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Cooperative Agreement - Thinking for a Change Facilitator Program

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Sep 2018

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year 2019 for the THINKING FOR A CHANGE FACILITATOR PROGRAM. This program furthers NIC’s mission by building capacity of state and local correctional agencies to develop and establish effective inmate cognitive behavioral rehabilitation interventions and strategies.

Goal
The goal of this cooperative agreement is to provide consistent training and support to staff from local, state, federal, and tribal corrections agencies seeking to implement the Thinking for a Change program in their organizations with fidelity.

Objectives

                           1. Deliver six , 44 hour-Blended Thinking for a Change Facilitator programs in regions
                                and locations specified in the Deliverables and Specific Requirements section.

                           2. Develop a comprehensive Participant Readiness Evaluation form that identifies
                                participant mastery and identifies those who need continued support and coaching as
                                specified in the Deliverables and Specific Requirements section.

                            3. Provide sixty hours of post program coaching support to participants who are
                                 identified as needing continued support in conducting and implementing group training in
                                their home agencies as specified in the Deliverables and Specific Requirements section.
 

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. Participate in an initial virtual meeting with the NIC program manager to discuss the
                                cooperative agreement, scope of work, and all related aspects of the cooperative
                                agreement within 30 days of award.

                            2. Deliver six , 44-hour Blended Thinking for a Change Facilitator programs. See solicitation for full details.

                             3. Provide sixty hours (ten hours per program with a minimum of three participants) of virtual
                                  (i.e. via phone or WebEx) or face-to-face post program coaching support to participants who are
                                  identified as needing continued support in conducting and implementing group training in their home agencies.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on December 20, 2018.

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

 

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