The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The goal of Phase II is to continue to implement the risk tools and case planning protocol in veterans treatment courts, along with developing training materials to make it more efficient for implementation, and to prepare to make the tools available to the field.
DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on March 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 http://www.sam.gov. Please note that the registration process can take up to 1-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly.
Questions and Answers
Question 1: Is it a requirement that there be two entities responding to the application? If so, could one of the entities be a consultant?
Answer: No it is not a requirement that two entities respond to the application. The award will be made to only one entity, who may subcontract with any other entity or consultant.
Question 2: Does the entity need to have an established relationship or MOU with a pilot site?
Answer: No, it is not necessary.
Question 3: Will these sites be chosen through a solicitation process during the grant period?
Answer: The 4 pilot sites will be chosen during the grant period.
Question 4: On page 7, there is a list of deliverables. We are unclear about NIC’s expectations for #5. It talks about a “curriculum design guide which outlines the use of” different training modalities. Does this mean NIC wants an actual training curriculum for each of these delivery modalities? Or does NIC want a “guide” that someone could use at some later date to develop such curriculums? Or is it something else entirely?! We want to be responsive to the solicitation, but we’re just not sure what it’s asking for here.
For example, would NIC want:
- A set of materials which a court could use to train themselves on the use of the tools and the case planning protocol, or
- A set of materials which a trainer would present to a court team to teach them how to implement the tools, or
- An document which outlines the proposed components for such curricula in the future
Answer: b. A set of materials which a trainer would present to a court team to teach them how to implement the tools
Question 5: In the glossary, the definition of “distance delivery” is “a course where the instructor-led sessions are 100% virtual.” Does “100% virtual” mean that there’s live instructor broadcasting over the web/video, or does it also include pre-recorded web/video sessions with no live instructor (that someone could consume at their own pace)?
Answer: Live instructor utilizing a virtual training platform (videos and pre-recorded material may also be used).