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July 2002Vol. 3, No. 6CDC to Fund Two Statewide Collaboratives on Sexual Abuse Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced availability of approximately $400,000 to fund two projects to create statewide prevention collaboratives to promote the development and implementation of child sexual abuse prevention programs that focus on adult or community responsibility and response in the prevention of perpetration, rather than focusing solely on the prevention of victimization. Applications are due August 19 and only one application per State will be funded; thus, State-level agencies and organizations are encouraged to collaborate to submit a single State application.

The goal of the two projects to be funded--with each award ranging from $150,000 to $250,000--is to broaden prevention efforts by blending the expertise of child abuse prevention and sexual abuse prevention organizations with that of public health agencies/organizations. This project funding is designed to complement existing victimization prevention programs that teach children personal safety by creating more comprehensive approaches focused on perpetration- and offender-based prevention.

Applications, forms, and more information about these projects can be found on the CDC home page at Click on "Funding" and then "Grants and Cooperative Agreements."

Related Items

Read the following articles about the faith-based initiative from previous issues of the Children's Bureau Express:

  • "HHS Launches New Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives" (February/March 2002)
  • "Unlevel Playing Field: Service Barriers for Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations" (November/December 2001)