Corrections Research and Evaluation and Policy Formulation
To conduct, encourage, and coordinate research relating to corrections including the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of criminal offenders. To conduct evaluation programs which study the effectiveness of new approaches, techniques, systems, programs, and devices employed to improve the corrections system.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; J - Provision of Specialized Services; L - Dissemination of Technical Information
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended; Public Law 93-415, 18 U.S.C. 4351-4353
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
States, general units of local government, public and private agencies, educational institutions, organizations and individuals involved in the development, implementation or operation of correctional programs and services.
States, general units of local government involved in the development, implementation or operation of correctional programs and services.
OMB Circular No. A-87 cost principles applicable to grants with 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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. For project grants, applicant submits proposal on Standard Form 424 - Federal Assistance. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular Nos. A-102, and A-110, A-128, and A-133. 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. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
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 grantee.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 90 days.
Appeals may be made to the Director of NIC.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Provides assistance for upgrading correctional programs, services, and techniques at State and local levels. Services are available to the entire range of correctional agencies, including probation, parole, institutions, jails, and community programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Are due 30 after each fiscal year's quarter. Also before funds are approved for payment by program staff
Full fiscal and program audits at close of grant and on-site inspections as needed throughout the project period.
Grantee must keep complete records on receipt and disposition of federal funds for at least 3 years after the submission of the final financial report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds advanced as required. SF-270 Request for Advance/Reimbursement. Payments are process thru ACH to awardee's bank account.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact Deputy Director NIC, 320 First Street NW Room 5002, Washington, DC 20534. Telephone: (202) 514-4254. Toll-free: 800-995-6423. FAX: 303-307-3361. NOTE: All applications are to be sent to the NIC Washington office.
500 1st Street NW
Washington, DC 20534 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 est $200,000.00; FY 15$147,500.00; FY 17 est $450,000.00; - During FY15, a decision was made that NIC not to award cooperative agreements instead award Purchase Orders and Contracts. In FY 16, the decision was reversed and NIC started to issue Cooperative Agreements along with Purchase Orders and Contracts.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects