Youth Violence Prevention through Community-Level Change

Posted by on January 21, 2005

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Title: Youth Violence Prevention through Community-Level Change
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS

SYNOPSIS: The sponsor funds a cooperative agreement to assess the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions designed to change community characteristics and social processes to reduce rates of youth violence perpetration and victimization. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2010” focus area(s) of Injury and Violence Prevention.

Deadline(s): 01/31/2005
Contact: Address: NCIPC Extramural Resources Team
CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
2945 Flowers Road, Yale Building, Room 2054
Atlanta, GA 30341

Program URL:
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Tel: 770-488-4037
Fax: 770-488-1662

The sponsor requests a letter of intent from applicants by January 31, 2005 to help gauge the level of interest in the program. The letter of intent is not required. The Application deadline is March 30, 2005.

Funding Limit: $600,000 AVERAGE
Duration: 4 YEAR(s)

OBJECTIVES: Priority will be given to the evaluation of primary prevention interventions and programs that focus on the social and economic environment (relationships among people and settings) and/or the physical environment, over those that focus on criminal justice responses (e.g., community policing, arrest strategies). These include: Strategies to increase social integration and cohesion by increasing community participation as well as formal and informal social support. Strategies to improve the physical and social characteristics of neighborhoods (e.g., through environmental design changes). Strategies to improve financial, housing, and/or employment issues in impoverished areas. Efforts to deconcentrate areas with high rates of poverty and violence. Strategies to increase formal and/or informal supervision of youth (e.g., access to after school programs). Strategies to reduce community density and availability of alcohol and drugs. Strategies to improve family stability by changing community characteristics (e.g., increasing the presence of or access to family support services; increasing neighborhood or civic support to facilitate family cohesion). Strategies focusing on increasing communities’ investment in schools and commitment to education (e.g., school-community partnerships; policies or incentives to increase school attendance and graduation rates).

Applications may be submitted by public and private nonprofit and for profit organizations and by governments and their agencies, such as: Public and Private nonprofit organizations; For profit organizations; Small, minority, women-owned businesses; Universities and Colleges; Research institutions; Hospitals; Community-based organizations; Faith-based organizations; Federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Indian tribes and Indian tribal organizations; State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents.

The sponsor expects to fund two awards in FY 2005 at approximately $600,000 for the first twelve month budget period. Approximately $4,800,000 total is available over the entire four years of the project period.

Source: Federal Register (12-30-05). Vol. 69, No. 250, (pp. 78419-26). (dss)

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