CDC Rigorous Evaluation of Community-Centered Approaches for the Prevention of Community Violence

Sponsor Deadline: 

Mar 22, 2022

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Feb 15, 2022


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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CDC Rigorous Evaluation of Community-Centered Approaches for the Prevention of Community Violence

(p. 6 of the PDF)  Eligible applicant organizations may submit more than one application to this NOFO, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.

The purpose of this announcement is to fund rigorous evaluation research projects that will expand the evidence base of proven prevention approaches for those most at risk of experiencing community violence, including youth, racial and ethnic minority groups, and disadvantaged or underserved groups. Research will evaluate community-centered prevention approaches implemented or planned for implementation in communities to reduce community violence victimization or perpetration, including severe forms of violence such as homicides, firearmrelated violence, and violence-related hospitalizations. Community-centered approaches are programs, policies, or practices that include and prioritize community members as key producers of knowledge, designating the community as an important decision-maker. Such communitycentered violence prevention approaches are feasible and acceptable to implement in one or more geographically defined communities experiencing high rates of violence. The results from this research will inform efforts to eliminate racial, ethnic, and economic inequities that increase risk for community violence across the country. Applicants must propose to rigorously evaluate a community violence prevention approach that is currently implemented or planned for implementation in a proposed community(ies).

CDC Forecasted: Community Violence Prevention: Putting Communities First - Safer Communities and Saving Lives
Estimated Post Date: April 5, 2022
This NOFO will fund up to 50 community-driven collaborative applicants A community collaborative is a group of community organizations and local partners working directly in the community to prevent violence. Each community-driven collaborative would identify one lead organization (e.g., mayor’s office, non-profit, tribal org, local health department) that will apply on their behalf.