U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Preventing Violence Affecting Young LivesDeadline: May 1, 2021
The Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives (PREVAYL) program will allow for the implementation of complementary community and societal level strategies, and address social determinants of health and racial inequity to prevent violence impacting adolescents and young adults in order to decrease the high rates of violence (e.g. in communities of color) and sustain widespread impact and reach of violence prevention strategies. It builds on the accomplishments and outcomes achieved in the prior solicitation, Addressing Teen Dating and Youth Violence Through Shared Risk and Protective Factors, and places an emphasis on outer-level (community and societal level) strategies.
- Community-level strategies are those strategies that target the characteristics of settings (e.g., schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods) that increase the risk for or protect people from violence particularly the social, economic, and environmental characteristics of settings.
- Societal-level strategies are those strategies that look at the broad societal factors that help create a climate in which violence is encouraged or inhibited. These factors include social and cultural norms that support violence as an acceptable way to resolve conflicts. Other large societal factors include the health, economic, educational and social policies that help to maintain economic or social inequalities between groups in society.
The purpose of the funding is to address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults by implementing prevention approaches with an emphasis on the outer levels of the social-ecological model (i.e., community/societal levels; see glossary within application for more details). Recipients must implement community/societal level strategies and approaches that address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults, develop and/or enhance a jurisdictional violence prevention strategic plan, develop and implement an evaluation plan, develop a sustainability plan, and participate in a multi-sector coalition.
Applicants must propose at least 2 community/societal-level programs, policies, and/or practices that align with strategies and approaches from CDC’s technical packages (https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/communicationresources/pub/technical-packages.html). One of these must be a public engagement or public education campaign that addresses multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults in the target population (adolescents and young adults ages 10-24) with emphasis at the outer levels of the SEM; collaborate and coordinate a violence prevention strategic plan with multisector partners to expand and sustain violence prevention; conduct process and outcome evaluation; and translate data into action and facilitate the use of data.
Additionally, the PREVAYL program has three areas of activities: 1) Strategy Implementation, 2) Strategic Collaboration and Sustainability, and 3) Program Evaluation. In addition to participating in CDC’s technical assistance, meetings, and evaluation activities, recipients will coordinate with a current/active multi-sector coalition, steering committee, community advisory board, or similar collaborative entity to complete the ongoing three areas of activities for this NOFO as specified in their annual NOFO work plan. Recipients will work with this entity to facilitate and coordinate strategic planning, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability planning and expand violence prevention efforts impacting adolescents and young adults in communities of color.
See solicitation for further details around required activities.
Amount: A total of $10,000,000 is available to make up to eight awards that range from $225,000-$250,000.
Eligibility: County governments; city or township governments; state governments; special district governments; independent school districts; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal organizations; nonprofits with or without a 501(c)(3) status; institutions of higher education; for-profit organizations; and small businesses.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong understanding of the public health approach to violence prevention and have experience implementing adolescents and young adult violence prevention strategies.