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.

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; M - Training
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended; Publice Law 93-415, 18 U.S.C 4351-4353
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
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 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 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 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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Every fiscal year's quarter and used to determine if awardee's request for advance/reimbursement is approved based on their performance.
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.
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. Funds must be spent 90 days after ending date of the agreement. Per SF-270, Request for Advance/ Reimbursement and payments are made through ACH to awardee's bank account.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
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, DC 20534 US
Phone: 202-307-6687
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Training) FY 17 est $750,000.00; FY 15$495,852.00; FY 16 est $750,000.00; - 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 Order 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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