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CE14-1401 - Rape Prevention and Education Program

Initial Fiscal Year: 2014
Program: DVP
FOA Number: CE14-1401 - Rape Prevention and Education Program

Purpose and Description

Sexual violence is a major public health problem.  According CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), in the United States, nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime, while 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced severe sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lives.  

The overarching purpose of the Rape Prevention and Education Program (RPE) is to prevent sexual violence perpetration and victimization by implementing primary prevention strategies.  This FOA will support RPE -funded organizations to implement sexual violence prevention strategies that adhere to general principles of effective prevention strategies.  These principles include: addressing modifiable risk and protective factors for perpetration and victimization, addressing multiple levels of the social ecology, emphasizing primary prevention, having sufficient dosage or intensity, being culturally relevant, being developed and implemented with stakeholders and based on best available evidence.  Additionally, this FOA aims to improve program evaluation infrastructure and capacity. 

To accomplish the goals of this FOA, the program strategy involves the focused implementation of four main components: 

  • Component 1 - Implementation of sexual violence (SV) prevention strategies
  • Component 2 – Provision of training and technical assistance to RPE funded organizations on the implementation of SV prevention strategies
  • Component 3 -  Building program evaluation infrastructure and capacity
  • Component 4 - Participation in program support activities.

Applicants from the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are not expected to implement any activities under the building program evaluation capacity and infrastructure component (component 3). 

The primary outcomes of interest include: 1) increased proportion of RPE-funded organizations that are implementing sexual violence prevention strategies according to effective prevention principles and 2) improved program evaluation infrastructure and capacity.

Eligibility is limited to state and territorial health departments.  This is a five year cooperative agreement.  Awards will be made using the following funding formula that is based on 2010 census data: U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Palau, American Samoa and Guam will receive $35,000; the 50 states, District of Columbia and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will receive a base of $150,000 plus funding using a population-based funding formula.

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