Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Curriculum Development: Planning and Implementing Effective Mental Health Services in Jails, 35319-35321 [2013-13945]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2013 / Notices and title in this announcement, ‘‘Corrections-Specific Resources for Extended Stakeholder Audiences’’. The 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 concisely written program narrative, not to exceed 30 numbered pages, in response to the statement of work, and a detailed budget with a budget narrative explaining projected costs. Applicants may submit a description of the project teams’ qualifications and expertise relevant to the project, but should not attach lengthy resumes. Large attachments to the proposal describing the organization or examples of other past work are discouraged. The following forms must also be included: 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 http://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and the DrugFree Workplace Requirements (available at http://nicic.gov/Downloads/General/ certif-frm.pdf). Failure to supply all required forms with the application package may result in disqualification of the application from consideration. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 CRR can be done online at the CCR Web site: http:// www.bpn.gov/ccr. A CCR Handbook and worksheet can also be reviewed at the Web site. Review Considerations: Applications received under this announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. Proposals which fail to provide sufficient information to allow evaluation under the criteria below may be judged non-responsive and disqualified. The criteria for the evaluation of each application will be as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jun 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Programmatic (40%) Are all of the project tasks adequately discussed? Is there a clear statement of how each task will be accomplished, including major sub-tasks, the strategies to be employed, required staffing, and other required resources? Are there any innovative approaches, techniques, or design aspects proposed that will enhance the project? Organizational (35%) Does the proposed project staff possess the skills, knowledge, and expertise necessary to complete the tasks listed under the scope of work? Does the applicant organization, group, or individual have the organizational capacity to achieve all project tasks? Are the proposed project management and staffing plans realistic and sufficient to complete the project within the project time frame? 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 ensure effective coordination? Is the proposed budget realistic, does it provide a sufficient cost detail/narrative, and does it represent good value relative to the anticipated results? Specific Requirements: Documents or other media that are produced under this award must follow these guidelines: Prior to the preparation of the final draft of any document or other media, the awardee must consult with NIC’s Writer/Editor concerning the acceptable formats for manuscript submissions and the technical specifications for electronic media. For all awards in which a document will be a deliverable, the awardee must follow the guidelines listed herein, as well as follow the Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication as found in the ‘‘General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements,’’ which can be found on our Web site at www.nicic.gov/ cooperativeagreements. All final documents and other materials submitted under this project must meet the federal government’s requirement for Section 508 accessibility, including those provisions outlined in 1194 Subpart B, Technical Provisions; Subpart C, Functional Performance Criteria; and Subpart D, Documentation and Support. NIC’s government product accessibility template (see www.nicic.gov/section508) PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35319 outlines the agency’s minimum criteria for meeting this requirement; a completed form attesting to the accessibility of project deliverables should accompany all submissions. Note Concerning Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: This number should be entered in section 10 of the Application for Federal Assistance (SF–424). You should enter 16.602 (Research and Policy Formulation) in section 10 of the SF– 424. You are not subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372 and should check Box b. in section 16. Robert Brown, Jr. Acting Director, National Institute of Corrections. [FR Doc. 2013–13952 Filed 6–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–36–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Institute of Corrections Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement—Curriculum Development: Planning and Implementing Effective Mental Health Services in Jails National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for an 18-month period to begin no later than September 15, 2013. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve developing curriculum, based on the Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) model, to train participants in the purpose, functions, and operational complexities surrounding the housing and treatment issues of inmates exhibiting signs and symptoms of mental illness. The awardee will produce a program description (overview), detailed narrative lesson plans, a participant manual that follows the lesson plans, and presentation slides for each lesson plan. A qualified awardee will have expertise in developing effective mental health treatment inside of jails and extensive experience in working with local jails on issues related to inmate mental health treatment. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Jails Division. NIC Opportunity Number: 13JD02. This number should appear in the reference line in your cover letter, on Standard Form 424 in section 11 with the title of your proposal, and in the right justified header of your proposal. E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 35320 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2013 / Notices Number of Awards and Funds Available: Under this solicitation, one award will be made. The total amount of funds available under this solicitation is $120,000.00. Funds awarded under this solicitation may only be used for activities directly related to the project as described herein unless otherwise amended in writing by NIC. Applications: All applicants must be submitted electronically via http:// www.grants.gov. Hand delivered, mailed, faxed, or emailed applications will not be accepted. DATES: Application must be submitted before midnight on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Authority: Pub. L. 93–415. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or team with expertise in the described areas. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Local jails face significant challenges in managing inmates who are mentally ill. Often, jails do not have the trained personnel or other resources to provide adequate services to these inmates and would benefit greatly from a collaborative working relationship with the community’s mental health services provider. The purpose of this curriculum is to help local jail practitioners and mental health service providers (1) understand the key elements of effective mental health services for jail inmates and (2) forge a productive working relationship that facilitates the provision of services for offenders with mental illness. Scope of Work: The cooperative agreement awardee will draft a curriculum on (1) the key elements of effective mental health services in jails and (2) the need for and types of collaboration necessary between the jail and community mental health services. The awardee will also pilot the curriculum and revise the curriculum based on an assessment of the pilot. The schedule of activities for this project should include, at a minimum, the following: Meetings The cooperative agreement awardee will attend an initial meeting with the NIC project manager for a project overview and preliminary planning. This will take place shortly after the cooperative agreement is awarded. The awardee will also conduct two meetings with NIC staff and up to five subject matter experts (SMEs) in attendance. The purpose of these meetings is to identify clearly the needs VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jun 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 for and obstacles to implementing effective mental health services in jails. Note that the SMEs will be selected by NIC in consultation with the awardee, but all costs associated with their meeting attendance will be paid by the awardee. The awardee will meet up to three times with NIC staff during the development of the draft curriculum. One meeting will be devoted to drafting a framework for the curriculum, including module topics, performance objectives, estimated timeframes, sequencing, and potential instructional strategies. The other meetings will focus on lesson plan development, review, and revision, and on other project issues, as they arise. These meetings will last up to 3 days each. The awardee will meet up to two times with NIC staff during the refinement of the draft curriculum into a final product. These meetings will focus on curriculum revisions and other project issues as they arise. The applicant should plan for all meetings to take place at the NIC office in Washington, DC. However, NIC will make provision for meetings through electronic means if unforeseen circumstances require. Development of Draft Curriculum The cooperative agreement awardee will draft the full curriculum in consultation with NIC staff. Once the curriculum is drafted, the awardee will send it to NIC staff and selected jail mental health professionals for review. The jail mental health professionals will be chosen by NIC in consultation with the awardee, but the awardee will reimburse them for time and expenses related to the review. The draft curriculum must be submitted sufficiently in advance of the pilot to ensure there is time to make any required changes. Curriculum Pilot The draft curriculum will be piloted to determine needed refinements. Although the length of the program will be determined by the content, the awardee should project that the program will last up to 3 full days. The awardee, in conjunction with NIC, will identify up to three trainers for the program. The awardee will contract with and pay all costs associated with the trainers, including travel, lodging, meals, fees, and miscellaneous expenses. The awardee will also furnish each trainer with a set of the approved lesson plans, participant manual, and presentation slides. NIC will select program participants; notify participants of selection and program details; supply PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 training materials, including participant manuals; and secure, through a partnership agreement with a local jurisdiction, training space. NIC staff will attend the entire program, and the awardee will work closely with NIC staff during program delivery. At the end of each program day, the awardee will meet with NIC staff to review the modules delivered. Curriculum Revision and Final Product Based on the pilot and discussions with NIC staff, the awardee will revise the curriculum. The awardee will submit the revised curriculum to NIC staff for final review and make any remaining changes. The awardee will submit the completed curriculum to NIC in hard copy and on disk. Deliverables: The final curriculum will include a program description (overview), detailed narrative lesson plans and a participant manual that follows the lesson plans (both in Word format) and presentation slides for each lesson plan (in PowerPoint format). The curriculum will be designed according to the ITIP model for adult learners. Lesson plans will be in a format that NIC provides. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: All technical or programmatic questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Mike Jackson, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections who may be reached by email at mpjackson@bop.gov. In addition to the direct reply, all questions and responses will be posted on NIC’s Web site at www.nicic.gov for public review (the names or affiliations of those submitting questions will not be posted). The Web site will be updated regularly and postings will remain on the Web site until the closing date of this cooperative agreement solicitation. Application Requirements: Application Requirements: Applications should be typed, double spaced, in 12point font, and reference the project by the ‘‘NIC Opportunity Number’’ (13JD02) and title in this announcement, ‘‘Curriculum Development: Planning and Implementing Effective Mental Health Services in Jails.’’ The 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 concisely written program narrative, not to exceed 30 numbered pages, in response to the statement of work, and a detailed budget with a budget narrative explaining projected costs. Applicants may submit a description of the project teams’ E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2013 / Notices qualifications and expertise relevant to the project, but should not attach lengthy resumes. Applicants must also attach a lesson plan in ITIP format, the corresponding participant material and the presentation slides from a curriculum that they have developed as a sample for consideration. These attachments should not exceed 5MB. The following forms must also be included: 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 http://www.grants.gov) and DOJ/NIC Certification Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and the DrugFree Workplace Requirements (available at http://nicic.gov/Downloads/General/ certif-frm.pdf. Failure to supply all required forms with the application package may result in disqualification of the application from consideration. 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 CRR can be done online at the CCR Web site: http:// www.bpn.gov/ccr. A CCR Handbook and worksheet can also be reviewed at the Web site. Review Considerations: Applications received under this announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. Proposals which fail to provide sufficient information to allow evaluation under the criteria below may be judged non-responsive and disqualified. The criteria for the evaluation of each application will be as follows: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Programmatic (40%) Are all of the project tasks adequately discussed? Is there a clear statement of how each task will be accomplished, to include the overall project goal(s), major tasks to achieve the goal(s), the strategies to be employed in completing the tasks, required staffing, and other required resources? Are there any approaches, techniques, or design aspects proposed that are new to NIC and will enhance the project? VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jun 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Organizational (35%) Do the proposed project staff members possess the skills, knowledge, and expertise necessary to complete the tasks listed under the scope of work? Does the applicant organization, group, or individual have the organizational capacity to complete all project tasks? Does the proposal contain project management and staffing plans that are realistic and sufficient to complete the project within the project time frame? Project Management/Administration (25%) Does the applicant identify reasonable objectives and/or milestones that reflect the key tasks, 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 ensure effective coordination? Is the proposed budget realistic, does it provide a sufficient cost detail/narrative, and does it represent good value relative to the anticipated results? Specific Requirements: Documents or other media that are produced under this award must follow these guidelines: Prior to the preparation of the final draft of any document or other media, the awardee must consult with NIC’s Writer/Editor concerning the acceptable formats for manuscript submissions and the technical specifications for electronic media. For all awards in which a document will be a deliverable, the awardee must follow the guidelines listed herein, as well as follow the Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication as found in the ‘‘General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements,’’ which can be found on our Web site at www.nicic.gov/ cooperativeagreements. All final documents and other materials submitted under this project must meet the federal government’s requirement for Section 508 accessibility, including those provisions outlined in 1194 Subpart B, Technical Provisions, Subpart C, Functional Performance Criteria; and Subpart D, Documentation and Support, NIC’s government product accessibility template (see www.nicic.gov/section508) outlines the agency’s minimum criteria for meeting this requirement; a completed form attesting to the accessibility of project deliverables should accompany all submissions. Note Concerning Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) should be entered into box 10 of the SF 424. The CFDA number for this solicitation is 16.601, PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35321 Training and Staff Development. You are not subject to Executive Order 12372 and should check box b under section 16. Robert M. Brown, Jr., Acting Director, National Institute of Corrections. [FR Doc. 2013–13945 Filed 6–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–36–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE National Institute of Corrections Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement—IBM Instructional Guide and Assessment Tool Development National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement. AGENCY: 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 no later than September 15, 2013. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the development of an instructional guide and assessment tool(s) that will help jail practitioners improve their assessment of inmate needs and management of inmate behavior. Needs are defined as the physical or psychological requirement for well-being. Inmates have a variety of needs that should be identified and managed during their stay in jail. This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Jails Division. NIC Opportunity Number: 13JD04. This number should appear in the reference line in your cover letter, on Standard Form 424 in section 11 with the title of your proposal, and in the right justified header of your proposal. Number of Awards and Funds Available: Under this solicitation, one award will be made. The total amount of funds available under this solicitation is $30,000.00. Funds awarded under this solicitation may only be used for activities directly related to the project as described herein unless otherwise amended in writing by NIC. Applications: All applicants must be submitted electronically via http:// www.grants.gov. Hand delivered, mailed, faxed, or emailed applications will not be accepted. DATES: Application must be submitted before midnight on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Authority: Pub. L. 93–415. Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or private E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

National Institute of Corrections


Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement--Curriculum Development: 
Planning and Implementing Effective Mental Health Services in Jails

AGENCY: National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice.

ACTION: Solicitation for a 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 an 18-month period to begin no later than 
September 15, 2013. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve 
developing curriculum, based on the Instructional Theory Into Practice 
(ITIP) model, to train participants in the purpose, functions, and 
operational complexities surrounding the housing and treatment issues 
of inmates exhibiting signs and symptoms of mental illness. The awardee 
will produce a program description (overview), detailed narrative 
lesson plans, a participant manual that follows the lesson plans, and 
presentation slides for each lesson plan. A qualified awardee will have 
expertise in developing effective mental health treatment inside of 
jails and extensive experience in working with local jails on issues 
related to inmate mental health treatment. This project will be a 
collaborative venture with the NIC Jails Division.
    NIC Opportunity Number: 13JD02. This number should appear in the 
reference line in your cover letter, on Standard Form 424 in section 11 
with the title of your proposal, and in the right justified header of 
your proposal.

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    Number of Awards and Funds Available: Under this solicitation, one 
award will be made. The total amount of funds available under this 
solicitation is $120,000.00. Funds awarded under this solicitation may 
only be used for activities directly related to the project as 
described herein unless otherwise amended in writing by NIC.
    Applications: All applicants must be submitted electronically via 
http://www.grants.gov. Hand delivered, mailed, faxed, or emailed 
applications will not be accepted.

DATES: Application must be submitted before midnight on Wednesday, July 
3, 2013.

    Authority: Pub. L. 93-415.

    Eligibility of Applicants: An eligible applicant is any public or 
private agency, educational institution, organization, individual or 
team with expertise in the described areas.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: Local jails face significant challenges in managing 
inmates who are mentally ill. Often, jails do not have the trained 
personnel or other resources to provide adequate services to these 
inmates and would benefit greatly from a collaborative working 
relationship with the community's mental health services provider. The 
purpose of this curriculum is to help local jail practitioners and 
mental health service providers (1) understand the key elements of 
effective mental health services for jail inmates and (2) forge a 
productive working relationship that facilitates the provision of 
services for offenders with mental illness.
    Scope of Work: The cooperative agreement awardee will draft a 
curriculum on (1) the key elements of effective mental health services 
in jails and (2) the need for and types of collaboration necessary 
between the jail and community mental health services. The awardee will 
also pilot the curriculum and revise the curriculum based on an 
assessment of the pilot. The schedule of activities for this project 
should include, at a minimum, the following:

Meetings

    The cooperative agreement awardee will attend an initial meeting 
with the NIC project manager for a project overview and preliminary 
planning. This will take place shortly after the cooperative agreement 
is awarded.
    The awardee will also conduct two meetings with NIC staff and up to 
five subject matter experts (SMEs) in attendance. The purpose of these 
meetings is to identify clearly the needs for and obstacles to 
implementing effective mental health services in jails. Note that the 
SMEs will be selected by NIC in consultation with the awardee, but all 
costs associated with their meeting attendance will be paid by the 
awardee.
    The awardee will meet up to three times with NIC staff during the 
development of the draft curriculum. One meeting will be devoted to 
drafting a framework for the curriculum, including module topics, 
performance objectives, estimated timeframes, sequencing, and potential 
instructional strategies. The other meetings will focus on lesson plan 
development, review, and revision, and on other project issues, as they 
arise. These meetings will last up to 3 days each.
    The awardee will meet up to two times with NIC staff during the 
refinement of the draft curriculum into a final product. These meetings 
will focus on curriculum revisions and other project issues as they 
arise.
    The applicant should plan for all meetings to take place at the NIC 
office in Washington, DC. However, NIC will make provision for meetings 
through electronic means if unforeseen circumstances require.

Development of Draft Curriculum

    The cooperative agreement awardee will draft the full curriculum in 
consultation with NIC staff. Once the curriculum is drafted, the 
awardee will send it to NIC staff and selected jail mental health 
professionals for review.
    The jail mental health professionals will be chosen by NIC in 
consultation with the awardee, but the awardee will reimburse them for 
time and expenses related to the review. The draft curriculum must be 
submitted sufficiently in advance of the pilot to ensure there is time 
to make any required changes.

Curriculum Pilot

    The draft curriculum will be piloted to determine needed 
refinements. Although the length of the program will be determined by 
the content, the awardee should project that the program will last up 
to 3 full days.
    The awardee, in conjunction with NIC, will identify up to three 
trainers for the program. The awardee will contract with and pay all 
costs associated with the trainers, including travel, lodging, meals, 
fees, and miscellaneous expenses. The awardee will also furnish each 
trainer with a set of the approved lesson plans, participant manual, 
and presentation slides. NIC will select program participants; notify 
participants of selection and program details; supply training 
materials, including participant manuals; and secure, through a 
partnership agreement with a local jurisdiction, training space.
    NIC staff will attend the entire program, and the awardee will work 
closely with NIC staff during program delivery. At the end of each 
program day, the awardee will meet with NIC staff to review the modules 
delivered.

Curriculum Revision and Final Product

    Based on the pilot and discussions with NIC staff, the awardee will 
revise the curriculum. The awardee will submit the revised curriculum 
to NIC staff for final review and make any remaining changes. The 
awardee will submit the completed curriculum to NIC in hard copy and on 
disk.
    Deliverables: The final curriculum will include a program 
description (overview), detailed narrative lesson plans and a 
participant manual that follows the lesson plans (both in Word format) 
and presentation slides for each lesson plan (in PowerPoint format). 
The curriculum will be designed according to the ITIP model for adult 
learners. Lesson plans will be in a format that NIC provides.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: All technical or programmatic 
questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Mike 
Jackson, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of 
Corrections who may be reached by email at mpjackson@bop.gov. In 
addition to the direct reply, all questions and responses will be 
posted on NIC's Web site at www.nicic.gov for public review (the names 
or affiliations of those submitting questions will not be posted). The 
Web site will be updated regularly and postings will remain on the Web 
site until the closing date of this cooperative agreement solicitation.
    Application Requirements: Application Requirements: Applications 
should be typed, double spaced, in 12-point font, and reference the 
project by the ``NIC Opportunity Number'' (13JD02) and title in this 
announcement, ``Curriculum Development: Planning and Implementing 
Effective Mental Health Services in Jails.'' The 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 concisely written program narrative, not to exceed 30 numbered pages, 
in response to the statement of work, and a detailed budget with a 
budget narrative explaining projected costs. Applicants may submit a 
description of the project teams'

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qualifications and expertise relevant to the project, but should not 
attach lengthy resumes. Applicants must also attach a lesson plan in 
ITIP format, the corresponding participant material and the 
presentation slides from a curriculum that they have developed as a 
sample for consideration. These attachments should not exceed 5MB.
    The following forms must also be included: 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 
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://nicic.gov/Downloads/General/certif-frm.pdf.
    Failure to supply all required forms with the application package 
may result in disqualification of the application from consideration.

    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 CRR can be done online at the CCR Web site: 
http://www.bpn.gov/ccr. A CCR Handbook and worksheet can also be 
reviewed at the Web site.
    Review Considerations: Applications received under this 
announcement will be subject to the NIC Review Process. Proposals which 
fail to provide sufficient information to allow evaluation under the 
criteria below may be judged non-responsive and disqualified.
    The criteria for the evaluation of each application will be as 
follows:

Programmatic (40%)

    Are all of the project tasks adequately discussed? Is there a clear 
statement of how each task will be accomplished, to include the overall 
project goal(s), major tasks to achieve the goal(s), the strategies to 
be employed in completing the tasks, required staffing, and other 
required resources? Are there any approaches, techniques, or design 
aspects proposed that are new to NIC and will enhance the project?

Organizational (35%)

    Do the proposed project staff members possess the skills, 
knowledge, and expertise necessary to complete the tasks listed under 
the scope of work? Does the applicant organization, group, or 
individual have the organizational capacity to complete all project 
tasks? Does the proposal contain project management and staffing plans 
that are realistic and sufficient to complete the project within the 
project time frame?

Project Management/Administration (25%)

    Does the applicant identify reasonable objectives and/or milestones 
that reflect the key tasks, 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 ensure effective coordination? Is the proposed budget realistic, 
does it provide a sufficient cost detail/narrative, and does it 
represent good value relative to the anticipated results?
    Specific Requirements: Documents or other media that are produced 
under this award must follow these guidelines: Prior to the preparation 
of the final draft of any document or other media, the awardee must 
consult with NIC's Writer/Editor concerning the acceptable formats for 
manuscript submissions and the technical specifications for electronic 
media. For all awards in which a document will be a deliverable, the 
awardee must follow the guidelines listed herein, as well as follow the 
Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication as 
found in the ``General Guidelines for Cooperative Agreements,'' which 
can be found on our Web site at www.nicic.gov/cooperativeagreements.
    All final documents and other materials submitted under this 
project must meet the federal government's requirement for Section 508 
accessibility, including those provisions outlined in 1194 Subpart B, 
Technical Provisions, Subpart C, Functional Performance Criteria; and 
Subpart D, Documentation and Support, NIC's government product 
accessibility template (see www.nicic.gov/section508) outlines the 
agency's minimum criteria for meeting this requirement; a completed 
form attesting to the accessibility of project deliverables should 
accompany all submissions.

    Note Concerning Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) should be entered 
into box 10 of the SF 424. The CFDA number for this solicitation is 
16.601, Training and Staff Development. You are not subject to 
Executive Order 12372 and should check box b under section 16.


Robert M. Brown, Jr.,
Acting Director, National Institute of Corrections.
[FR Doc. 2013-13945 Filed 6-11-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4410-36-P