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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: State Essentials for Childhood Initiative: Implementation of Strategies and Approaches for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Deadline: June 15, 2018

State Essentials for Childhood: Implementation of Strategies and Approaches for CAN Prevention (EfC:ISAC) is designed to address state-specific needs related to the urgent public health problem of Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN). This is accomplished by implementing statewide comprehensive strategies and approaches designed to reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), morbidity, mortality, and related health disparities associated with CAN. Proposed program activities will lead to formalized and sustainable systems change and increased alignment efforts of various initiatives and partnerships geared toward state planning activities. The aforementioned will be achieved through increased commitment to programs and other essential services in support of CDC’s CAN technical package.

EfC: ISAC requires recipients collaborating with partners to enhance state action plans, implement at least two complementary CAN prevention approaches, and develop and implement a process and outcome evaluation to support this work. Recipients are required to leverage multi-sector partnerships and resources in an effort to provide safe, stable nurturing relationships and environments for all children, with a particular focus on populations with an increased risk for CAN.

Strategies and activities include:

  • Enhance existing state action plan to support implementation and sustainability of comprehensive child abuse and neglect (CAN) prevention strategies, approaches and activities.
  • Leverage cross/multi-sector partnerships and resources toward CAN prevention. This can include building partnerships with state agencies, non-governmental agencies, healthcare and non-healthcare entities, and/or the business sector. CDC strongly encourages recipients to focus on populations at higher risk for CAN due to their adverse environments, including tribal, rural and other populations experiencing economic and social burden. Collaborations across the partnerships should continue throughout the funding period and facilitate the implementation of the enhanced state action plan.
  • Implement at least two complementary CAN prevention approaches, at least one from each of the following strategies: a) strengthen economic supports, and b) develop and implement a process and outcome evaluation of the state action plan and prevention strategies (including differential burden).

Amount: A total of $1,550,000 is available to fund five cooperative agreements that range from $200,000-$311,000 and average $255,500 per budget period. The period of performance length is five years.

Eligibility: State governments or their bona fide agents (includes the District of Columbia); local governments or their bona fide agents; territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau; State controlled institutions of higher education; and American Indian or Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized or state-recognized).

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302237

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