Grants are an allocation of money that your prison can receive.
Some grants create to-do list goals that the money is meant to be used for
Available grants can be found on the Reports screen. Grant terminology usually includes Advance payment and Completion bonus, where some money received after accepting the grant and some money received after completing all Grant items (on your to-do list).
When you first start, you can not accept no more than 2 grants at a time, although hiring an Accountant will allow you to unlock an extra grant for $500.
Types of Grants
|Starting Grant||Starting Grants are grants that are available to you when you first start a new prison, there are no requirements to accept these grants.|
|Locked Grant||Locked Grants have Pre-requisites (prior condition for something else to happen) that need to be completed to unlock.|
|Hidden Grant||Hidden Grants are like Locked Grants, and some have extra requirements to show up.|
List of default grants
|Name||Type||Advance $||Completion $||Total $||Description|
|Basic Detention Centre||Starting Grant||$20,000||$10,000||$30,000||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.|
|Administration Centre||Starting Grant||$5,000||$5,000||$10,000||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.|
|Health and Well Being||Starting Grant||$10,000||$10,000||$20,000||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.|
|The Reform through Education Initiative||Starting Grant||$15,000||$40,000||$55,000||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.|
|Staff Well-being Initiative||Starting Grant||$0||$10,000||$10,000||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.|
|Cell Block A||Locked Grant||$20,000||$20,000||$40,000||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.|
|Prison Maintenance||Locked Grant||$10,000||$5,000||$15,000||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.|
|Visitation Rights||Locked Grant||$5,000||$5,000||$10,000||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 proving this grant to ensure adequate facilities are available.|
|Security Procedure Certification||Locked Grant||$10,000||$10,000||$20,000||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.|
|Governmental Security Ratings||Locked Grant||$15,000||$15,000||$30,000||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.|
|Max-Sec Infrastructure Implementation||Locked Grant||$20,000||$20,000||$40,000||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.|
|Prisoner Acclimatization and Engagement||Locked Grant||$10,000||$10,000||$20,000||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.|
|Prison Manufacturing Facility||Locked Grant||$20,000||$10,000||$30,000||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.|
|Carpentry Apprenticeship Program||Locked Grant||$10,000||$10,000||$20,000||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.|
|Inmate Nutrition Research||Locked Grant||$0||$15,000||$15,000||An independent research group are offering funds in order to participate in a trial on the effects of varying inmate eating habits.|
|Crackdown on Drugs||Locked Grant||$0||$15,000||$15,000||Concerns about drug use in larger prisons is increasing recently. Take a pro-active stance and show that you are tackling the problem.|
|Tool Cleanup||Locked Grant||$0||$20,000||$20,000||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.|
|Government Bailout||Hidden Grant||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000||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.|
|Cell Block B||Hidden Grant||$10,000||$20,000||$30,000||It's time to further expand your prison beyond a simple holding facility.|
|Cell Block C||Hidden Grant||$10,000||$20,000||$30,000||Make adequate use of your land by continuing to expand your prison.|
|Cell Block D||Hidden Grant||$10,000||$20,000||$30,000||More prisoners mean more government funding. Increase your capacity to capitalize on this.|
|Cell Block E||Hidden Grant||$10,000||$20,000||$30,000||The government offers a great many financial incentives to the largest prisons. It's time to work towards that goal.|
|Short-term Investment||Hidden Grant||$-5,000||$16,000||$11,000||Pay money into an investment fund which will ultimately give a reasonable return on your initial sum.|
|Long-term Investment||Hidden Grant||$-5,000||$16,000||$11,000||Pay money into a long-term investment fund which will ultimately give a large return on your initial sum.|
You can cancel any Grant currently in progress, from the Reports/Grants window. You will have to repay any money advanced as part of the grant, as well as a 10% fine. The grant can be accepted again at a later date if you wish.
Cancelling grants that will cost you money to accept (investment grants) will refund the money you invested, but you will still pay a 10% fine.
Also in Grants Report, you can take out and repay loans, as long as you do have an Accountant.
Interest payments are made hourly, and each successful payment increases your credit rating. As your credit rating increases, so does the amount you can borrow, from the initial $2,500 up to a max of $250,000. If you miss out interest payments, credit rating will be decimated and the bank will refuse to lend you more when you need it.
The loan will never be paid off by daily interest payments from cashflow alone. You will have to repay the borrowed sum in the Grants Report actively, when you can afford to do so.