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Cooperative Agreement: Transition From Jails to Community – Technical Assistance
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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. Work under this cooperative agreement involves the management and/or facilitation of technical assistance specific to the Transition From Jails to Community reentry model.

Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables
Tasks under this cooperative agreement will include; review of the TJC toolkit and historical documents, utilization of the TJC readiness protocol and evaluation instrument to evaluate organizational progress, delivery of targeted technical assistance to a minimum of eight (8) jurisdictions, development/facilitation of a training/coaching protocol for technical assistant providers, and development and facilitation of a ninety (90) minute workshop regarding the implementation and sustainability of the TJC process for a national audience. In addition, the contractor will work with designated NIC staff to ensure compliance with federal guidelines specific to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).


In addition to the strategy and content of the program design, the successful applicant must complete the following deliverables during the project period. The program narrative should reflect how the applicant will accomplish these activities.

  • Review of all documents directly related to NIC’s TJC toolkit
  • Participate in planning meetings with NIC Project Manager to support site selections
  • Prepare an Information Collection Request (ICR), which describes the information to be collected, gives the reason the information is needed, and estimates the time and cost for the public to answer the request
  • Collaborate with NIC Project Manager to select technical assistance providers
  • Develop a written report regarding TJC process for dissemination to the criminal justice field
  • Submission of eight quarterly reports reflecting the progress of the project
  • Develop/facilitate monthly coaching sessions for technical assistance providers
  • Develop 90 minute TJC workshop for a facilitation during national conferences
  • Conduct visits of at least (10) sites to evaluate jurisdictional readiness and progress specific to the TJC

DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on August 31, 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.


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

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


As indicated on page 19 of the solicitation, “….If an applicant submits multiple versions of the same application, NIC will review only the most recent system-validated version submitted”.   


Hi! We’re interested in applying for the above referenced grant.  Can you please give me the opportunity number please?  I can’t find it in the listing.  Many thanks,


The opportunity number is 17CS10.


Hi. the following announcement was posted in the DC Funding Opportunities alert, but I cannot find it anywhere. Since your email was listed, I thought I would reach out to you.

I have 12 years working at (omitted) in Arlington helping men and women coming out of two jails - with a lot of success. (Omitted) has been working in this field since 1974. I would love to see if my expertise might be helpful.

We are interested in reviewing the specifics for grant #GD7413. We have clicked on the linked, but have been unsuccessful in locating grant GD7413. Is it no longer available? Please advise.


The opportunity number for the Transition to Jails - Technical Assistance Project is 17CS10, the solicitation can be downloaded from the following link:


My name is (omitted,) and I'm a returning citizen in the Washington DC, DMV area. I have an office that has multiple business, one of which is called, (omitted). (Omitted) is a community based Non-Profit program that works to create or help returning citizens, create 'viable' self employment opportunities for themselves.

I'm partnering with District of Columbia's and Prince George County's respective Work Force programs which allows individuals to have access to other services and resources while undertaking our 12 month program.

Objectively, I believe that this grant opportunity can and will give me the chance and opportunity to help facilitate this program and continue the path of self reliance on the part of the returning citizen. Our web site, will give you an insight as to what our program's mission is and our objectives.

Any information or direction from you regarding government surplus, i.e., computers, office equipment, vehicles, etc., would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.


I do not have any guidance specific to government surplus; work under this cooperative involves the management and/or facilitation of technical assistance specific to the Transition From Jails to Community reentry model. 


I'm almost complete with writing my grant request regarding the above grant number as indicated , , , Am I to submit this document to you? or???? Please advise . . . Thank you very much.


Applicants must register with prior to submitting an application. NIC encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, NIC urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date. All applications are due to be submitted For additional information, see How To Apply in Section D Application and Submission Information and in receipt of a successful validation message in by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on August 31, 2017.

For technical assistance with submitting an application, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726 or 606-545-5035, or via e-mail to Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.


My name is (Omitted), executive director of (omitted) as well as a member of the (Omitted). Currently I am inquiring about the grant opportunity titled NIC transition from jails to community Announcement 17CS10. The organization (omitted) participates in many reentry events such as skill training, employment, housing, etc. We are located in (omitted) and wanted to know if our current location is covered under the TJC learning sites or jurisdiction. If eligible, we will be submitting a application to the funding opportunity.


NIC invites applications from nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, community, and tribal organizations), for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Recipients, including for-profit organizations, must agree to waive any profit or fee for services.


This is to request an appointment to meet with you in regards to subject grant.

On behalf of our (omitted), and myself, (omitted), Chair of the Correctional "Prison" Ministry at our church, we are seeking funds to assist us with our ministry to the "Returning and Returned Citizens", from various correctional institutions.  We have ministered to the Returned Citizens and the incarcerated through visitation, letter writing, Angel Tree org. for children of the incarcerated, fund-raisers using the vocal talents of the formerly incarcerated, and serving as Mentors to the Returned Citizens.  To take the ministry to the next level, we are interested in securing a grant to assist us in our goal to provide Transitional Housing for the Returned Citizens, a great need.

In view of the short introduction of our (omitted), I would appreciate your giving us the opportunity to meet with you and apply for grant assistance.


The solicitation process does not allow for conversations with applicants.  Programmatic questions concerning this solicitation should be directed to P. Elizabeth Taylor Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections

Responses will be updated regularly and postings will remain on the website until the closing date of the solicitation.   

Posted Tue, Aug 1 2017 7:31 AM by Susan Powell


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