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January 25, 2017

Cooperative Agreement: Jail Administration Training and Technical Assistance

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to administer program delivery of the curricula associated with the Jail Administration program and the delivery of technical assistance associated with jail administrative issues. The awardee will work closely with NIC staff on all aspects of the project. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate, at a minimum, 1) in-depth knowledge of the purpose, functions, and operational complexities of local jails, 2) expertise on the key elements in jail administration, 3) experience in developing curriculum, based on adult learning principles, and 4) extensive experience in working with local jails on issues related to administration and operations.


Jail administrators have an important role in ensuring that jail operations are conducted in a safe, secure, humane, and legal manner. The goal of the Jail Administration program is to provide jail administrators with information and tools that can be used to fulfill this role. Jail administrators must have knowledge and skills in a wide variety of areas to oversee operations and manage specific functions. Each module of the current program focuses on specific administrative responsibilities and tools including: action planning; using jail standards; managing risk; developing policy and procedure; determining staffing needs; managing the workforce; managing inmate behavior; developing a fire, safety and sanitation plan and; assessing jail operations.

The NIC Jails Division is seeking one (1) qualified applicant to administer the delivery of twelve (12) Jail Administration programs and up to twenty (20) technical assistance services to requesting jails. NIC has pledged to assist counties in California with the historic changes to their operations as a result of the realignment of state level inmates held in local facilities (AB 109). As a result, three (3) of the Jail Administration programs and five (5) of the technical assistance events will be dedicated to this effort.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on April 18, 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.


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