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NIC FY 2021 Structured Decision Making Framework Community of Practice Seminar

Cooperative Agreement
2 Jul 2021

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. This project applies social learning theory to the development of a community of practice based on the Structured Decision Making Framework (SDMF) model. Its purpose is to improve the application of the SDMF model and bridge the gap between new and old knowledge for community participants.


NIC invites applications from nonprofit organizations(including faith-based,community,and tribal organizations), for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education(including tribal institutions of higher education). Recipients, including for-profit organizations, must agree to waive any profit or fee for services.

NIC welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the others must be proposed as subrecipients. The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for administering the funding and managing the entire program.

NIC may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications and on the availability of appropriations.

For additional eligibility information, see Section C. Eligibility Information.


Applicants must register with 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 by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on August 13, 2021.

Late applications are neither reviewed nor considered.

For additional information, see How To Apply in Section D Application and Submission Information.

Contact Information

For programmatic questions concerning this solicitation contact Robbye Braxton, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections at Responses to programmatic questions will be posted on NIC’s website for public review. The website will be updated regularly and postings will remain on the website until the closing date of this solicitation.

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

Applicants who experience unforeseen technical issues beyond their control that prevent them from submitting their application by the deadline must e-mail the NIC at BOP-NIC/ within 24 hours after the application deadline and request approval to submit their application. Additional information on reporting technical issues is found under “Experiencing Unforeseen Technical Issues” in the How To Apply section. number assigned to this announcement: 21CS29 Release date: July 1, 2021

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