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Grants are sums of money given by a governmental body or organisation when certain tasks in your prison have been undertaken. They one of your prison's main sources of income.

Available grants can be viewed under Reports. You can accept no more than two grants. Your accountant, however, can increase this number to three by researching 'Extra Grant' in her bureaucracy branch. Cancelling grants results in a small fine.

Grant Types Edit

There are three forms of grants which may or may not be available to you in the beginning.

STARTING GRANT These are grants which are available to the player at the start. They require no pre-requisites.
LOCKED GRANT These are grants which are initially locked can only be unlocked when certain pre-requisite are met.
HIDDEN GRANT These are grants which will not show up on your grants list as there are more than one sets of pre-requisites that need to be met first.

All Grants Edit

This tables contains all existing grants their descriptions..

GRANT NAME TYPE DESCRIPTION
Basic Detention Centre Starting Grant Turn an empty field into a functioning prison. This government contract gives you the funds necessary to build the absolute minimum facilities for your first set of prisoners.
  • $5,000 advance payment.
  • $5,000 completion bonus.
Administration Centre Starting Grant Every prison project needs a functioning administration facility, to ensure things run smoothly and to hold the project accountable. This contract pays for a Warden and an Accountant and their offices, which will then give us access to the full Federal Grant system.
  • $5,000 advance payment.
  • $5,000 completion bonus.
Inmate Health and Well Being Starting Grant The physical and mental health of our inmates is very important to us. This grant is to facilitate the construction of a state of the art medical ward, and to hire doctors and psychologists to look after the inmates health needs.
  • $10,000 advance payment.
  • $10,000 completion bonus.
Staff Well-Being Initiative Starting Grant Prison worker unions have been receiving reports of staff being overstressed and overworked to the point that mistakes are being made. Make sure similar issues do not occur in your facility.
  • $10,000 completion bonus.
The Reform Through Education Initiative Starting Grant A prominent campaign group is conducting a large scale social experiment into the effects of education on prisoner re-offending rates. Set up some classrooms and begin educating your prisoners.
  • $15,000 advance payment.
  • $40,000 completion bonus.
Cell Block A Locked Grant The basics are up and running. It is time to build your first cell block, and transfer the existing prisoners into cells of their own.
  • $20,000 advance payment.
  • $20,000 completion bonus.
Visitation Rights Locked Grant A number of other facilities in the region are facing legal action for denying prisoners their visitation rights. Investors don't want a scandal, and are providing this grant to ensure adequate facilities are available.
  • $5,000 advance payment.
  • $5,000 completion bonus.
Security Procedure Certification Locked Grant A common pitfall at new prisons are security lapses due to the inexperience of the staff with the facility. Ensure we have no early mishaps that might hurt our record in the future by increasing security to an acceptable level.
  • $10,000 advance payment.
  • $10,000 completion bonus.
Governmental Security Ratings Locked Grant The Government has certain requirements regarding security for prisons over a certain size, and applies hefty fines to those that come up short. Ensure this doesn't become a problem.
  • $15,000 advance payment.
  • $15,000 completion bonus.
Max-Sec Infrastructure Implementation Locked Grant Maintaining security for a large number of prisoners can be difficult, but the cost of a breach is far greater than the cost of implementing the proper security measures. Install the necessary equipment throughout your prison.
  • $20,000 advance payment.
  • $20,000 completion bonus.
Prison Maintenance Locked Grant General upkeep and maintenance of the prison and its grounds are important for both the security and safety of the staff and inmates. Hire the necessary personnel to keep your prison clean and orderly.
  • $10,000 advance payment.
  • $5,000 completion bonus.
Prison Manufacturing Facility Locked Grant Financiers want you to increase your prison's profitability, and are willing to invest funds to help build workshops and turn your prisoners into a labour force.
  • $20,000 advance payment.
  • $10,000 completion bonus.
Carpentry Apprenticeship Program Locked Grant Offering carpentry courses to your prisoners can teach them a valuable skill they can use once they are released, and allow them to produce high end furniture in your workshop which can be sold to increase income.
  • $10,000 advance payment.
  • $10,000 completion bonus.
Prisoner Acclimatization and Engagement Locked Grant Having prisoners work in your prison is a good way of integrating them into the environment while also cutting costs. Complete the necessary training and build the necessary facilities to put your prisoners to work.
  • $10,000 advance payment.
  • $10,000 completion bonus.
Tool Cleanup Locked Grant Following a number of incidents in other prisons involving stolen items, a group is performing studies on the distribution of tools and weapons throughout prisons. This part of the trial involves trying to remove all such items from your prison population.
  • $20,000 completion bonus.
Crackdown on Drugs Locked Grant Concerns about drug use in larger prisons is increasing recently. Take a pro-active stance and show that you are tackling the problem.
  • $15,000 completion bonus.
Inmate Nutrition Research Locked Grant An independent research group are offering funds in order to participate in a trial on the effects of varying inmate eating habits.
  • $15,000 completion bonus.
Government Bailout Hidden Grant The government is deeply unhappy with your performance, but has decided your prison is too big to fail. Tax-payer funds will be issued to rescue the jail from bankruptcy. However, you must balance your books - return your prison to a positive cashflow (daily income higher than expenses), and clear your debts with the bank.
  • $50,000 advance payment.
  • $50,000 completion bonus.
Cell Block B Hidden Grant It's time to further expand your prison beyond a simple holding facility.
  • $10,000 advance payment.
  • $20,000 completion bonus.
Cell Block C Hidden Grant Make adequate use of your land by continuing to expand your prison.
  • $10,000 advance payment.
  • $20,000 completion bonus.
Cell Block D Hidden Grant More prisoners means more government funding. Increase your capacity to capitalise on this.
  • $10,000 advance payment.
  • $20,000 completion bonus.
Cell Block E Hidden Grant The government offers a great many financial incentives to the largest prisons. It's time to work towards that goal.
  • $10,000 advance payment.
  • $20,000 completion bonus.

Loans Edit

Also under the grant reports page is the ability to take a loan out from the bank. You need an accountant in order to do this. The minimum amount of money you can take out is $2,500. The maximum amount of money you can take out is $250,000. The bank will refuse to lend you more money if you miss out on interest payments.

NOTE: You must repay the loan manually, it will not be taken out of your cashflow.