Innovative Programming Grants

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Program Information

Innovative Programming Grants (IPG) offer funding to eligible nonprofit organizations to provide programs that have demonstrated success and focus on incarcerated individuals’ responsibility and restorative justice principles. The goal of IPG is to improve access to programming and increase the percentage of incarcerated individuals served in California’s adult prisons.

California’s Legislature has funded the establishment of rehabilitative programs since 2014. IPG programs cover a wide spectrum, from creative writing, gardening, and recording books for incarcerated individuals’ children to socializing and training assistance dogs, learning to write computer code, improving interpersonal communication within the prison setting, and in-depth trauma-informed programs aimed at replacing violence and crime with introspective and positive life skills.


Current Request for Applications (RFA)


Upcoming RFA

An RFA for the California Reentry and Enrichment (CARE) Grant Programs will tentatively become available.


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