Youth Programs and Facilities Grant Program (YPGP)


On September 30, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 823, which began the closure of the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice, realigning those state functions to county governments. Under SB 823, DJJ intake will close for most youth on July 1, 2021, and counties then become fully responsible for housing, programming, and treatment of youth at higher offense and needs levels who can no longer be committed to DJJ.

As part of SB 823, $9.6 million was set aside for the Board of State and Community Corrections to “award one-time grants, to counties for the purpose of providing resources for infrastructure-related needs and improvements to assist counties in the development of a local continuum of care.


Request for Applications (RFA)

This RFA makes $9.12 million available (after BSCC administrative costs) to all 58 California Counties.

YPGP RFA Package: Word

Applicants must submit (1) electronic copy of the original signed application for each part they are applying for (i.e., one for Part A and one for Part B if applying for both parts) to the BSCC by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2021.

Email the application package in a single email to:

Any questions concerning the RFA must be submitted by email to The BSCC will accept and respond to questions about this RFA until April 30, 2021. Questions and answers will be posted and updated periodically up until April 30, 2021.


Statement of Interest – Seeking Scoring Panel Membership

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is seeking participants to serve on the Youth Programs and Facilities Grant Program Scoring Panel beginning May 2021 through early June 2021. Statements of Interest will be taken until April 28, 2021.

All interested parties are invited to submit statements of interest to serve on the SB 823 scoring panel to new email, along with the following information:

  • Name
  • Title (if any)
  • Telephone and Email address
  • Organization you represent (if any)
  • City and County where you/your organization are located
  • Area of subject matter expertise
  • Relevant professional, personal, or lived experience

Several significant requirements should be considered before submitting a Statement of Interest. Click the following link to review information on the role and responsibilities of scoring panel members:


Grantee Orientation

Virtual Grantee Orientation - Date TBD

Agenda: PDF



Budget Table: Excel


Scoring Panel Membership: PDF


Summary of Key Dates

Activity Date
Release Request for Applications April 9, 2021
Final Frequently Asked Questions Posted April 30, 2021
Applications Due to the BSCC May 12, 2021
Application Rating Process and Development of Funding Recommendations May 2021
BSCC Board Considers Funding Recommendations June 10, 2021
Notice to Grantees June 10, 2021
New Grant Begins June 10, 2021
New Grantee Orientation TBD