The goal of this project is to design and develop a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) and Instructor Led Training (ILT) curriculum based on the identified core correctional practices that will provide knowledge and skills to front-line community supervision staff to use during one-on-one interactions with offenders to produce behavior change.
In addition to the strategy and content of the program design, the successful applicant must complete the following deliverables during the project period. The program narrative should reflect how the applicant will accomplish these activities.
1. A comprehensive literature review of evidence-based practices and core correctional practices that will serve as the foundation for the curriculum development.
2. A design document that includes narrative descriptions of all components of the project including:
c. Target population
d. Course objectives
e. Course architecture
f. Course assessments
g. Course evaluation
h. Delivery media
More details on the deliverables and other requirements can be found in the full solicitation.
Deadline. Do to the lapse in Federal Government funding, NIC is extending the deadline for Cooperative Agreement submissions. 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 March 1, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.
Questions and Answers
Question: Are state government agencies eligible to submit an application for the Cooperative Agreement- Facilitating Behavior Change with Persons under Community Supervision?
Answer: No, state government agencies are not eligible to apply.
Question: Are county jail/county community corrections eligible to apply for subject grant?
Answer: NIC invites applications from nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, community, and tribal organizations), for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Recipients, including for-profit organizations, must agree to waive any profit or fee for services.
Question: Based on our reading, it isn’t clear whether a curriculum already exists, at least in part, for the VILT and ILT training courses?
Answer: NIC has existing curricula that the NIC Project Lead will review with the selected vendor; the existing curricula will be used to inform the development of the VILT and ILT training curriculum.
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.