Corrections Research and Evaluation and Policy Formulation

To conduct, encourage, and coordinate research relating to corrections including the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of criminal offenders.

To conduct evaluation programs which study the effectiveness of new approaches, techniques, systems, programs, and devices employed to improve

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the corrections system.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Office - None.

Contact Deputy Director NIC, 320 First Street NW Room 5002, Washington, DC 20534.

Telephone: (202) 514-4254.

Toll-free: 800-995-6423.

FAX: 303-307-3361.

NOTE: All applications are to be sent to the NIC Washington office.
Website Address

http://www.usdoj.gov


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Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Department Of Corrections $ 749,559   2009-10-012012-09-30
Department Of Public Safety And Corrections - $ 749,998   2009-10-012012-09-30
Baltimore City Health Department $ 750,000   2009-10-012012-09-30
Oregon Youth Authority $ 750,000   2009-10-012012-09-30
City And County Of San Francisco $ 660,615   2009-10-012012-09-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides assistance for upgrading correctional programs, services, and techniques at State and local levels.

Services are available to the entire range of correctional agencies, including probation, parole, institutions, jails, and community programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, general units of local government, public and private agencies, educational institutions, organizations and individuals involved in the development, implementation or operation of correctional programs and services.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, general units of local government involved in the development, implementation or operation of correctional programs and services.

Credentials/Documentation

OMB Circular No. A-87 cost principles applicable to grants with State and local governments; OMB Circular No. A-21 cost principles for educational institutions; and OMB Circular No. A-122 cost principles for nonprofit organizations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. For project grants, applicant submits proposal on Standard Form 424 - Federal Assistance. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular Nos. A-102, and A-110, A-128, and A-133. Environmental assessment is required for federally funded projects that are a major Federal action significantly affecting the human environment as defined in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Award Procedures

A formal application (Standard Form 424 - Federal Assistance) is submitted to NIC. When it is determined that the project will be funded, a letter and award package are sent to the grantee.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended; Public Law 93-415, 18 U.S.C. 4351-4353.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 90 days.

Appeals

Appeals may be made to the Director of NIC.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds advanced as required. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: SF-270 Request for Advance/Reimbursement. Payments are process thru ACH to awardee's bank account.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Are due 30 after each fiscal year's quarter.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Are due 30 after each fiscal year's quarter.

Are due 30 after each fiscal year's quarter.

Are due 30 after each fiscal year's quarter.

Also before funds are approved for payment by program staff.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Full fiscal and program audits at close of grant and on-site inspections as needed throughout the project period.

Records

Grantee must keep complete records on receipt and disposition of federal funds for at least 3 years after the submission of the final financial report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-1060-0-1-754.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 15 $147,500; FY 16 est $200,000; and FY 17 est $450,000 - During FY15, a decision was made that NIC not to award cooperative agreements instead award Purchase Orders and Contracts. In FY 16, the decision was reversed and NIC started to issue Cooperative Agreements along with Purchase Orders and Contracts.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Contact Deputy Director NIC, 320 First Street NW Room 5002, Washington, DC 20534. Telephone: (202) 514-4254. Toll-free: 800-995-6423. FAX: 303-307-3361. NOTE: All applications are to be sent to the NIC Washington office.

Headquarters Office

Harry Fenstermaker 500 1st Street NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20534 Email: hfenstermaker@bop.gov Phone: 202-307-6687

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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