U.S. Department of Justice

Cooperative Agreements

The enabling legislation that established the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) authorizes the Institute to fund cooperative agreements. NIC uses cooperative agreements to conduct much of the planning, development, and implementation of its strategic plan. A cooperative agreement is a form of assistance relationship where the National Institute of Corrections is substantially involved during the performance of the award.

All awards will be made in accord with applicable federal regulations as well as any applicable policies, procedures, or guidelines established by NIC. Based on the Institute's substantial involvement during the performance period of its projects or programs, these awards will be awarded as "Cooperative Agreements." Applicants must demonstrate that, in collaboration with NIC, they are capable of providing effective technical assistance and training to selected jurisdictions. Cooperative agreements are formally announced on Grants.gov.

Please note effective July 1, 2013 the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) has been merged to the System for Award Management (SAM). The SAM registry and Frequently Asked Questions can be reached at SAM.gov. Please note that the registration process can take up to 1-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly.

Current Cooperative Agreements

Recommended Reading

Date Title Type
Document 020646
General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
These Guidelines “are meant to serve as a guide to assist recipients of awards from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) in fulfilling their responsibilities for the management of cooperative agreements” (p.iv). This publication includes the following sections: introduction; financial and performance reports; general cooperative agreement administration; allowability of costs; accounting systems and financial records; and “Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publicatio... Read More
82 p.