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Cooperative Agreement - Expected Practices Video Project

5 Jun 2020
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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under Fiscal Year 2020 for the Expected Practices Video Project. This project furthers NIC's mission by providing federal, state, local, and tribal correctional agencies additional resources that aid in reinforcing best practices across a wide variety of correctional subjects.

Goals
The goal of this program is to assist federal, state, local, and tribal correctional agencies by creating and offering an innovative microlearning resource titled "Expected Practices" that can assist in reinforcing correctional excellence in several of the primary essential duties of today's correctional workforce.

Objectives
1. Conduct initial virtual meeting with NIC within 30 days of the award to review goals and objectives, discuss and develop a timeline of activities, role clarification, discuss the overview of the project, and develop the project concept plan.
2. Identify working group membership and determine the topics, create diversified scenarios, and generate the scripts for which the videos should focus to have the most significant benefit to the field of corrections.
3. Produce innovative microlearning video vignettes that focus on the primary correctional duties that industry leaders believe would be most positively impacted by a learning resource of this type.
4. Provide federal, state, local, and tribal correctional agencies with "Expected Practices" microlearning resources.
5. Collect and analyze data using participant feedback that can be used to improve future microlearning resources.

Deliverables
1. Conduct initial virtual meeting with NIC within 30 days of the award to review goals and objectives, discuss, and develop a timeline of activities, role clarification, overview of the project, and the project concept plan.
2. Establish a diversified working group and facilitate a meeting to identify at least 25 correctional duties that can be most positively impacted by the creation of video vignettes that highlight the reasons these duties are performed in a specific way and the potential consequences of doing otherwise. At a minimum, attendees of the working group must include the NIC program manager, project manager, adult learning specialist, and five to seven correctional practitioners. The awardee should anticipate a minimum of two days for the working group.
3. Produce a minimum of 15 and no more than 20 three to five minutes, high quality, 508 compliant video vignettes.
    • With additional feedback from the NIC program manager and working group, outline scenarios for the 15 to 20 correctional duties and create scripts for each scene.
    • In collaboration with the NIC program manager, identify filming locations and actors that represent a diversified cross-section of the institutional setting for the production of the videos.
4. Design and implement an evaluation process to collect user feedback on microlearning resources (video vignettes).

Deadline. All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on August 4, 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

Learn more  about NIC's Cooperative Agreements

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 https://www.sam.gov/SAM/.  Please note that the registration process can take up to 1-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly.

 

 

 

 

 

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