Corrections Technical Assistance/Clearinghouse


To encourage and assist Federal, State, and local government programs and services, and programs and services of other public and private agencies, institutions, and organizations in their efforts to develop and implement improved corrections programs. To assist and serve in a consulting capacity to Federal, State, and local courts, departments, and agencies in the development, maintenance, and coordination of programs, facilities, services, training, treatment, and rehabilitation with respect to criminal and juvenile offenders.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; J - Provision of Specialized Services; L - Dissemination of Technical Information
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, Public Law 93-415, 18 U.S.C. 4351-4353, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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.
Application Procedure
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. Applications under this program are subject to State Level Review under E.O. 12372 "Intergovernmental Review of Federal programs" which provides for a 30 or 60 day review of proposed Federal action and transmittal of comments through a Single State Point of Contact. An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular Nos. A-102, A-110, 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.
Award Procedure
A formal application (Standards 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.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Provides assistance for upgrading and and operation of correctional facilities, programs, and services 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?
Performance Reports: 30 days after each fiscal year's quarter. Approval by project manager before payments are processed.
Full fiscal and program audits at close of grant and on-site inspections as needed throughout the grant.
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 processed thru ACH to awardee's bank account
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
For information, contact NIC at, 320 First Street NW Room 5002, Washington DC 20534. Telephone: (202)307-3106 Toll-Free (800) 995-6423 FAX: (202)-307-3361. For technical assistance related to staff training, 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, DC 20534 US
Phone: 202-307-6687
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 15$625,000.00; FY 16 est $800,000.00; FY 17 est $800,000.00; - During FY 15, 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
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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