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If you have questions about the Prop. 47 RFP, please send them to:

SACRAMENTO (May 30, 2017) – The Executive Steering Committee charged with ranking Prop 47 proposals made its final recommendations May 30, 2017. The Board of State and Community Corrections will decide at its June 8 meeting whether to accept the committee’s recommendations. The ranked list is available here.

Prop 47 Proposals Submitted to the BSCC

Prop 47 RFP - Word Doc

Proposition 47 Bidders’ Conferences

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) hosted Bidders’ Conferences in Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego the week of December 12, 2016. These conferences were held to provide clarity on the Request for Proposals (RFP) instructions and to respond to technical questions.
The Sacramento Bidders’ Conference occurred on December 12, 2016 at:
Board of State and Community Corrections
Board Room - 1st Floor
2590 Venture Oaks Way Sacramento CA 95833
The meeting was livestreamed and a recording of the meeting can be accessed here:
Questions about the Proposition 47 RFP may be submitted by email to: The BSCC will accept and respond to questions from November 18, 2016 to January 20, 2017. Questions and answers will be posted on the BSCC website up to January 31, 2017.

Public agency applicants interested in applying for the Proposition 47 Grant are asked but not required to submit a non-binding Notice of Intent to Apply.

Click here to view Notices of Intent to Apply.

For the purposes of this Request for Proposals (RFP), a public agency is defined as:

Public agency means a county, city, whether a general law city or a chartered city, or city and county, the duly constituted governing body of an Indian reservation or Rancheria, a school district, municipal corporation, district, political subdivision, or any board, commission, or agency thereof, entities that are legislative bodies of a local agency pursuant to subdivision (c) or (d) of Section 54952 of the Government Code, a housing authority organized pursuant to Part 2 (commencing with Section 34200) of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code, a state agency, public district, or other political subdivision of the state, or any instrumentality thereof, which is authorized to engage in or assist in the development or operation of housing for persons and families of low or moderate income. (Pen. Code, §6046.1, subd. (c).)

Non-binding Notices of Intent to Apply are due to the BSCC by January 20, 2017via email or U.S. mail, using one of the following submission options:

Email Responses:                     
                                                           (Subject line: Notice of Intent to Apply)

U.S. Mail Responses:                         Board of State and Community Corrections
                                                           Corrections Planning and Programs Division
                                                           2590 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 200
                                                           Sacramento, CA 95833

Failure to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply is not grounds for disqualification. Further, prospective public agency applicants that submit a Notice of Intent to Apply and decide later not to apply will not be penalized.

The notice should include the following information:

  • Name of the Lead Agency (see page 6 of the RFP);
  • Name and title of the head of the Lead Agency;
  • Contact information for interested public; and
  • A brief statement indicating the agency’s intent to submit a proposal.


Proposition 47, which reduced to misdemeanors penalties for some low-level crimes, requires the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) to administer grant programs for mental health and substance abuse treatment using a portion of the annual state savings.

The Department of Finance (DOF) had responsibility for calculating the state savings. On January 7, 2016 the Governor’s Budget included an estimate of the state’s first-year savings to the BSCC (Fiscal Year 2016-17) resulting from the implementation of Proposition 47 at approximately $19 million. On May 13, 2016 the Governor’s May Revision to the Budget was released. The Proposition 47 state savings estimate to the BSCC increased for Fiscal Year 2016-17 to $25.6 million.  The final Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget included a supplemental allocation to the BSCC of $10 million. These savings will be allocated to the BSCC to be distributed as recidivism-reduction grants. In Fiscal Year 2016-17, the total allocation to the BSCC will be $35.6 million.

The DOF will allocate the first year of savings to the BSCC by August 15, 2016, and the BSCC anticipates awarding grants in the spring of 2017. The BSCC has begun planning for implementation.

Click here for Background Information

Have questions about Prop 47? See if they are answered here.

The BSCC will accept and respond to questions about this RFP from November 18, 2016 to January 20, 2017. Questions and answers will be posted to the BSCC website on an ongoing basis up to January 31, 2017.

Proposition 47

The Proposition 47 Executive Steering Committee (ESC) was approved by the Board at its April 14, 2016 meeting. This ESC membership reflects California’s diversity and includes subject matter expertise and life experience as required by statute.

Click here to view the press release that announces the ESC membership: Prop 47 Executive Steering Committee.

Click here to view the ESC membership.

Click here to read bios of the Prop 47 ESC Members

The next meeting of the Proposition 47 ESC is scheduled for May 30, 2017 at the following location:

Board of State and Community Corrections
2590 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento, CA 95833
Time:  9:00 AM  - Agenda

Past ESC Meetings

The Proposition 47 ESC held its first meetings on June 23 and June 24, 2016. The agendas for this meeting are available here: June 23, 2016 and June 24, 2016. PowerPoint presentations from subject matter experts are available here and other briefing materials are available here.*

The Proposition 47 ESC held a second meeting on August 10 and August 11, 2016. The agendas are available here:  August 10, 2016 and August 11, 2016

The ESC held a third meeting on September 7, 2016.  The agenda is available here: September 7, 2016.

The ESC held a meeting on October 17, 2016.  The agenda is available here:  October 17, 2016.

The ESC held a meeting on October 31, 2016. The agenda is available here:  October 31, 2016

The ESC held a meeting on March 29, 2017. The agenda is available here:  March 29, 2017

*At the time of upload, this briefing materials contain active links.  However, in the future, it is not uncommon for links to become broken or pages and files removed by its host organization.  The BSCC maintains hard copies of all materials for your review at our Sacramento office. 


The below data and information presents a sample of demographic and criminological information from publicly accessible data files. In addition to presenting summaries of information contained in the files, links to official publications and datasets have been provided. This summary is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of publicly accessible files. Relevant data are available from a number of sources and can be accessed online and through other mechanisms.


State of California - PDF


Alameda County - PDF Alpine County - PDF Amador County - PDF Butte County - PDF
Calaveras County - PDF Colusa County - PDF Contra Costa County - PDF Del Norte County - PDF
El Dorado County - PDF Fresno County - PDF Glenn County - PDF Humboldt County - PDF
Imperial County - PDF Inyo County - PDF Kern County - PDF Kings County - PDF
Lake County - PDF Lassen County - PDF Los Angeles County - PDF Madera County - PDF
Marin County - PDF Mariposa County - PDF Mendocino County - PDF Merced County - PDF
Modoc County - PDF Mono County - PDF Monterey County - PDF Napa County - PDF
Nevada County - PDF Orange County - PDF Placer County - PDF Plumas County - PDF
Riverside County - PDF Sacramento County - PDF San Benito County - PDF San Bernardino County - PDF
San Diego County - PDF San Francisco County - PDF San Joaquin County - PDF San Luis Obispo Co. - PDF
San Mateo County - PDF Santa Barbara County - PDF Santa Clara County - PDF Santa Cruz County - PDF
Shasta County - PDF Sierra County - PDF Siskiyou County - PDF Solano County - PDF
Sonoma County - PDF Stanislaus County - PDF Sutter County - PDF Tehama County - PDF
Trinity County - PDF Tulare County - PDF Tuolumne County - PDF Ventura County - PDF
Yolo County - PDF Yuba County - PDF  

Proposition 47 Request for Proposals Tentative Timeline (Updated July 27, 2016)

Activity                                                                                                                               Tentative Timeline

  1. ESC Introduction and Briefing Meetings                                                                     June 2016
  2. RFP and rating criteria development and approval                                                    August through November 2016
  3. RFP presented to Board for approval                                                                        November 2016
  4. RFP released to the public                                                                                         November 2016
  5. RFP responses (proposals) due to the BSCC                                                            February 2017
  6. BSCC technical review, rater preparation, Proposal review and rating                      February to May 2017
  7. Funding recommendations presented to the Board                                                   June 2017*
  8. New grants begin                                                                                                       July 2017**

ESC – Executive Steering Committee

RFP – Request for Proposals

*2017 Board Meeting dates have not yet been finalized

** Depends on Board approval of recommendations and date of Board meeting

Please note that dates are subject to change.

The BSCC hosted six Regional Meetings throughout California in response to widespread interest in how expected state savings might be reinvested to reduce recidivism among the state’s low-level offenders.. These were held on October 28, 2015 in Oakland, on January 25, 2016 in Fresno, on January 26, 2017 in San Bernardino County, on January 27, 2016 in Los Angeles,  on January 28, 2016 in San Diego and on June 23, 2016 in Sacramento. These meetings were open to the public in order to provide public comment.  A summary of the public comment will be provided to the Prop 47 ESC and the Board.  You can view the videos from the BSCC's Regional Meetings by selecting the links below:

Oakland:October 28, 2015 Meeting Video
Fresno:January 25, 2016 Meeting Video
Highland:January 26, 2016 Meeting Video
Los Angeles:January 27, 2016 Meeting Video
San Diego:January 28, 2016 Meeting Video
Sacramento: June 23, 2016 Meeting Video

Check back here soon for a detailed report of the public comment.  In the meantime, click here to read a synopsis of the Public Comments.

The five highest priorities for Prop 47 spending as expressed through public comment at the Regional Meetings are:

  • Community based treatment/not in custody treatment
  • Mental health/substance use treatment and counseling
  • Stable, affordable housing
  • Diversion
  • Job Training

AB 1056 Expands Areas of Prop 47 Funding

With the signing of AB 1056, the BSCC now has an expanded framework for its work in implementing grants funded through state savings realized under Proposition 47.

Read more.

Read the AB 1056 Legislation


BSCC Press Release, November 2014

On Nov. 4, 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, which reduced from felonies to misdemeanors the penalties for certain non-serious and non-violent drug and property crimes.

Read the press release here: The BSCC’s Prop 47 Responsibilities are Unfolding

Read the initiative here:

The BSCC has developed a Proposition 47 inbox to respond to any questions and to accept public comments. The email address for the inbox is BSCC staff requests that all communication be submitted in writing at this time. If you would like to provide public comment, please use the Prop 47 inbox to provide your input and include the words “public comment” in the subject line.