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, 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.

Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Bureau of Prisons
Types of Assistance
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.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended; Publice Law 93-415, 18 U.S.C 4351-4353.
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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 Procedure
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 90 days.
Appeals may be made to the Director of NIC.
Not Applicable.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds advanced as required. Funds must be spent 90 days after ending date of the agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Per SF-270, Request for Advance/ Reimbursement and payments are made through ACH to awardee's bank account.
Post Assistance Requirements
Must be submitted 30 days after each fiscal year's quarter. No cash reports are required. Must be submitted 30 days after each fiscal year's quarter. Must be submitted 30 days after each fiscal year's quarter. Every fiscal year's quarter and used to determine if awardee's request for advance/reimbursement is approved based on their performance.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. 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.
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Training) FY 14 $6,834; FY 15 est $500,000; and FY 16 est $500,000 - During FY 15, a decision was made that NIC not to award cooperative agreements instead award Purchase Orders and Contracts.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
None. For training information, contact Chief, NIC Academy Division, 11900 E. Cornell Avenue, Unit C, Aurora, CO 80014. Telephone: (303) 338-6600. Toll-Free: (800) 995-6429. Fax: (303) 338-6601. NOTE: All applications are to be sent to the NIC Washington office.
Headquarters Office
Harry Fenstermaker 500 1st Street NW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20534 Email: Phone: 202-307-6687
Website Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Not Applicable.
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