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  1. Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative (PRI):Informational Conferences Grant Applications Requirements U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration

  2. Presentation Overview • Grant Officer Responsibilities • Application Process • Review Process

  3. Grant Officer Responsibilities • Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGAs) • Preparation • Issuance • Federal Register • Grants.gov • Doleta.gov • Oversee answers to SGA related questions

  4. Responsibilities (cont.) • Oversee review and selection process • Convene application review panel • Panelists rate proposals against the rating criteria in the SGA • Evaluate the results of the review panel • Make award decisions • Negotiate terms and conditions of the final award

  5. Application Process – ReminderEligible Applicants • Eligible applicants for the PRI SGA • A Faith-based or Community-based organization (FBCO) • Located within or have a staff presence within the urban community that is the focus of the grant application • Applicants must demonstrate that its organization is an FBCO

  6. Application Process (cont.) • National and regional FBCO’s need to meet the same eligibility • Urban communities are those that are located within Urbanized Areas or Urban Clusters as designated by the Census Bureau in the 2000 Census

  7. Participant Eligibility-Reminder • Eligible Participants • Individuals 18 years and older who have been convicted as an adult • Never been convicted of a violent or sex related offense • 90% of the participants should be enrolled within 180 days after release from prison or a halfway house

  8. Application Process - Proposals • Part I of the proposal consists of: • SF 424 (Application for Federal Assistance) • DUNS Number • SF 424A (Budget Information Form) • Budget Narrative • Concise narrative for each line item • Ensuring Equal Opportunity Survey • Appendix C • Optional

  9. Proposals (cont.) • Part II of the proposal consists of: • Technical proposal that demonstrates the applicant’s capabilities to plan and implement the PRI grant project in accordance with the rating criteria in the SGA • Proposals must be received by the closing date of the SGA: 5:00 PM (ET) July 13, 2005

  10. Proposal Submission • Methods of Submission • Regular mail • Overnight mail • Hand delivery • Reference SGA/DFA PY-04-08 • Address is in the SGA • www.grants.gov • Get started now • Significant registration process the first time • Recommend submitting the day before

  11. Application Review Process • Technical review panels will meet after July 13 to review applications • Scoring is based on how completely applicants respond to the rating criteria in the SGA

  12. Rating Criteria-Reminder • Five Rating Criteria • Need in the city and neighborhoods to be served (20 Points) • Project design and service strategy, including sustainability (25 Points) • Connections to the Criminal Justice System for referring prisoners to the program and coordinating services upon release (20 Points)

  13. Rating Criteria (cont.) • Quality and experience of lead FBCO, including ability to manage the project (25 Points) • Cost-effectiveness and leveraging on non-Federal resources (10 Points)

  14. Application Review Process • Panels prepare a report for each applicant that includes: • Rating criteria scores • Evaluation comments relating to the criteria • Any additional comments or concerns relating to the proposal • Panel scores • Advisory in nature to the Grant Officer

  15. Application Review Process (cont.) • Final decisions are made by the Grant Officer and will be based on the best interests of government including: • Geographic balance • Program balance and diversity • Applicants will receive written notice of the results of the competition

  16. Conclusion • Questions and Answers