Corrections Technical Assistance/Clearinghouse

To encourage and assist Federal, State, and local government programs and services, and programs and services of other public and private agencies, institutions, and organizations in their efforts to develop and implement improved corrections programs.

To assist and serve in a consulting capacity
to Federal, State, and local courts, departments, and agencies in the development, maintenance, and coordination of programs, facilities, services, training, treatment, and rehabilitation with respect to criminal and juvenile offenders.

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.

For information, contact NIC at, 320 First Street NW Room 5002, Washington DC 20534.

Telephone: (202)307-3106 Toll-Free (800) 995-6423 FAX: (202)-307-3361.

For technical assistance related to staff training, contact Chief NIC Academy Division, 11900 E.

Cornell Avenue, Unit C, Aurora, CO 80014.

Telephone: (303) 338-6600.

Toll-free: (800)995-6429.

FAX: (303) 338-6601.

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

http://www.usdoj.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides assistance for upgrading and and operation of correctional facilities, programs, and services 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

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for 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. Applications under this program are subject to State Level Review under E.O. 12372 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal programs' which provides for a 30 or 60 day review of proposed Federal action and transmittal of comments through a Single State Point of Contact. An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular Nos. A-102, A-110, 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.

Award Procedures

A formal application (Standards 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, Public Law 93-415, 18 U.S.C. 4351-4353, as amended.

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 processed thru ACH to awardee's bank account.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

30 days after each fiscal year's quarter.

Cash reports are not applicable.

30 days after each fiscal year's quarter.

30 days after each fiscal year's quarter.

30 days after each fiscal year's quarter.

Approval by project manager before payments are processed.

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 grant.

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 $625,000; FY 16 est $800,000; and FY 17 est $800,000 - During FY 15, 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. For information, contact NIC at, 320 First Street NW Room 5002, Washington DC 20534. Telephone: (202)307-3106 Toll-Free (800) 995-6423 FAX: (202)-307-3361. For technical assistance related to staff training, contact Chief NIC Academy Division, 11900 E. Cornell Avenue, Unit C, Aurora, CO 80014. Telephone: (303) 338-6600. Toll-free: (800)995-6429. FAX: (303) 338-6601. 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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