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Cooperative Agreement - National Sheriffs Institute

30 Jun 2020
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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under Fiscal Year 2020. The successful awardee will work in close collaboration with NIC staff to accomplish the following:
1.) Facilitation of two offerings of the week long National Sheriff’s Institute (NSI) at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
2.) Facilitation for two offerings of the week long National Sheriffs Institute - Jail Administration (NSIJA) at two different locations to be determined with the NIC Program Coordinator.

1. National Sheriffs’ Institute

Goals and Objectives
• Utilize the NIC Learn Center Learning Management System (LMS) to identify and select 30 first term sheriffs for program participation.
• In collaboration and approval of NIC, hire four instructors with diverse leadership knowledge in current government and criminal justice issues to teach the course of instruction using NIC’s curriculum, participant manuals, and other NIC provided materials. The course overview and agenda describes the course and the faculty objectives.
• Distribution and collection of participants’ pre-program expectations, strengths, and challenges form.
• Prior to the program, purchase, administer, and score the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) instrument and Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) for each participant. Instruments must be scored by a trained/licensed administrator.
• With the NIC Program Coordinator, identify and recruit one to four experienced sheriffs who have previously graduated from the NSI to serve as a mentor to the students. A different sheriff(s) will be identified for each class. There are no associated costs to the awardee for mentors, these costs will be the responsibility of NIC.
• Assist with onsite program management and logistics.
• Provide certificates of training completion for each participant, to be co-signed by NIC’s director.

Deliverables
1. A written report to NIC within 30 days of the close of each of the programs, analyzing module by module and overall final evaluation forms from each participant.
2. A written report to NIC within 120 days of the close of each of the programs describing the progress of each participant regarding the Leadership Development Plan they developed over the course of the training period.


2. National Sheriffs’ Institute – Jail Administration

Goals and Objectives
• Utilize the NIC Learn Center Learning Management System to identify and select 30 first term sheriffs for program participation.
• In collaboration and approval of NIC, hire three instructors with diverse leadership knowledge in current government and criminal justice issues. The awardee should be well versed in jail best practices, jail operations, legal expertise, and court decisions that have shaped policy and procedures. Instructors will teach the course using NIC’s curriculum, participant manuals, and other NIC provided materials. The course overview and agenda describes the course and the faculty objectives.
• Distribution and collection of participants’ pre-program expectations, strengths, and challenges form.
• With the NIC Program Coordinator, identify and recruit one to four experienced sheriffs who have previously graduated the NSI to serve as a mentor to the students in the NSIJA. A different sheriff(s) will be identified for each class. There are no associated costs to the awardee for mentors, these costs will be the responsibility of NIC.
• Assist with onsite program management and logistics.
• Provide certificates of training completion for each participant, to be co-signed by NIC’s director.

Deliverables
1. A written report to NIC within 30 days of the close of each of the programs, analyzing module by module and overall final evaluation forms from each participant.
2. A written report to NIC within 120 days of the close of each of the programs describing the progress of each participant regarding the Leadership Development Plan they developed over the course of the training period.

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 13, 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

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