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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Preventing HIV Infection in Women through Expanded Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention, Screening, and Response Services

Deadline: June 12, 2019

The Intimate Partner Violence (IVP) program seeks applicants capable of providing a community-level focus to the prevention, screening, and response to intimate partner violence and its intersection with the risk of HIV infection. Successful approaches will work across different systems and/or sectors of service provision to incorporate relevant stakeholders and health and human service providers in comprehensive approaches. New prevention, screening, and response activities based on identifying and addressing harmful gender and social norms that contribute to IPV and address increased risk of HIV infection will serve as the basis of applicants’ efforts. Existing prevention, screening, and response activities will also be expanded through this approach.

Approaches will be guided by the core strategies and approaches outlined in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) STOP SV technical package. STOP SV is comprised of the following five strategies:

  1. Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence
  2. Teach Skills to Prevent Sexual Violence
  3. Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women
  4. Create Protective Environments
  5. Support Victims/Survivors to Lessen Harms

The STOP SV technical package will help public health practitioners identify core focus areas, strategies, and approaches for preventing and responding to intimate partner violence; and guide projects’ strategies and approaches to promoting social norms that protect against violence, and supporting victims/survivors to lessen the harms they experience. Additionally, response activities will be rooted in STOP SV’s strategy of supporting victims/survivors to lessen the harms they experience, including increased risk of HIV infection. These approaches will work toward potential outcomes such as reductions in short- and long-term negative effects of IPV victimization, including HIV infection, and improvements in access to services for IPV survivors.

Amount: Approximately $3,100,000 is available to make up to five awards ranging from $500,000-$1,033,333 for a period not to exceed two years.

Eligibility: Any public or private nonprofit entity located in a State (which includes one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands); faith-based organizations; and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) organizations.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308957

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