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Cooperative Agreement - Direct Service Delivery for the National Sheriffs’ Institute

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19 Jan 2023

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide direct service delivery for the National Sheriffs’ Institute.


The goal of this cooperative agreement is to enhance the leadership competencies of the nation’s sheriffs.


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 in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on March 21, 2023.


The tasks to be performed under this cooperative agreement will include the following:

  1. Deliver the NSI Leadership Development course.
  2. Deliver the Jail Administration course.


  1. Conduct an initial meeting with the NIC Program Manager to discuss the scope of work and all related aspects of the cooperative agreement within 15 days of award.
  2. Facilitate virtual meetings as needed.


  1. Conduct four NSI trainings at the FBI Academy.
    1. Two NSI Leadership Development courses
    2. Two NSI Jail Administration courses.
  2. Work with NIC to identify instructors and mentor sheriffs for each course; including new eligible instructors and mentor sheriffs who can be selected for each course to build program capacity.
  3. Contract and compensate instructors and mentor sheriff for each course offering.
  4. Purchase and ship (as appropriate) the following items:
    1. Supplies: ink pens, notepads, markers, etc.
    2. Leatherette certificate holders (4 courses)
    3. Assessment Tools - TKI electronic version (2 courses) d. Assessment Tools - PBI hardcopy version (2 courses)
    4. Assessment Tools - LPI electronic version (4 courses)
    5. Assessment Tools - Leading Change at Every Level -Second Edition hardcopy (2 courses)
    6. Assessment Tools- DiSC electronic version (2 courses) -
  5. Administer all assessments.
  6. Print and disseminate copies of each assessment for each participant and instructor for all NSI Leadership Development and Jail Administration courses.
  7. Facilitate all pre-work and virtual instructor-led sessions.
  8. Collect participant photos and bios for each course.
  9. Print and ship all course materials for each class (e.g., instructor manuals, participant manuals, workbooks, posters, and name tents).
  10. Conduct end-of-module evaluations for each course and develop a summary evaluation report for each course.
  11. Conduct 90-day follow-up calls with the participants of each course.
  12. Complete a course summary report incorporating the analysis of the Leadership Development Plans and/or Jail Plan Workbooks progress. A sample report will be provided to the awardee.
  13. Provide an end-of-program report for each course. This report captures basic programmatic information and is different than the summary report. A template will be provided to the awardee.

Applications must include in Program Narrative and Budget Narrative the incorporation of products delivered to meet Plain Language and 508 Standards.



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