Corrections_Training and Staff Development

To devise and conduct in various geographical locations, seminars, workshops, and training programs for law enforcement officers, judges and judicial personnel, probation and parole personnel, correctional personnel, welfare workers and other personnel, including lay ex-offenders and paraprofessionals,

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connected with the treatment and rehabilitation of criminal and juvenile offenders.

To develop technical training teams to aid in the development of seminars, workshops, and training programs within the several States and with the State and local agencies which work with prisoners, parolees, probationers, and other offenders.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

(1) Training for correctional agency trainers; (2) strategic management training for high-level correctional administrators; (3) management training for managers of community residential centers; institutions; and (4) management training for jail administrators and sheriffs.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Office - For training information, contact Chief, NIC Academy Division, 791 N.

Chambers RD, Aurora, CO 80011.

Telephone: (303) 365-4400.

Toll-Free: (800) 995-6429.

Fax: (303) 365-4455.

NOTE: All applications are to be sent to the NIC Washington office.
Website Address

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Over 63,000 practitioners in adult corrections were provided training through NIC activities (Including Video Conference and E-Learning) during fiscal year 2007.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides assistance for upgrading the operation of correctional programs at State and local levels.

Services are available to the entire range of correctional agencies, including probation, parole, institutions, jails, and community programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, general units of local government, as well as public and private agencies, educational institutions, organizations, and individuals involved in the development, implementation or operation of correctional programs and services.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, general units of local government involved in the development, implementation or operation of correctional programs and services.


Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments; OMB Circular No. A-21 cost principles for educational institutions; and OMB Circular No. A-122 cost principles for nonprofit organizations.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

When applying for cooperative agreements, the standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No.

A-102 and OMB Circular No.

A-110 (as applicable) must be used for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

For cooperative agreements, applicant submits proposal on Standard Form 424 - Federal Assistance. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular Nos. A-102, A-110, A-133, and A-128. Environmental assessment is required for federally funded projects that are a major Federal action significantly affecting the human environment as defined in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

Award Procedures

A formal application (Standard Form 424-Federal Assistance) is submitted to NIC. When it is determined that the project will be funded, a letter and award package are sent to the award recipient.


Deadlines for applications are given in the announcement of the project in the Federal Register.


Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended; Public Law 93-415, 18 U.S.C. 4351-4353.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 90 days.


Appeals may be made to the Director of NIC.


Continuation cooperative agreements.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds advanced as required.

Post Assistance Requirements


Monthly and quarterly financial reports, quarterly programmatic progress reports, and final evaluation and financial reports.


Full fiscal and program audits at close of cooperative agreement and on-site inspections as needed throughout the project.


Cooperative agreement recipients must keep complete records on receipt and disposition of federal funds for at least 3 years after the submission of the final financial report.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative agreements and contracts) FY 07 $7,219,268; FY 08 est $6,500,000; and; FY 09 est $7,200,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$1,500 to $300,000; $100,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

National Institute of Corrections Annual Program Plan. National Institute of Corrections: Financial Management Guidelines for Grantees. National Institute of Corrections Guideline Manual; Instructions for Applying for Federal Assistance.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

For training information, contact Chief, NIC Academy Division, 791 N. Chambers RD, Aurora, CO 80011. Telephone: (303) 365-4400. Toll-Free: (800) 995-6429. Fax: (303) 365-4455. NOTE: All applications are to be sent to the NIC Washington office.

Headquarters Office

National Institute of Corrections, 320 First Street N.W., Room 5007, Washington, DC 20534. Telephone: (202) 307-3106. Toll-Free: (800) 995-6423. Fax: (202) 307-3361.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

(1) Relatedness of proposed project to agency's mission, mandates, and program focuses; (2) quality and feasibility of project goals and objectives, design, implementation plan, and evaluation component when applicable; (3) past experience, qualifications, and capability of applicant to perform the proposed project; and (4) appropriateness of cost to perform proposed tasks.

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