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Deadline: June 13, 2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing

The Office of Minority Health (OMH), in partnership with the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office, is supporting a national initiative to integrate public health and violence prevention approaches. OMH is seeking applications from organizations that can serve as demonstration sites for addressing both the disparities in access to public health and the elevated risk of violence and crime that exists in many of our nation’s most distressed neighborhoods. The Minority Youth Violence Prevention program intends to demonstrate the effectiveness of integrating public health and community policing approaches to reduce disparities in access to public health services and violent crimes and improve the health and wellbeing of communities of color. The program  requires partnerships among law enforcement agencies, public health agencies and other community entities.

The Minority Youth Violence Prevention Program will support program interventions developed through adaptations, refinements, and modifications of promising violence prevention and crime reduction models that are tailored to at-risk minority male youth (10-18 years old) and integrate a problem solving approach — such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) problem-solving model or the COPS Office “Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment (SARA) problem-solving model . These approaches should simultaneously address public health and public safety concerns and be tailored to at-risk minority male youth.

Successful applicants will be expected to work as a cohort with cross-site evaluation and technical assistance efforts coordinated and supported through the COPS Office.

Amount: Eight awards of $300,000-$400,000 will be made.

Eligibility: State and local governments; Local public health agencies (county and municipal); State, local and tribal law enforcement agencies; Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS status; Nonprofit without 501(c)(3) IRS status; For-profit organizations; Small, minority, and women-owned business; Universities; Colleges; Research institutions; Hospitals; Community-based organizations; Faith-based organizations; Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments;  American Indian/Alaska Native tribally designated organizations; Alaska Native health organizations; Urban Indian health organizations; Tribal epidemiology centers.


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