Vocational & Life Skills Grant Applications Accepted Through March 5, 2018

Vocational & Life Skills Grant Applications Accepted Through March 5, 2018


CONTACT Cara Wilwerding, Communications Manager

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | cara.wilwerding@nebraska.gov

Jan. 26, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services released the application for the third Vocational & Life Skills (VLS) grant cycle.  

The grant cycle begins July 2018 and runs through June 2020. The entire annual allocation of $3.5 million is available each year of the two-year grant period, subject to appropriation.

This solicitation is a continuation of the work being done inside NDCS facilities, which creates a bridge for the individual to successfully return to the community. To fully achieve comprehensive reentry services and planning, community providers must be involved. These programs aid the department in increasing public safety, effectively reducing recidivism, providing meaningful vocational and life skills training, and facilitate the successful reentry as individuals return to their communities. 

Per state statute, applicants are limited to community-based organizations, community colleges, federally recognized or state recognized Indian tribes, or nonprofit organizations that provide vocational and life skills programming and services to adults while incarcerated, serving a period of supervision on probation or parole and for up to 18 months following discharge.

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to Kevin Hand, VLS Coordinator, at kevin.hand@nebraska.gov no later than March 5, 2018. See the NDCS website for more information.