National Sheriffs’ Institute: Expansion and Delivery

There are over 3,000 sheriffs in the United States.

Sheriffs’ offices are complex organizations with a variety of responsibilities.

The office of sheriff is inherently powerful and influential, especially within the criminal justice system and communities they serve.


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operate 85% of the approximately 3,200 jails nationwide, provide patrol services, court security, civil process, transportation, and/or criminal investigation.

In addition, sheriffs are called upon to navigate community conversations about justice, equity, and accountability; to engage and convene diverse community stakeholder groups; and provide healthcare and treatment while ensuring public safety.

The National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) provides executive leadership training for the nation’s sheriffs.

The NSI assists sheriffs as leaders of their organizations and communities and equips them to manage essential aspects of their office.

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Corrections_Training and Staff Development

Department of Justice

Agency: Department of Justice

Office: National Institute of Corrections

Estimated Funding: $400,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
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.

Foreign governments, international organizations, and non-governmental international organizations/institutions are not eligible to apply.

Proof of 501(c) (3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service or an authorizing tribal resolution is required.

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