority Families Impacted by HIV/AIDS (L2L)

Grant Period: 2012-2014

Linkage to Life Program addresses gaps in health care, social and supportive services for families living with HIV/AIDS and who are in transition from incarceration, domestic violence and/or substance abuse treatment.

GranteesCityStateFunding Level
Community Education GroupWashington DC$478,826.00
The CORE FoundationChicago IL$477,720.00
Dominican Sisters Family Health Service, Inc.Bronx NY$478,900.00
Latino Commission on AIDSNew York NY$451,021.00
Metropolitan Charities, Inc.St. Petersburg FL$478,900.00
Volunteers of America Bay Area, Inc.Alameda CA$474,633.00
Total: $2,840,000