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Cooperative Agreement: Reentry Employment Series - Training and Coaching Facilitation
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Updated: See questions and answers below

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017). Work under this cooperative involves the management.



In order to assist justice involved adults with maintaining long-term attachments to the workforce, practitioners must be able to assess those at high risk for job loss, identify specific criminogenic risks, and develop programming in response to identified risk/need areas. In addition, practitioners must maintain a communication style that supports exploration of the values, thoughts and feelings that lead to job loss and recidivism. The Reentry Employment Series provides practitioners with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist justice involved adults as they explore the values, thoughts and feelings that lead to job loss and recidivism.

The tasks to be performed under this cooperative agreement will include facilitation of training curriculum based on the Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) model; development/administration of an evaluation protocol to assess the effectiveness of training/coaching sessions; development/administering of pre/post evaluations to measure the trainees’ mastery of established competencies and skills. The awardee will work collaboratively working with the designated NIC project manager to select training instructors and participants. In addition, the awardee should have an established procedure for the provision of professional certification and continuing educational units.


Deadline: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on June 10, 2017.





Please note effective July 1, 2013 the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) was merged to the System for Award Management (SAM).  The SAM registry and Frequently Asked Questions can be reached at  Please note that the registration process can take up to 1-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly.

Questions and Answers:


I see the statement below in the RFA: Limit on number of application submissions. If an applicant submits multiple versions of the same application, NIC will review only the most recent system-validated version submitted.

However, is there a limit to the number of different applications you will accept from a single institution?  In other words, should we coordinate an internal selection process (applications from different faculty) to ensure that only one application goes forward?  

I did not see this specifically stated in the RFP.  My apologies if I missed it.


Cooperative agreements are awarded to organizations approved to do business with the Federal government (registered with SAM and with a valid DUNS number) - therefore multiple versions of the same application are viewed the same as different applications from a single institution.


I was reviewing the funding opportunity – FY 2017 Reentry employment series Training and Coaching Facilitation.  I was looking at the eligibility section and wanted to know if federally recognized tribes would be able to apply?  It has tribal for-profit organizations / tribal organizations but doesn’t specify federally recognized tribes.


Federally recognized tribes are eligible - see info that follows: 

200.54   Indian tribe (or “federally recognized Indian tribe”)

Indian tribe means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. Chapter 33), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians (25 U.S.C. 450b(e)). See annually published Bureau of Indian Affairs list of Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services.

Posted Tue, Apr 11 2017 8:55 AM by Elizabeth


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