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Cooperative Agreements

These Guidelines “are meant to serve as a guide to assist recipients of awards from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) in fulfilling their responsibilities for the management of cooperative agreements” (p.iv). This publication includes the following sections: introduction; financial and performance reports; general cooperative agreement administration; allowability of costs; accounting systems and financial records; and “Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication.”

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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. To support a joint meeting of state agency correctional directors of training and of human resources.

Goal

To advance the field of corrections by adequately evaluating the changing workforce dynamics e and share new approaches to the recruitment, hiring, training, and retention of correctional staff., It also provides a safe environment to candidly discuss challenges and experiences impacting correctional agencies and to during the recent turbulent times. 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.

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 January 18, 2023.

Objectives

The objectives of this cooperative agreement are the following:

  1. Advance professional practices via a forum to exchange experiences and lessons learned past three-years.
  2. Share new technology that can make practices more effective.
  3. Promote learning on recruitment, hiring and retention strategies.
  4. Create synergy for sustaining networks.
  5. Provide resources for continual learning.

Deliverables

  • Plan and facilitate a two-day planning meeting
  • Plan and facilitate a three-day national meeting
  • Coordinate a Level One Evaluation of the national forum
  • Manage post program resource distribution to participants
  • Manage /Monitor the corresponding networks for 60 days following the forum

Planning Meeting:

Scope of Work:

The successful awardee will work closely with Prisons Division CPS and must describe in detail how they will provide all of the facilitation duties included below:

  1. NIC will pay the cost of travel, lodging and meals for six non-paid agency participants selected by the CPS.
  2. The Planning meeting will be held in Washington DC.
  3. The national meeting is anticipated to be held at the NIC training facility in Aurora, Colorado.
  4. In addition to the strategy and content of the program design, the successful applicant must complete the following deliverables during the project period.
  5. The program narrative should reflect how the applicant will accomplish these activities.

Activities to be accomplished:

  1. Send invitations to planning committee participants with all related meeting logistics
  2. Send planning committee the agenda with scope of meeting
  3. Coordinate site room set up and ensure all resources are present.
  4. Maintain routine contact with NIC Project Manager regarding progress.

Deliverables:

  1. Create a draft agenda for the national meeting and forward to the CPS for review and approval.
  2. Discussion from the meeting will formulate date, presenters, and location.
  3. Collect and compile in presentations and participant manual
  4. Provide all information to CPS within 30 days of meeting.

National Forum

Scope of the Work:

  1. Plan and facilitate a three-day national conference with the following deliverables as guidance

Deliverables:

  1. Prepare draft communications to include a welcome letter containing program logistics and training expectations for national meeting for up to 50 Corrections Directors of Training and Human Resources.
  2. Onsite, will be responsible for room set up and ensure all audio-visual equipment is available and operable.
  3. Provide for written record of the meeting.
  4. Facilitate the daily activities of the agenda to include icebreaker activity.
  5. Create an electronic mailing list and electronic and hard copy pictorial directory of attendees for continued networking and post program communication.
  6. Post training level one evaluation, summation and distribution to NIC and Planning Committee.
  7. Capture critical discussion of Best Practices for posting on the network

Specific Requirements and Award Conditions:

Lead for the project must have proof of experience coordinating and facilitating training, and working with teams

NIC, as final approver, will collaborate in all aspects of the two events to include planning session; finalization of agenda; and the actual forum itself.

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

In addition to the strategy and content of the program design, the successful applicant must complete the deliverables specified in the statement of work and program description during the project period. The program narrative should reflect how the applicant will accomplish these activities.

Before approving a deliverable, NIC reserves the right to test the deliverable against the applicant’s Section 508 claims. If NIC determines that the applicant’s claims were false and at higher level of conformance than what was actually received, NIC may, at its option, reject the deliverable and require the applicant to remediate the deliverable to align with the applicant’s stated Section 508 conformance claims before its approval.

Additionally, before approving a deliverable, NIC reserves the right to review the applicant’s deliverables for conformance to federal plain writing guidelines and NIC Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication. If NIC determines that the applicant’s deliverables do not meet all applicable guidelines, NIC may, at its option, reject the deliverable and require the applicant to remediate the deliverable to align with those guidelines.

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 provide direct service delivery for the National Sheriffs’ Institute.

Goal

The goal of this cooperative agreement is to enhance the leadership competencies of the nation’s sheriffs.

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 March 21, 2023.

Objectives

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

  1. Deliver the NSI Leadership Development course.
  2. Deliver the Jail Administration course.

Deliverables

  1. Conduct an initial meeting with the NIC Program Manager to discuss the scope of work and all related aspects of the cooperative agreement within 15 days of award.
  2. Facilitate virtual meetings as needed.

Training

  1. Conduct four NSI trainings at the FBI Academy.
    1. Two NSI Leadership Development courses
    2. Two NSI Jail Administration courses.
  2. Work with NIC to identify instructors and mentor sheriffs for each course; including new eligible instructors and mentor sheriffs who can be selected for each course to build program capacity.
  3. Contract and compensate instructors and mentor sheriff for each course offering.
  4. Purchase and ship (as appropriate) the following items:
    1. Supplies: ink pens, notepads, markers, etc.
    2. Leatherette certificate holders (4 courses)
    3. Assessment Tools - TKI electronic version (2 courses) d. Assessment Tools - PBI hardcopy version (2 courses)
    4. Assessment Tools - LPI electronic version (4 courses)
    5. Assessment Tools - Leading Change at Every Level -Second Edition hardcopy (2 courses)
    6. Assessment Tools- DiSC electronic version (2 courses) - https://www.discprofile.com/products/work-of-leaders
  5. Administer all assessments.
  6. Print and disseminate copies of each assessment for each participant and instructor for all NSI Leadership Development and Jail Administration courses.
  7. Facilitate all pre-work and virtual instructor-led sessions.
  8. Collect participant photos and bios for each course.
  9. Print and ship all course materials for each class (e.g., instructor manuals, participant manuals, workbooks, posters, and name tents).
  10. Conduct end-of-module evaluations for each course and develop a summary evaluation report for each course.
  11. Conduct 90-day follow-up calls with the participants of each course.
  12. Complete a course summary report incorporating the analysis of the Leadership Development Plans and/or Jail Plan Workbooks progress. A sample report will be provided to the awardee.
  13. Provide an end-of-program report for each course. This report captures basic programmatic information and is different than the summary report. A template will be provided to the awardee.

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

 

 

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 for Incident Command System for Corrections (ICSC): Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies. This program furthers NIC’s mission by building the capacity of federal, state, county, local, and tribal correctional agencies to develop, enhance, and expand ICSC efforts in the area of preparing for and responding to emergencies.

Goals

The goal of this program is to begin modernization of NIC’s ICSC curriculum. A modernized ICSC curriculum will aid NIC in its efforts to educate and train federal, state, county, local, and indigenous correctional facilities in the time-proven applications of ICSC, which are part of an institution’s emergency preparedness and emergency response efforts.

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 March 21, 2023

Objectives

Providing participants with publications and an interactive VILT training experience that has practical application to their current and future professional development in the following areas:

  • Tools to aid in preparing for and responding to emergencies.
  • Consistent application of ICSC
  • Updated guides and tools for use by facilities.

Deliverables

In addition to the strategy and content of the overall program design and delivery, the successful applicant must complete the following deliverables during the project period. The program narrative should reflect how the applicant(s) will accomplish activities to meet the required deliverables.

The target audience is federal, state, county, local, and indigenous correctional staff with emergency response duties and/or leadership responsibilities as assigned.

  1. Conduct an initial meeting with the NIC project manager within 30 days of being awarded the cooperative agreement.
  2. Hold a virtual round table with at least six subject matter experts (SMEs), with a minimum of three with prison emergency management experience and a minimum of three with jail emergency management experience. The round table should be of sufficient length to cover all information listed in this cooperative agreement. Those present should also include the awardee’s project manager, curriculum developer, a SME qualified to serve as the technical producer, the NIC project manager, and anyone else the awardee deems necessary in consultation with NIC. The SMEs are to be hired by the awardee with the review and approval of the NIC Program Manager. The round table will be used to discuss and make recommendations after having reviewed “A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to JailEmergencies” (https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.nicic.gov/Public/Emergencies-Guide-Jail.pdf), “A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Prison Emergencies,” (https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.nicic.gov/Public/Emergencies-Guide-Prison.pdf), and the ICSC Ops Manual 2014 (https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.nicic.gov/Public/ICSC-Ops-Manual-2014.pdf). Attendees will determine which self-audit checklists, in addition to the four new baseline checklists (covering policy, emergency plans, training, and emergency equipment) should be included with the updated publication. A second topic for the round table will be which self-audit checklists will be included in the virtual instructor-led training.
  3. The awardee, and at a minimum the awardee’s curriculum director and project manager, will have a monthly virtual meeting with the NIC project manager to update their progress in completing the requirements of this cooperative agreement. The awardee should plan to use their provided schedule as a guide, which should be outlined in the awardee’s application documents.
  4. The awardee will provide quarterly progress report memos via email to the NIC program manager, demonstrating their adherence to the requirements of this cooperative agreement and as proscribed in their provided schedule, which should be outlined in the awardee’s application documents.
  5. The awardee will be responsible for contracting and compensating all the SMEs, curriculum director, technical producer, etc., used with this cooperative agreement. All staff will need to be accounted for in the application budget, which is fixed, and approved by the NIC project manager.
  6. Review, update, and merge the publications titled, “A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Prison Emergencies” (https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.nicic.gov/Public/Emergencies-Guide-Prison.pdf) and “A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Jail Emergencies” (https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.nicic.gov/Public/Emergencies-Guide-Jail.pdf). The new publication will be titled “A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies in a Correctional Facility.” All updated or newly produced publications must be produced using the NIC style guide and provided to NIC with sufficient time before the deadline to allow for review and approval by NICs technical writer/editor.
  7. The awardee will generate a virtual instructor-led training program (VILT) based on “A Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies in a Correctional Facility” and all other curriculum materials recommended by the SME virtual round table and the NIC program manager. The VILT program should be produced using NIC’s Webex as the program’s presentation platform. The VILT is expected to be between four (4) and six (6) modules in length as determined by the virtual SME round table, with approval by the NIC program manager. Each module is approximately one hour in length and will address, at a minimum, the four checklists covering policy, emergency plans, training, and emergency equipment. Additionally, it is expected that the Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies in a Correctional Facility VILT be created at a level that would require students to have completed beginner- and intermediate-level NIC ICSC e-courses as a prerequisite before taking the VILT. The VILT production will include all materials needed to conduct the VILT, including, but not limited to an instructor guide, participant guide, slide shows, and activities. The awardee will be responsible for all aspects of the production of the VILT program and supporting documents.
  8. Develop an instructor guide and a participant guide to support the ICSC Guide to Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies in a Correctional Facility VILT program.
  9. The awardee will be responsible for conducting at least one rehearsal of the VILT program before the VILT pilot.
  10. The awardee will plan and conduct a pilot VILT program with updated and new materials. It is expected that the instructors will be the SMEs used for this cooperative agreement and others if indicated by the awardee in their originally submitted application and approved by the NIC program manager. The awardee will, with the oversight and approval of NICs project manager, solicit, select, plan and conduct the VILT. The students for this pilot VILT should be from both prisons and jails. NIC’s project manager will also have oversight over the date of the training and the students that the awardee selects for the pilot VILT program.
  11. The awardee will give the pilot students and instructors a survey following the VILT program. This survey will be conducted to collect information from the students and instructors regarding their experience with the pilot VILT program. Based on the survey, the awardee will implement any necessary changes to the VILT program or of any the aforementioned program materials as approved by the NIC program manager.
  12. The awardee will provide all produced and/or updated materials, in NIC-approved versions of both Word and PDF formats, to NIC after this cooperative agreement with the understanding that NIC will own all rights to the produced materials. All updated and/or produced publications must be produced using the NIC style guide and provided to NIC, with sufficient time before the deadline to allow for review and approval by NIC’s technical writer/editor.
  13. The awardee will record the pilot VILT program. As part of this requirement, the awardee will edit out sensitive information from the video. Once the video is complete, it will be given to the NIC program manager for approval. NIC will retain the rights to the video for its use in the future.
  14. The NIC Program Manager reserves the right to add a SME from the Federal Bureau of Prisons to the SME virtual round table.

Award Conditions

The successful applicant must:

  1. Articulate a clear understanding of best and promising practices concerning ICSC and its implementation in a correctional setting.
  2. Demonstrate proven experience in virtual curriculum development and expertise in adult learning principles.
  3. Provide a sample of previously developed virtual curriculum (e.g., lesson plan/facilitator and participant guide).
  4. Demonstrate the capacity to provide virtual instructor-led training.
  5. Demonstrate proven experience in developing and conducting course feedback evaluations.
  6. Provide resumes and letters of intent for all subcontractors, partners, and/or subject matter experts needed to fulfill the requirements of all program deliverables.

Applications must include in the Program Narrative and Budget Narrative the incorporation of how products delivered will meet plain language and Section 508 standards.

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

The goal of this cooperative agreement is to enhance the leadership competencies of the nation’s sheriffs.

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 objectives of this cooperative agreement are the following:

  1. Develop an executive leadership course for sheriffs focused on communication.
  2. Conduct a peer review of the curriculum
  3. Revise the new course curriculum post peer review.
  4. Develop an educational video.
  5. Develop a strategic plan for the NSI. 

Deliverables

  • Conduct an initial meeting with NIC Program Manager to discuss scope of work, and all related
    aspects of the cooperative within 30 days of award.
  • Facilitate virtual meetings as needed.
  • Conduct a close-out meeting at the completion of this cooperative agreement. 

Curriculum Development and Revisions:

  1. Conduct preliminary research regarding communication styles, public/community relations, communication plans/strategies, media, and related topics.
  2. Facilitate a virtual planning meeting(s) for the executive leadership course focused on communication to discuss the anticipated content, scope of work, and timeline. At a minimum, the project director, curriculum specialist, subject matter experts (SMEs), and NIC program manager will attend each planning meeting.
  3. Develop an executive leadership course focused on communication, specifically considering the role of the sheriff. The following items are required as part of the curriculum development, but are not limited to:
    1. lesson plans
    2. complete instructor’s manual with cover and all lesson plans in one cohesive document
    3. participant manual that follows the lesson plans 23JD01 8
    4. presentation slides
    5. evaluations
    6. supplemental materials (agenda, training grid, handouts, etc.)
  4. Ensure the following:
    1. Information from the research and planning meeting is used to assist with the development of this curriculum.
    2. The curriculum must include a practical application component to check for knowledge and observe platform presence for all participants.
    3. The curriculum may include pre-work.
    4. The curriculum must be developed using Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP).
  5. Create a structured peer review template (i.e. by module, exercise, presentation slides, participant manual, supplemental materials, etc.).
  6. Conduct a peer review of the curriculum with a minimum of four reviewers. Reviewers should include SMEs who participated in the planning meeting.
  7. Revise the curriculum after the peer review.
  8. Print and ship all course materials (i.e. instructor manuals, participant manuals, agendas, handouts, posters, etc.) to NIC.

NSI Educational Video

  1. Facilitate a virtual planning meeting. This meeting will focus on gathering information from subject matter experts to assist the project team with developing an educational video for both the NSI Leadership Development and NSI Jail Administration courses. At a minimum, the project director, experienced NSI instructor(s), a video production expert, and the NIC program manager will attend.
  2. Create an educational video for the NSI to include at a minimum designing, planning, scripting, producing, and editing all components of an educational video. This creation requires provision of all necessary equipment, personnel, and contemporary technology.

NSI Strategic Plan

  1. Facilitate a 2 to 3-day in-person strategic planning meeting. This meeting will focus primarily on collecting information to develop a plan to expand the NSI. Subject matter experts will provide input and guidance for the project team to develop this aspect of the strategic plan. There should be a maximum of 10 SMEs, including the project director and facilitator. The meeting will likely be conducted in Washington, DC.
  2. Develop a strategic plan, to include an implementation proposal, for the NSI. A strategic plan will provide a blueprint for realizing the vision of the NSI as the premier center of learning and innovation for sheriffs.

Special Requirements:

  • Final determination and approval of SMEs, video production expert(s), video production actors and/or personnel, and curriculum specialist rests with the NIC program manager.
  • The NSI uses the Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Challenge Model as a common foundation throughout all curricula. The project team must have SME’s who demonstrate a clear understanding of the leadership competencies outlined in this model.
  • The awardee is responsible for all team member expenses and fees including the peer review.
  • Maintain regular, routine contact (i.e. monthly at a minimum) with the NIC program manager regarding programmatic and deliverable progress throughout the period of award.
  • Provide quarterly progress reports in adherence to written requirements and the prescribed schedule outlined in the award documents.
  • Provide documentation and reports of meeting (e.g., planning sessions) outcomes to the NIC program manager. A final close-out report for the cooperative agreement is also required.
  • Ensure all electronic deliverables are compatible with NIC’s systems and adhere to requirements for Section 508, the Plain Writing Act of 2010, and are developed in accordance with the NIC Style Guide.
  • At a minimum, deliver the following items in electronic versions via Kingston DataTraveler 4000 thumb drive (8 GB) and hard copy for all curricula in this cooperative agreement, including the following:
    • Program overview
    • Program agenda
    • Program training grid/detailed trainer agenda
    • Detailed narrative lesson plans
    • Individual lesson plans by module
    • Comprehensive instructor manual with attached cover including all lesson plans in one cohesive document
    • Participant manual that follows the lesson plan
    • Presentation slides for each lesson plan
    • Supplemental materials (e.g., posters, handouts, activities, etc.
  • The finalized video project will be delivered in a minimum of 1080p resolution to NIC in several formats: DVD, mp4, or compatible format for use on the NIC website and/or NIC Learning Center (NIC’s learning management system), or another format as requested that will be compatible with NIC’s web conferencing service, currently Cisco WebEx. The video must be 508 compliant. See the “Accessibility Requirements” section below.

Award Conditions:

The successful applicant will:

  • Describe the roles, responsibilities, and qualifications of the applicant, its partners, and each 23JD01 10 organization’s role. Demonstrate the capability of the lead organization and any collaborative partners to implement each component of the project.
  • Describe the management structure, staffing, and in-house or contracted capacity to complete each component.
  • Describe how the proposed management structure and staffing of the project will facilitate the delivery of those components. The management and organizational structure described should match the staffing needs necessary to accomplish the tasks outlined in the timeline/project plan. Information on the personnel assigned to these tasks, including résumés and position descriptions as well as work product examples will contribute to the assignment of points relative to this criterion.
  • Demonstrate proven experience in video production; specifically, the applicant’s proposed staffing plan must include a video production expert and/or team with the capability to create professionally produced representational, relational, organizational, and interpretative images and videos in high resolution and provide sample educational videos.
  • Provide specific examples of the applicant’s expertise as it relates to the objectives and deliverables.
  • Articulate a clear understanding of leadership competencies, organizational culture, and the office of sheriff.
  • Demonstrate proven experience in curriculum development and expertise in adult learning principles; specifically, the applicant’s proposed staffing plan must include a curriculum specialist with expertise in Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) and provide sample curricula developed in ITIP.

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

In addition to the strategy and content of the program design, the successful applicant must complete the deliverables specified in the statement of work and program description during the project period. The program narrative should reflect how the applicant will accomplish these activities.

Before approving a deliverable, NIC reserves the right to test the deliverable against the applicant’s Section 508 claims. If NIC determines that the applicant’s claims were false and at higher level of conformance than what was actually received, NIC may, at its option, reject the deliverable and require the applicant to remediate the deliverable to align with the applicant’s stated Section 508 conformance claims before its approval.

Additionally before approving a deliverable, NIC reserves the right to review the applicant’s deliverables for conformance to federal plain writing guidelines and NIC Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication. If NIC determines that the applicant’s deliverables do not meet all applicable guidelines, NIC may, at its option, reject the deliverable and require the applicant to remediate the deliverable to align with those guidelines.

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

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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