The Futures Institute

Pathway Home 3​

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Pathway Home 3


This grant provides for reentry services to begin while participants are still incarcerated and to continue post-release. These services are designed to eliminate the time gap between release from prison and enrollment into a workforce development reentry program leading to skills-based employment. These projects will serve adults aged 18 or older who have been convicted under federal, state, or local law and are incarcerated in state correctional facilities or local or county jails with scheduled release dates within 20 to 270 days of enrollment in the program. 

Eligible Uses

Can be used to fund personnel, supplies, travel, and other costs. Can not be used for construction costs. 

Grant Award

Minimum: $0

Maximum: $4,000,000


Labor organizations / unions, nonprofit entities, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, city, county, or township governments, state governments, Native American Tribal organizations, Native American Tribal governments, county governments, regional government organizations, special district governments, public institutions of higher education, including Hispanic-serving, Historically Black Colleges and
Universities, tribally-controlled, and Alaska and Hawaii Native-serving higher education institutions


There is no matching requiremnt. 

Due Date

April 19, 2022 (the grant has been repeated in the past).


Department of Labor 

Materials Needed


Application Difficulty


Evidence on Investments in Reentry

Every year, over 650,000 individuals are released from state and federal prisons and approximately two-thirds of those people are likely to be rearrested within three years of their release. Formerly incarcerated individuals are released into society with little to no income, with the expectation of expecting their future earnings to be reduced by up to 40%.

Investments in reentry programs improve the ability of formerly incarcerated individuals to reintegrate into society and improve public safety. A study found that individuals participating in reentry programs had a recidivism rate of 47% compared to that of 53% among individuals who did not participate in reentry programs. A study found that recently released individuals who received treatment from a social worker and attended a community employment program were 22% more likely to receive and report earnings at some point during their first year out of prison as compared to recently released individuals who did not receive social work services or attend the community employment program. This study also found that recently released individuals receiving social work services and attending the community employment program had higher median annual earnings than those not receiving the social work and community employment program services ($2,960 compared to $462). 

As this evidence shows, supporting individuals as they make the transition out of jails and prisons is one of the most important ways to ensure the stability of those individuals and their communities. 

Grant Writing Resources

Grants.Gov Resources

Applicant Training Videos (step-by-step guide on how to find grants, set up an account on, and submit an application)

Applicant FAQ page

Other Resources

Community Toolbox’s Applying For Grants Toolkit (Outline of process + example applications)


Q: What is community safety? 

A: We use the term “community safety” as well as “non-carceral safety” to indicate an approach to reducing violence and harm that invests in people over punishment. This can include unarmed civilian first responders and community violence prevention, but must also center preventative and root-caused focused solutions such as investments in schools, healthcare, and the environment. These solutions not only create holistic safety by improving well-being, they have been directly tied to reductions in violence. 

Q: How do the grants in the American Rescue Plan and other recent bills fit into this database? 

A: This database contains grants contained both in specific legislation (like the American Rescue Plan Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs act, and the Inflation Reduction act) but it focuses primarily on grants funded annually through the federal budget process. Please see our resources specifically on ARPA and IIJA for more information on funding opportunities in those bills. 

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