Cooperative Agreement – Networking and Professional Development of State and Large Urban System Healthcare Administrators

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The purpose of this solicitation is to support the development, enhancement and sustainability of nationwide correctional leadership. The successful awardee will have the executive level background to understand the sensitivity and political nature of the target audience.

Goals and Objectives
The goals of these professional development training programs are to develop and enhance competency based leadership skills as well as enhance healthcare knowledge for state and large urban system Healthcare Administrators of Corrections, focusing on collaborative and sustainable approaches to organizational management.

The successful applicant(s) must: (1) articulate a clear understanding of the unique training needs of Correctional Healthcare Administrators, (2) have effectively incorporated adult learning principles into training modules, (3) have coordinated and facilitated training at the executive and senior level, and (4) identify several committed project team members who have served at a senior/executive level in a state or large urban correctional agency as a healthcare administrator.

The program’s overall objectives include the following:

  • Provide newly appointed or selected state and large urban correctional healthcare administrators to their new leadership role and the multiple complexities inherent in correctional healthcare that accompany changes of command;
  • Provide a safe and confidential training environment where correctional healthcare leaders may candidly discuss challenges and experiences involving their organization, both internal and external; and
  • Provide an opportunity for participants to share information, engage in networking and mentoring relationships as well thoughtfully review emerging healthcare issues and trends that are impacting the field of corrections.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on September 7, 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 http://www.sam.gov.  Please note that the registration process can take up to 1-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly.

Cooperative Agreement: Transition From Jails to Community – Technical Assistance

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).

Deliverables.

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 http://www.sam.gov.  Please note that the registration process can take up to 1-3 weeks, so please plan accordingly.