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Cooperative Agreement - 2019 National Sheriffs Institute

1 Dec 2018
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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve facilitation of 1 offering of the week long National Sheriff’s Institute (NSI) in FY 2019 at the National Corrections Academy in Aurora, Colorado. The successful awardee will have the resources to identify and select first term sheriffs, disseminate and collect pre-class assignments and testing, provide instructors for each offering, and collect and evaluate participant feedback provided by NSI participants. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Jails Division.


The successful awardee will work closely with the NIC Jails Division staff and must describe in detail how they will provide all of the facilitation duties for each program to include:
  • Identification, recruitment and selection of 30 first term sheriffs for program participation.
  • Hiring 4 instructors with enough diversity of leadership knowledge in current government and criminal justice leadership issues to teach the course of instruction using NIC’s curriculum, participant manuals and other NIC provided materials.
  • Distribution and collection of participants’ pre-program expectations, strengths and challenges form.
  • Coordination of the pre-program distribution, completion, and scoring of the participants’ Myers-Briggs Type Inventory instrument and Leadership Practices Inventory.
  • Identify, recruit and fund at least one experienced sheriff who will serve as a mentor to the students in the NSI.
  • Assist with onsite program management.
  • Provide certificates of training completion for each participant, to be co-signed by NIC’s director.


1. A written report to NIC within 30 days of the close of the program analyzing the module by module and overall final evaluation forms from each participant.
2. A written report to NIC within 120 days of the close of the program describing the progress of each participant regarding the Leadership Development Plan they developed over the course of the training period.
More details on the deliverables and other requirements can be found in the full solicitation.
Deadline. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on February 5, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.

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