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Cooperative Agreement - Facilitating Behavior Change Training

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19 May 2022

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to deliver training to frontline community supervision staff on facilitating behavior change for persons under community supervision.

Goals

The goal of this cooperative agreement is to prepare and deliver up to 7 Facilitating Behavior Change trainings.

Deadline

Applicants must register with Grants.gov 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 Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on July 18, 2022.

Objectives

  1. Prepare and deliver seven 32-hour blended Facilitating Behavior Change trainings to agencies identified by NIC through an agency application process.
  2. Develop and administer a Participant Readiness Evaluation Tool that identifies individual participant readiness and mastery for the training program and details outstanding need for continued support and coaching.
  3. Provide up to 4 hours of post training coaching support for each individual as identified by the Participant Readiness Evaluation Tool.

Deliverables

In addition to developing the strategy and delivery of the training, 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. Participate in an initial virtual meeting with the NIC project manager to discuss the cooperative agreement within 30 days of the award. During the meeting, clarification of goals, objectives and deliverables will occur, including the setting of initial deadlines and role clarification.
  2. Develop an application process for agencies to apply for consideration to receive the blended Facilitating Behavior Change training. The awardee and NIC project manager will develop application content, including site criteria and individual readiness requirements to support effective delivery of the Facilitating Behavior Change blended training program.
  3. Prepare and deliver seven 32-hour blended Facilitating Behavior Change trainings to agencies identified by NIC through an agency application process.
    • The awardee will work with the NIC project manager to identify four agencies via the agency application process.
    • NIC will provide the awardee with up to three online training platform host accounts for the duration of the cooperative agreement award.
  4. Develop and administer a Participant Readiness Evaluation Tool in both digital and hard copy formats that identifies individual participant readiness and mastery for the training program and details outstanding need for continued support and coaching.
  5. Provide up to 4 hours of post-training support for individual participants as identified by the Participant Readiness Evaluation Tool.
  6. Facilitate a cooperative agreement closeout meeting to discuss training delivery strategies and outcomes, participant evaluation results, and recommended next steps for piloting the train-the-trainer curriculum.
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