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Cooperative Agreement - Assessing Organizational Climate

21 Nov 2019
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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under Fiscal Year 2020 to assess the Iowa 6th Judicial District organizational climate, identify and prioritize the most pressing challenges, develop strategies to address those challenges, and create a process to monitor and sustain positive change.  The cooperative agreement covers a twelve month period.



    • Assist the Iowa 6th Judicial District implements a strategy to positively address, monitor and support, evaluate and sustain improvements in organizational climate.
    • At the completion of the cooperative agreement, Iowa’s 6th Judicial District leadership and staff should begin to experience positive changes in organizational climate that contributes to improved outcomes per the organizational mission.

    For details on the Objectives and Deliverables of this cooperative agreement please read the solicitation.

    Question: We are working on the budget section of the CA and have a question. When budgeting for travel, do we need to use the Federal hourly rate or the daily rate we would normally charge as consultants?
    Response: There is no mandate for a particular hourly/daily rate. Reviewers are most interested in whether all of the tasks are addressed and if costs are reasonable.


    DEADLINE: Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application. NIC encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, NIC urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message before midnight (ET) on January 24, 2020. Late applications are neither reviewed nor considered.

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


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