Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: The Norval Morris Project, 15521-15523 [E9-7699]

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Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 15201, the President of the United States is authorized to award the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. The purpose of this meeting/ conference call is to introduce the Board’s renewed Charter, review and vote on the new Bylaws, and to discuss upcoming activities and relevant Board issues related thereto. This meeting/conference call is open to the public at the offices of the Bureau of Justice Assistance. For security purposes, members of the public who wish to participate must register at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting/conference call by contacting Mr. Joy. All interested participants will be required to meet at the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs; 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC and will be required to sign in at the front desk. Note: Photo identification will be required for admission. Additional identification documents may be required. Access to the meeting/conference call will not be allowed without prior registration. Anyone requiring special accommodations should contact Mr. Joy at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. Please submit any comments or written statements for consideration by the Review Board in writing at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting date. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: James H. Burch, II, Acting Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–7657 Filed 4–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15521 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Institute of Corrections Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: The Norval Morris Project AGENCY: National Institute of Corrections, Department of Justice. ACTION: Solicitation for cooperative agreement. SUMMARY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin in May, 2009. Work under this agreement will continue NIC’s Norval Morris Project. Dr. Morris was instrumental in creating NIC over 30 years ago and remained a guiding influence as a charter member of the NIC Advisory Board until the day he passed away in February 2004. Shortly after his death, the NIC Advisory Board created the Norval Morris project to honor his many contributions to the field and carry on the sprit of his work. Dr. Morris believed that a major shortcoming in correctional policy and practice was that the field did not make effective use of the available research and evaluation. Among his keenest interests was the issue of effective dissemination. He used research findings to inform the field and promote greater collaboration. At its heart, the Norval Morris Project is about developing models and executing strategies for expediting the circulation of research-based innovations, knowledge, and ideas by addressing specific topics of vital concern to the field of corrections. DATES: Applications must be received by 4 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, May 8, 2009. Selection of the successful applicant and notification of review results to all applicants: May 30, 2009. 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, call (202) 307–3106, extension 0 for pickup. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications can be submitted via https://www.grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this announcement and the required application forms can be downloaded from the NIC Web site at E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 15522 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 64 / Monday, April 6, 2009 / Notices https://www.nicic.gov/ cooperativeagreements. All technical or programmatic questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Christopher A. Innes, PhD, Chief, Research and Evaluation Division, National Institute of Corrections. He can be reached by calling 1–800–995–6423 ext 0098 or by e-mail at cinnes@bop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Project Goals: The recipient of the award under this cooperative agreement will; (1) Organize the second meeting of the Project’s Keystone Group to be held in the fall of 2009. All expenses for the meeting, expected to last two and a half days for up to 20 people, will be provided out of the funding awarded under this agreement; (2) Organize up to three additional meetings for the topic teams or other subject matter experts. All expenses for these meetings, expected to last one and a half days for up to 10 people, will be provided out of the funding awarded under this agreement; (3) Provide ongoing support for the Keystone Group and Topic Teams, including overall coordination among and between the teams, research support, continuing outreach for the project, and assistance to NIC in marketing the project’s products; (4) Provide support for the NIC-Norval Morris Project Web site and forums, including preparing materials for posting, providing technical support for users, and advising NIC on the use of these and other technologies to support or expand the reach of the project; (5) Produce working papers, literature searches and reviews, collect and distribute supporting materials concerning the current two topics, and perform exploratory research into future topics the project may want to adopt. Background: Through cooperative agreements since 2006, NIC has designed a structure to carry out the Norval Morris Project. The project brings together people both inside and outside the corrections field to develop interdisciplinary approaches and draw on professional networks that cut across academic, private sector and public sector boundaries. Such an expansive vision requires a steering group to ‘‘kick start’’ the search for innovations. Because this group’s responsibility is essential for creating and maintaining the project’s overarching vision, it is called the Keystone Group. The first Keystone Group meeting took place in September 2008. It involved 19 thought leaders—half of them corrections practitioners—plus NIC senior and project staff. The retreat itself was designed to be emergent, VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:48 Apr 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 without preset limits on the group’s scope of work, design, or strategy. The Keystone Group’s function is to identify emerging topics and knowledge which could be imported into the corrections field, advise the project on how best to translate this knowledge to inform correctional practice, and assist the project in disseminating the results to the field in innovative ways. During the Keystone Group’s meeting, two provocative questions were developed. They were; ‘‘How can we transform correctional leadership and the workforce in ways that empower staff to reduce recidivism and promote prevention?’’ and; ‘‘How can we safely and systematically reduce the correctional population by half in eight years?’’ The next step of the process, which began immediately after the Keystone Group meeting, was to begin to assemble Topic Teams. Structured similarly to the Keystone Group, the Topic Teams function as stand alone working groups and focus on each of the topic areas the Keystone Group identified. An ‘‘invitation’’ to participate was sent to a broad audience, seeking people interested in participating in a Topic Team. The teams are continuing to develop, refine and expand on the topics. As implied by the ambitious scope of the questions above, the topic areas are intended to be far-reaching in their change implications, representing, in the broadest sense, the knowledge strategies that will drive future innovations in the field. For more information on the Norval Morris Project, visit https:// www.nicic.gov/Norval. For additional resources, go to: https://www.nicic.gov. Required Expertise: Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have the organizational capacity to carry out all five goals of the project, including experience in organizing meetings and providing ongoing support for complex, multi-year projects, extensive experience in correctional policy and practice, and a strong background in research. Preference will also be given to applicants with a record of working with interdisciplinary teams in a variety of fields beyond corrections. Application Requirements: Applications should be concisely written, typed double spaced and reference the ‘‘NIC Opportunity Number’’ and Title provided in this announcement. Please limit the program narrative text to 25 double spaced pages, exclusive of resumes and summaries of experience (do not submit full curriculum vitae). The application PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 package must include: 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), a program narrative responding to the requirements in this announcement, a description of the qualifications of the applicant(s), an outline explaining projected costs, and the following forms: OMB Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, OMB Standard Form 424A, Budget Information—Non Construction Programs, OMB Standard Form 424B, Assurances—Non Construction Programs (these forms are available at https://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and DrugFree Workplace Requirements (available at https://www.nicic.org/Downloads/ PDF/certif-frm.pdf). Applications may be submitted in hard copy, or electronically via https:// www.grants.gov. If submitted in hard copy, there needs to be an original and three copies of the full proposal (program and budget narratives, application forms and assurances). The original should have the applicant’s signature in blue ink. 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. Funds may only be used for the activities that are linked to the desired outcome of the project. Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or team with expertise in the described areas. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Research and Evaluation Division. Review Considerations: Applications received under this announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. The criteria for the evaluation of each application will be as follows, 1. Programmatic (40%). Are all of the five tasks adequately discussed? Is there a clear statement of how each of the tasks will be accomplished, including the staffing, resources, and strategies to be employed? Are there any innovative approaches, techniques, or design aspects proposed that will enhance the project? 2. Organizational (35%). Do the skills, knowledge, and expertise of the organization and the proposed project staff demonstrate a high level of competency to carry out the tasks? Does E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 64 / Monday, April 6, 2009 / Notices the applicant organization have the necessary experience and organizational capacity to carry out all five goals of the project? Are the proposed project management and staffing plans realistic and sufficient to complete the project within the 12-month time frame? 3. Project Management/Administration (25%). Does the applicant identify reasonable objectives, milestones, and measures to track progress? If consultants and/or partnerships are proposed, is there a reasonable justification for their inclusion in the project and a clear structure to insure effective coordination? Is the proposed budget realistic, provide sufficient cost detail/narrative, and represent good value relative to the anticipated results? Note: NIC will NOT award a cooperative agreement to an applicant who does not have a Dun and Bradstreet Database Universal Number (DUNS) and is not registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). A DUNS number can be received at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS number request line at 1–800– 333–0505 (if you are a sole proprietor, you would dial 1–866–705–5711 and select option 1). Registration in the CCR can be done online at the CCR Web site: https:// www.ccr.gov. A CCR Handbook and work sheet can also be reviewed at the Web site. Number of Awards: One. NIC Opportunity Number: 09PEI25. This number should appear as a reference line in the cover letter, where the opportunity number is requested on the Standard Form 424, and outside of the envelope in which the application is sent. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.602 Executive Order 12372: This program is not subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372. Morris L. Thigpen, Director, National Institute of Correction. [FR Doc. E9–7699 Filed 4–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–36–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES March 31, 2009. The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:48 Apr 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). 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The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the 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. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title of Collection: Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

National Institute of Corrections


Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: The Norval Morris 
Project

AGENCY: National Institute of Corrections, Department of Justice.

ACTION: Solicitation for cooperative agreement.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting 
proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a 
cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin in May, 2009. Work 
under this agreement will continue NIC's Norval Morris Project. Dr. 
Morris was instrumental in creating NIC over 30 years ago and remained 
a guiding influence as a charter member of the NIC Advisory Board until 
the day he passed away in February 2004. Shortly after his death, the 
NIC Advisory Board created the Norval Morris project to honor his many 
contributions to the field and carry on the sprit of his work.
    Dr. Morris believed that a major shortcoming in correctional policy 
and practice was that the field did not make effective use of the 
available research and evaluation. Among his keenest interests was the 
issue of effective dissemination. He used research findings to inform 
the field and promote greater collaboration. At its heart, the Norval 
Morris Project is about developing models and executing strategies for 
expediting the circulation of research-based innovations, knowledge, 
and ideas by addressing specific topics of vital concern to the field 
of corrections.

DATES: Applications must be received by 4 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, May 8, 
2009. Selection of the successful applicant and notification of review 
results to all applicants: May 30, 2009.

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, call (202) 307-3106, 
extension 0 for pickup. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be 
accepted. Electronic applications can be submitted via https://www.grants.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this announcement and the 
required application forms can be downloaded from the NIC Web site at

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https://www.nicic.gov/cooperativeagreements.
    All technical or programmatic questions concerning this 
announcement should be directed to Christopher A. Innes, PhD, Chief, 
Research and Evaluation Division, National Institute of Corrections. He 
can be reached by calling 1-800-995-6423 ext 0098 or by e-mail at 
cinnes@bop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Project Goals: The recipient of the award under this cooperative 
agreement will; (1) Organize the second meeting of the Project's 
Keystone Group to be held in the fall of 2009. All expenses for the 
meeting, expected to last two and a half days for up to 20 people, will 
be provided out of the funding awarded under this agreement; (2) 
Organize up to three additional meetings for the topic teams or other 
subject matter experts. All expenses for these meetings, expected to 
last one and a half days for up to 10 people, will be provided out of 
the funding awarded under this agreement; (3) Provide ongoing support 
for the Keystone Group and Topic Teams, including overall coordination 
among and between the teams, research support, continuing outreach for 
the project, and assistance to NIC in marketing the project's products; 
(4) Provide support for the NIC-Norval Morris Project Web site and 
forums, including preparing materials for posting, providing technical 
support for users, and advising NIC on the use of these and other 
technologies to support or expand the reach of the project; (5) Produce 
working papers, literature searches and reviews, collect and distribute 
supporting materials concerning the current two topics, and perform 
exploratory research into future topics the project may want to adopt.
    Background: Through cooperative agreements since 2006, NIC has 
designed a structure to carry out the Norval Morris Project. The 
project brings together people both inside and outside the corrections 
field to develop interdisciplinary approaches and draw on professional 
networks that cut across academic, private sector and public sector 
boundaries. Such an expansive vision requires a steering group to 
``kick start'' the search for innovations. Because this group's 
responsibility is essential for creating and maintaining the project's 
overarching vision, it is called the Keystone Group.
    The first Keystone Group meeting took place in September 2008. It 
involved 19 thought leaders--half of them corrections practitioners--
plus NIC senior and project staff. The retreat itself was designed to 
be emergent, without preset limits on the group's scope of work, 
design, or strategy. The Keystone Group's function is to identify 
emerging topics and knowledge which could be imported into the 
corrections field, advise the project on how best to translate this 
knowledge to inform correctional practice, and assist the project in 
disseminating the results to the field in innovative ways.
    During the Keystone Group's meeting, two provocative questions were 
developed. They were; ``How can we transform correctional leadership 
and the workforce in ways that empower staff to reduce recidivism and 
promote prevention?'' and; ``How can we safely and systematically 
reduce the correctional population by half in eight years?''
    The next step of the process, which began immediately after the 
Keystone Group meeting, was to begin to assemble Topic Teams. 
Structured similarly to the Keystone Group, the Topic Teams function as 
stand alone working groups and focus on each of the topic areas the 
Keystone Group identified. An ``invitation'' to participate was sent to 
a broad audience, seeking people interested in participating in a Topic 
Team. The teams are continuing to develop, refine and expand on the 
topics. As implied by the ambitious scope of the questions above, the 
topic areas are intended to be far-reaching in their change 
implications, representing, in the broadest sense, the knowledge 
strategies that will drive future innovations in the field.
    For more information on the Norval Morris Project, visit https://www.nicic.gov/Norval. For additional resources, go to: https://www.nicic.gov.
    Required Expertise: Successful applicants should be able to 
demonstrate that they have the organizational capacity to carry out all 
five goals of the project, including experience in organizing meetings 
and providing ongoing support for complex, multi-year projects, 
extensive experience in correctional policy and practice, and a strong 
background in research. Preference will also be given to applicants 
with a record of working with interdisciplinary teams in a variety of 
fields beyond corrections.
    Application Requirements: Applications should be concisely written, 
typed double spaced and reference the ``NIC Opportunity Number'' and 
Title provided in this announcement. Please limit the program narrative 
text to 25 double spaced pages, exclusive of resumes and summaries of 
experience (do not submit full curriculum vitae). The application 
package must include: 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), a program narrative responding to the requirements in 
this announcement, a description of the qualifications of the 
applicant(s), an outline explaining projected costs, and the following 
forms: OMB Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, OMB 
Standard Form 424A, Budget Information--Non Construction Programs, OMB 
Standard Form 424B, Assurances--Non Construction Programs (these forms 
are available at https://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification 
Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility 
Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (available at https://www.nicic.org/Downloads/PDF/certif-frm.pdf).
    Applications may be submitted in hard copy, or electronically via 
https://www.grants.gov. If submitted in hard copy, there needs to be an 
original and three copies of the full proposal (program and budget 
narratives, application forms and assurances). The original should have 
the applicant's signature in blue ink.

    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. Funds may only be used for 
the activities that are linked to the desired outcome of the project.
    Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or 
private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or 
team with expertise in the described areas.
    This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Research 
and Evaluation Division.
    Review Considerations: Applications received under this 
announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. The criteria 
for the evaluation of each application will be as follows, 1. 
Programmatic (40%). Are all of the five tasks adequately discussed? Is 
there a clear statement of how each of the tasks will be accomplished, 
including the staffing, resources, and strategies to be employed? Are 
there any innovative approaches, techniques, or design aspects proposed 
that will enhance the project? 2. Organizational (35%). Do the skills, 
knowledge, and expertise of the organization and the proposed project 
staff demonstrate a high level of competency to carry out the tasks? 
Does

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the applicant organization have the necessary experience and 
organizational capacity to carry out all five goals of the project? Are 
the proposed project management and staffing plans realistic and 
sufficient to complete the project within the 12-month time frame? 3. 
Project Management/Administration (25%). Does the applicant identify 
reasonable objectives, milestones, and measures to track progress? If 
consultants and/or partnerships are proposed, is there a reasonable 
justification for their inclusion in the project and a clear structure 
to insure effective coordination? Is the proposed budget realistic, 
provide sufficient cost detail/narrative, and represent good value 
relative to the anticipated results?

    Note:  NIC will NOT award a cooperative agreement to an 
applicant who does not have a Dun and Bradstreet Database Universal 
Number (DUNS) and is not registered in the Central Contractor 
Registry (CCR).

    A DUNS number can be received at no cost by calling the dedicated 
toll-free DUNS number request line at 1-800-333-0505 (if you are a sole 
proprietor, you would dial 1-866-705-5711 and select option 1).
    Registration in the CCR can be done online at the CCR Web site: 
https://www.ccr.gov. A CCR Handbook and work sheet can also be reviewed 
at the Web site.
    Number of Awards: One.
    NIC Opportunity Number: 09PEI25. This number should appear as a 
reference line in the cover letter, where the opportunity number is 
requested on the Standard Form 424, and outside of the envelope in 
which the application is sent.
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.602 Executive 
Order 12372: This program is not subject to the provisions of Executive 
Order 12372.

Morris L. Thigpen,
Director, National Institute of Correction.
[FR Doc. E9-7699 Filed 4-3-09; 8:45 am]
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