Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Document: A Guide To Planning Jail Programs, 31883-31885 [E8-12455]

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Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. (3) The Agency Form Number, and the Applicable Component of the Department Sponsoring the Collection: The form numbers are CJ–38L and CJ– 38S, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. (4) Affected Public Who Will be Asked or Required To Respond, as well as a Brief Abstract: All State and local law enforcement agencies with at least 1 full-time or part-time sworn officer. This nationwide information collection will identify all State and local law enforcement agencies, their number of sworn and civilian employees, and the functions they perform. Additional information pertaining to issues of recruiting, hiring and retention will be gathered from a sample of agencies. The information collected will provide national counts of law enforcement employees, track national growth trends in law enforcement and identify agencies with recruitment and retention problems. Agencies with successful recruitment and retention records can be compared with those dealing with staff shortages to determine ways in which the recruitment and retention of sworn personnel can be improved in those agencies. (5) An Estimate of the Total Number of Respondents and the Amount of Time Estimated for an Average Respondent To Respond: An estimated 15,775 law enforcement agencies will complete 30minute questionnaire (CJ–38S), and 3,225 agencies will complete a 90minute questionnaire (CJ–38L). PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31883 (6) An Estimate of the Total Public Burden (in Hours) Associated With the Collection: The estimated public burden associated with this collection is 12,725 hours. (15,775 data collection forms completed at 30 minutes = 7,888 burden hours and 3,255 forms completed at 90 minutes each = 4,837 burden hours.) If additional information is required contact: Ms. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: May 30, 2008. Ms. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E8–12480 Filed 6–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Institute of Corrections Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Document: A Guide To Planning Jail Programs National Institute of Corrections, Department of Justice. ACTION: Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Institute of Corrections, Jails Division, is seeking applications for the development of a document that provides jail staff with a guide on developing and implementing programs for jail inmates. DATES: Applications must be received by 4 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: Mailed applications must be sent to: Director, National Institute of Corrections, 320 First Street, NW., Room 5007, Washington, DC 20534. Applicants are encouraged to use Federal Express, UPS, or similar service to ensure delivery by the due date. Hand delivered applications should be brought to 500 First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534. At the front desk, dial 7–3106, ext. 0 for pickup. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications can be submitted via http://www.grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this announcement and the required application forms can be downloaded from the NIC Web page at http://www.nicic.gov. Hard copies of the announcement can be obtained by calling Rita Rippetoe at 1–800–995– 6423 ext. 44222 or e-mail rrippetoe@bop.gov. E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 31884 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 4, 2008 / Notices All technical or programmatic questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Robbye Braxton-Mintz, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections, Jails Division. Ms. Mintz can be reached on 1–800–995–6423 ext. 44562 or by e-mail at rbraxtonmintz@bop.gov. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has identified six key elements in the effective management of inmate behavior in jails: Assessing the risks and needs of each inmate at various points during his/her detention; Assigning inmates to appropriate housing; Meeting inmates’ basic needs; Defining and conveying expectations for inmate behavior; Supervising inmates; Keeping inmates productively occupied. If a jail fully and properly implements all six elements, it should experience a significant reduction in the negative inmate behavior often experienced in jails, such as vandalism, violence, rule violations, and disrespectful behavior toward staff and other inmates. The NIC Jails Division offers training and technical assistance on inmate behavior management, but wishes to develop additional tools that will help jails implement the individual elements. This project focuses on keeping inmates productively occupied through the development of a document that provides specific guidance on the development of implementation of inmate activities and programs in jails. Objectives: The National Institute of Corrections wishes to produce a document that provides jail administrators and staff guidance on how to develop and implement inmate programs, as part of the overall inmate behavior management strategy. Statement of Work: General Information. Document Length: The number of pages in the body is to be determined. The document will include appendices and a bibliography. Document Audience: Jail administrators, program management staff, and line correctional staff. This guide is intended for the use by jails of all sizes. Use of Document: The document will be a practical guide for the development and implementation of programs in a jail setting. Document Distribution: NIC expects to distribute the document widely. It will be made available on the NIC Web VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 site and through the NIC Information Center, upon request and free of charge. Document Content: The document will be a clear and practical guide for jail practitioners on developing, implementing, and evaluating inmate activities and programs in jails. It must account for diversity among jails, in terms of size and resources available. The document will cover the following, at a minimum: The benefits of implementing inmate activities and programs in jails related to reducing idle time and negative behavior. The document must cite the available evidence of the relationship between inmate activities and programs and the reduction of negative inmate behavior. This will involve identifying research on this topic and contact with a variety of jails to obtain information on their experience. In some cases, studies may be available. In other cases, only anecdotal evidence may be given. The author will identify, review, and cite both types of evidence. The role of jail administration and management staff in providing leadership and support for reducing negative inmate behavior through implementation of activities and programs. The author will stress the importance of the jail administrator’s demonstrated commitment to this and provide concrete examples of how the administrator can actively demonstrate commitment. An overview of the range and variety of inmate activities and programs in terms of level of complexity, level of funding required, and types of staff (jail staff, volunteers, non-jail personnel) necessary. This discussion should stress that some level of programs can be implemented in any jail, regardless of size or resource levels, and the document should clearly illustrate this through examples. Barriers to planning and implementing activities and programs, such as those related to resources, space, equipment, staff support, administrative commitment, and others. The document will also provide suggestions for overcoming barriers, with examples from jails that have experienced this. Planning for activities and programs, including setting goals, designing activities and programs to achieve goals, and identifying resources needed for program implementation. The document will describe the use of data collection and analysis in determining the need for a given activity or program and setting goals. Activity and program implementation, with related documentation needed. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Evaluation (assessing both the quality of implementation and success in achieving goals). The document will describe the data collection and analysis necessary for evaluation, and it will describe evaluation processes. Revision of activities and programs based on evaluation. Project Description: The awardee will produce a completed document that has received initial editing from a professional editor. NIC will be responsible for the final editing process and document design, but the awardee will remain available during this time to answer questions and to make revisions to the document. Project Schedule: The list below shows the major activities required to complete the project. Document development will begin upon award of this agreement and must be completed 12 months after the award date. The schedule for completion of activities should include, at a minimum, the following activities. The awardee will— Meet with NIC project manager for an overview of the project and initial planning; Review materials provided by NIC; Complete the initial outline of document content and layout; Meet with NIC project manager to review, discuss and agree on content outline; Research content topics and related resources; Submit draft sections of document to NIC for review; Revise draft sections for NIC’s approval; Submit document to editor hired by awardee for first content edit; Submit a draft of entire document to NIC for review; Revise document for NIC’s approval and Submit document to NIC in hard copy and on disk in Microsoft Word format. Throughout the project period, the awardee should make provision for meetings with NIC staff, to be held in Washington, DC, at critical planning and review points in document development. Authority: Public Law 93–415. Funds Available: NIC is seeking the applicants’ best ideas regarding accomplishment of the scope of work and the related costs for achieving the goals of this solicitation. The final budget and award amount will be negotiated between NIC and the successful applicant. Funds may only be used for the activities that are linked to the desired outcome of the project. No funds are transferred to state or local governments. E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 4, 2008 / Notices Eligibility of Applicants: Applications are solicited from any state or general unit of local government, private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or team with expertise in the described areas. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to implement a project of this size and scope. Applicant’s Conference: An applicant’s conference will be held on Friday, June 27, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT) at the NIC office, 500 1st Street, NW., Washington, DC, 7th Floor. The conference will give applicants the opportunity to meet NIC project staff and ask questions about the project and application procedures. Attendance at the conference is optional. Provisions will be made using WebEx technology (telephone and computer-based conferencing) for those unable to attend in person. The WebEx session requires applicants to have access to a telephone and computer. Applicants who plan to attend or participate via WebEx should call Robbye Braxton-Mintz, NIC Jails Division, Correctional Program Specialist, at (800) 995–6423 x 44562 by Monday, June 23, 2008 to confirm attendance or receive instructions for WebEx. Application Requirements: An application package must include OMB Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance; a cover letter that identifies the audit agency responsible for the applicant’s financial accounts as well as the audit period or fiscal year that the applicant operates under (e.g., July 1 through June 30); and an outline of projected costs. The following additional forms must also be included: OMB Standard Form 424A, Budget Information—Non-Construction Programs; OMB Standard Form 424B, Assurances—Non-Construction Programs (both available at http:// www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and the DrugFree Workplace Requirements (available at http://www.nicic.gov/Downloads/ PDF/certif-frm.pdf.) Applications should be concisely written, typed double spaced and reference the NIC Application Number and Title provided in this announcement. Submit an original and three copies of your full proposal (program and budget narrative, application forms and assurances). The original should have the applicant’s signature in blue ink. As previously stated, electronic submissions will only be accepted via http://www.grants.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 The narrative portion of the application should include, at a minimum a: Brief paragraph indicating the applicants understanding of the purpose of the document and the issues to be addressed; Brief paragraph that summarizes the project goals and objectives; Clear description of the methodology that will be used to complete the project and achieve its goals; Statement or chart of measurable project milestones and time lines for the completion of each milestone; Description of the qualifications of the applicant organization and a resume for the principal and each staff member assigned to the project that documents relevant knowledge, skills and ability to carry out the project; Minimum of three references for which the applicant has provided a similar service; Budget that details all costs for the project, shows consideration for all contingencies for this project, and notes a commitment to work within the proposed budget and Sample of a least one document completed by the applicant. The applicant must specify its role in the production of the sample document(s). Review Considerations: Applications will be reviewed by a team of NIC staff. Among the criteria used to evaluate the applications are: Indication of a clear understanding of the project requirements; Background, experience, and expertise of the proposed project staff, including any sub-contractors; Effectiveness of the creative approach to the project; Clear, concise description of all elements and tasks of the project, with sufficient and realistic time frames necessary to complete the tasks; Technical soundness of project design and methodology; Financial and administrative integrity of the proposal, including adherence to federal financial guidelines and processes; A sufficiently detailed budget that shows consideration of all contingencies for this project and commitment to work within the budget proposed and Indication of availability to meet with NIC staff. Number of Awards: One. NIC Application Number: 08J64. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.601. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31885 Executive Order 12372: This project is not subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372. Morris L. Thigpen, Director, National Institute of Corrections. [FR Doc. E8–12455 Filed 6–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–36–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request May 29, 2008. The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of each ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) / e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–7316 / Fax: 202–395–6974 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see below). 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

National Institute of Corrections


Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Document: A Guide To 
Planning Jail Programs

AGENCY: National Institute of Corrections, Department of Justice.

ACTION: Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Corrections, Jails Division, is 
seeking applications for the development of a document that provides 
jail staff with a guide on developing and implementing programs for 
jail inmates.

DATES: Applications must be received by 4 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Mailed applications must be sent to: Director, National 
Institute of Corrections, 320 First Street, NW., Room 5007, Washington, 
DC 20534. Applicants are encouraged to use Federal Express, UPS, or 
similar service to ensure delivery by the due date.
    Hand delivered applications should be brought to 500 First Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20534. At the front desk, dial 7-3106, ext. 0 for 
pickup. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic 
applications can be submitted via http://www.grants.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this announcement and the 
required application forms can be downloaded from the NIC Web page at 
http://www.nicic.gov. Hard copies of the announcement can be obtained 
by calling Rita Rippetoe at 1-800-995-6423 ext. 44222 or e-mail 
rrippetoe@bop.gov.

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    All technical or programmatic questions concerning this 
announcement should be directed to Robbye Braxton-Mintz, Correctional 
Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections, Jails Division. 
Ms. Mintz can be reached on 1-800-995-6423 ext. 44562 or by e-mail at 
rbraxtonmintz@bop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has 
identified six key elements in the effective management of inmate 
behavior in jails:
    Assessing the risks and needs of each inmate at various points 
during his/her detention;
    Assigning inmates to appropriate housing;
    Meeting inmates' basic needs;
    Defining and conveying expectations for inmate behavior;
    Supervising inmates;
    Keeping inmates productively occupied.
    If a jail fully and properly implements all six elements, it should 
experience a significant reduction in the negative inmate behavior 
often experienced in jails, such as vandalism, violence, rule 
violations, and disrespectful behavior toward staff and other inmates.
    The NIC Jails Division offers training and technical assistance on 
inmate behavior management, but wishes to develop additional tools that 
will help jails implement the individual elements. This project focuses 
on keeping inmates productively occupied through the development of a 
document that provides specific guidance on the development of 
implementation of inmate activities and programs in jails.
    Objectives: The National Institute of Corrections wishes to produce 
a document that provides jail administrators and staff guidance on how 
to develop and implement inmate programs, as part of the overall inmate 
behavior management strategy.
    Statement of Work: General Information.
    Document Length: The number of pages in the body is to be 
determined. The document will include appendices and a bibliography.
    Document Audience: Jail administrators, program management staff, 
and line correctional staff. This guide is intended for the use by 
jails of all sizes.
    Use of Document: The document will be a practical guide for the 
development and implementation of programs in a jail setting.
    Document Distribution: NIC expects to distribute the document 
widely. It will be made available on the NIC Web site and through the 
NIC Information Center, upon request and free of charge.
    Document Content: The document will be a clear and practical guide 
for jail practitioners on developing, implementing, and evaluating 
inmate activities and programs in jails. It must account for diversity 
among jails, in terms of size and resources available.
    The document will cover the following, at a minimum:
    The benefits of implementing inmate activities and programs in 
jails related to reducing idle time and negative behavior. The document 
must cite the available evidence of the relationship between inmate 
activities and programs and the reduction of negative inmate behavior. 
This will involve identifying research on this topic and contact with a 
variety of jails to obtain information on their experience. In some 
cases, studies may be available. In other cases, only anecdotal 
evidence may be given. The author will identify, review, and cite both 
types of evidence.
    The role of jail administration and management staff in providing 
leadership and support for reducing negative inmate behavior through 
implementation of activities and programs. The author will stress the 
importance of the jail administrator's demonstrated commitment to this 
and provide concrete examples of how the administrator can actively 
demonstrate commitment.
    An overview of the range and variety of inmate activities and 
programs in terms of level of complexity, level of funding required, 
and types of staff (jail staff, volunteers, non-jail personnel) 
necessary. This discussion should stress that some level of programs 
can be implemented in any jail, regardless of size or resource levels, 
and the document should clearly illustrate this through examples.
    Barriers to planning and implementing activities and programs, such 
as those related to resources, space, equipment, staff support, 
administrative commitment, and others. The document will also provide 
suggestions for overcoming barriers, with examples from jails that have 
experienced this.
    Planning for activities and programs, including setting goals, 
designing activities and programs to achieve goals, and identifying 
resources needed for program implementation. The document will describe 
the use of data collection and analysis in determining the need for a 
given activity or program and setting goals.
    Activity and program implementation, with related documentation 
needed.
    Evaluation (assessing both the quality of implementation and 
success in achieving goals). The document will describe the data 
collection and analysis necessary for evaluation, and it will describe 
evaluation processes.
    Revision of activities and programs based on evaluation.
    Project Description: The awardee will produce a completed document 
that has received initial editing from a professional editor. NIC will 
be responsible for the final editing process and document design, but 
the awardee will remain available during this time to answer questions 
and to make revisions to the document.
    Project Schedule: The list below shows the major activities 
required to complete the project. Document development will begin upon 
award of this agreement and must be completed 12 months after the award 
date. The schedule for completion of activities should include, at a 
minimum, the following activities. The awardee will--
    Meet with NIC project manager for an overview of the project and 
initial planning;
    Review materials provided by NIC;
    Complete the initial outline of document content and layout;
    Meet with NIC project manager to review, discuss and agree on 
content outline;
    Research content topics and related resources;
    Submit draft sections of document to NIC for review;
    Revise draft sections for NIC's approval;
    Submit document to editor hired by awardee for first content edit;
    Submit a draft of entire document to NIC for review;
    Revise document for NIC's approval and
    Submit document to NIC in hard copy and on disk in Microsoft Word 
format.
    Throughout the project period, the awardee should make provision 
for meetings with NIC staff, to be held in Washington, DC, at critical 
planning and review points in document development.
    Authority: Public Law 93-415.
    Funds Available: NIC is seeking the applicants' best ideas 
regarding accomplishment of the scope of work and the related costs for 
achieving the goals of this solicitation. The final budget and award 
amount will be negotiated between NIC and the successful applicant. 
Funds may only be used for the activities that are linked to the 
desired outcome of the project. No funds are transferred to state or 
local governments.

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    Eligibility of Applicants: Applications are solicited from any 
state or general unit of local government, private agency, educational 
institution, organization, individual or team with expertise in the 
described areas. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to 
implement a project of this size and scope.
    Applicant's Conference: An applicant's conference will be held on 
Friday, June 27, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT) at the NIC office, 
500 1st Street, NW., Washington, DC, 7th Floor. The conference will 
give applicants the opportunity to meet NIC project staff and ask 
questions about the project and application procedures. Attendance at 
the conference is optional. Provisions will be made using WebEx 
technology (telephone and computer-based conferencing) for those unable 
to attend in person. The WebEx session requires applicants to have 
access to a telephone and computer. Applicants who plan to attend or 
participate via WebEx should call Robbye Braxton-Mintz, NIC Jails 
Division, Correctional Program Specialist, at (800) 995-6423 x 44562 by 
Monday, June 23, 2008 to confirm attendance or receive instructions for 
WebEx.
    Application Requirements: An application package must include OMB 
Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance; a cover letter 
that identifies the audit agency responsible for the applicant's 
financial accounts as well as the audit period or fiscal year that the 
applicant operates under (e.g., July 1 through June 30); and an outline 
of projected costs. The following additional forms must also be 
included: OMB Standard Form 424A, Budget Information--Non-Construction 
Programs; OMB Standard Form 424B, Assurances--Non-Construction Programs 
(both available at http://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification 
Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility 
Matters; and the Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (available at http://
www.nicic.gov/Downloads/PDF/certif-frm.pdf.)
    Applications should be concisely written, typed double spaced and 
reference the NIC Application Number and Title provided in this 
announcement.
    Submit an original and three copies of your full proposal (program 
and budget narrative, application forms and assurances). The original 
should have the applicant's signature in blue ink. As previously 
stated, electronic submissions will only be accepted via http://
www.grants.gov.
    The narrative portion of the application should include, at a 
minimum a:
    Brief paragraph indicating the applicants understanding of the 
purpose of the document and the issues to be addressed;
    Brief paragraph that summarizes the project goals and objectives;
    Clear description of the methodology that will be used to complete 
the project and achieve its goals;
    Statement or chart of measurable project milestones and time lines 
for the completion of each milestone;
    Description of the qualifications of the applicant organization and 
a resume for the principal and each staff member assigned to the 
project that documents relevant knowledge, skills and ability to carry 
out the project;
    Minimum of three references for which the applicant has provided a 
similar service;
    Budget that details all costs for the project, shows consideration 
for all contingencies for this project, and notes a commitment to work 
within the proposed budget and
    Sample of a least one document completed by the applicant.
    The applicant must specify its role in the production of the sample 
document(s).
    Review Considerations: Applications will be reviewed by a team of 
NIC staff. Among the criteria used to evaluate the applications are:
    Indication of a clear understanding of the project requirements;
    Background, experience, and expertise of the proposed project 
staff, including any sub-contractors;
    Effectiveness of the creative approach to the project;
    Clear, concise description of all elements and tasks of the 
project, with sufficient and realistic time frames necessary to 
complete the tasks;
    Technical soundness of project design and methodology;
    Financial and administrative integrity of the proposal, including 
adherence to federal financial guidelines and processes;
    A sufficiently detailed budget that shows consideration of all 
contingencies for this project and commitment to work within the budget 
proposed and
    Indication of availability to meet with NIC staff.
    Number of Awards: One.
    NIC Application Number: 08J64.
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.601.
    Executive Order 12372: This project is not subject to the 
provisions of Executive Order 12372.

Morris L. Thigpen,
Director, National Institute of Corrections.
 [FR Doc. E8-12455 Filed 6-3-08; 8:45 am]
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