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Cooperative Agreement - Facilitating Behavior Change with Persons under Community Supervision

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Dec 2018
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year 2019 to develop training resources for front-line community supervision staff to help facilitate behavior change.

Goals
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.

Deliverables
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:
       a. Background
       b. Purpose
       c. Target population
       d. Course objectives
       e. Course architecture
       f. Course assessments
       g. Course evaluation
       h. Delivery media
       i. Resources/references

3. An 8 hour web-based VILT curriculum based on the identified core correctional practices in the “Program Specific Information” section of this solicitation that will provide knowledge and skills to front-line community supervision staff to impact offender behavioral change that includes: 
       a. Course overview
       b. Lesson plans
       c. Media
       d. Participant guide
       e. Facilitator guide
       f. Knowledge assessments
       g. Course evaluation
 
4. A 24 hour ILT, classroom delivery designed training curriculum which builds on and supports the VILT curriculum. This portion of the training curriculum will focus on participant skill building, participant skill demonstration and coaching feedback from the instructors. The classroom designed training must include:
       a. Course overview
       b. Lesson plans
       c. Media
       d. Participant guide
       e. Facilitator guide
       f. Skill assessment
       g. Course evaluation
 
5. Pilot the VILT and ILT curriculum. Vendor will work in collaboration with NIC to select a regional delivery site to pilot the curriculum. Vendor will incorporate all required changes to the curriculum following the pilot delivery.
 
6. Final draft of the curriculum that meets the federal government’s requirements for Section 508 accessibility. (508 Checklist may be accessed via (https://www.section508.gov/create/documents).

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 Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on February 11, 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.

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