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Cooperative Agreement - Transition From Jail to Community (TJC) Toolkit Revision/Update

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7 Dec 2022

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to develop a new curriculum, produce an educational video, and create a strategic plan for the expansion of the National Sheriffs’ Institute.

Goal

This project aims to update and revise the current TJC microsite to provide criminal justice practitioners and stakeholders with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively support the transition and reentry efforts of justice-involved adults.

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 February 3, 2023.

Objectives

The tasks to be performed under this cooperative agreement will include:

  1. Participation in planning and quarterly meetings with the designated NIC Project Manager
  2. Reviewing all information and products related to NIC’s Transition from Jails to Community (TJC) Initiative (e.g., online toolkit, project bulletins/reports, readiness protocol, video clips, etc.)
  3. Identification of subject matter experts in collaboration with the NIC Project Manager and facilitation of key informant focus group
  4. Submission of quarterly reports to document project progress
  5. Submission of a white paper to provide a synopsis of the findings while also providing recommendations for next steps related to the implementation of a national reentry model.

In addition, the awardee will collaborate with the project manager to explore a procedure for providing professional certification and/or continuing education units for completing training modules.

Deliverables

The successful applicant must complete the following deliverables during the project period. The program narrative should reflect how the applicant will accomplish these activities. Cooperative agreement objectives and the deliverables include:

  1. Participation in a planning meeting with the designated NIC project manager
  2. Oversight of the completion of a comprehensive review of information related to TJC
  3. Review and selection of TJC pre-existing video clips to enhance the TJC microsite.
  4. Provision of (6-8) subject matter experts in collaboration with designation by the NIC project manager
  5. Facilitation of a key informant focus group
  6. Submission of a comprehensive work plan, including a timeline for all objectives and deliverables
  7. Submission of a white paper specific to the research findings and initiative recommendations
  8. Submission of quarterly reports to document project progress
  9. Documentation of updates and revisions for NIC’s reentry microsite (TJC Toolkit)
  10. Submission of all documents in Word and/or PDF format as advised by the NIC project manager
  11. Conformance to Section 508 and the Plain Writing Act of 2010 for all electronic deliverables, including microsite content
  12. Co-facilitation of a Web-based information session to market the revised reentry resource(s) 23JD02 7 in collaboration with the designated NIC project manager using approved methods (e.g., microsite, white paper, email).

Applications must include in Program Narrative and Budget Narrative the incorporation of products delivered meet Plain Language and 508 Standards.

FAQs

Is there a link to the full Application?
Yes, please follow this link to Grants.gov

Does the proposed work include revisions to existing or previously submitted publications that occurred under previous cooperative agreements? 
While historical documents may be reviewed as a reference, the proposed work does not include revisions to existing or previously submitted publications, articles, or documents.

Information regarding invitations to bid and requests for proposal can be found here.

Additional Resources:


Following are the responses to questions received as of 01/06/2023 in response to the above solicitation:

Question 1.

Does the proposed work include revisions to existing or previously submitted publications that occurred under previous cooperative agreements?

Answer:

While historical documents may be reviewed as a reference, the proposed work does not include revisions to existing or previously submitted publications, articles or documents.

 

Question 2.

The media release page for this opportunity (https://nicic.gov/news-media/media-releases/cooperative-agreement-transi...) does not include a link to the full application. Will that be released or provided at this time?

Answer:

Information regarding invitations to bid and requests for proposal can be found at the following link: Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposal | National Institute of Corrections (nicic.gov) · Federal Financial Report Form SF-425 · Instructions for SF425 · Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 · Standard Forms from SF-424 Family

 

Question 3.

Is this grant available for government agencies such as the city of Long Beach? Is there a person and or a number who I can talk to, please.

Answer:

To be eligible to enter into a cooperative agreement, an organization must be a private or public non-profit agency or organization with experience in coordinating programs. Federal, state, and local governmental agencies and organizations will not be eligible to become program sponsors. Eligible applicants will be selected based on an evaluation of the material provided in their application.

 

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