NCIPC Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Funding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) provides funding for states and communities to track and prevent ACEs.

ACEs Prevention Strategies
ACEs Strategies

The six strategies above are featured in the ACEs Prevention Resource. This resource helps states and communities use the best available evidence to prevent ACEs from happening in the first place and to lessen harms when ACEs do occur.

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State Snapshots

Select a funded state from the map or data table below to view a snapshot of the ACEs activities supported by NCIPC.

While NCIPC supports other programs that work to prevent and mitigate ACEs, the map below shows funding provided directly to state and local recipients from the ACEs FY21 appropriation. Each snapshot contains:

  • Overall ACEs 2021 funding, including program categories and recipient information
  • Key ACEs-related statistics
  • Examples of how states are working to prevent and mitigate ACEs

Hover over the map to quickly view information about the funding and ACEs-related statistics for each state. Use the filter to see which states are funded for each award: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Data to Action (PACE:D2A) and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). Please note that YRBS funding was appropriated in FY20 for the administration of the FY21 survey.

Please note that while each state has data about ACEs burden, not all states receive ACEs funding. Only states that receive this funding are linked to a separate state snapshot web page.

ACEs Prevention and Mitigation in Tribal Communities


In FY20, NCIPC began funding tribal organizations through CDC’s umbrella cooperative agreement, Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Cooperative Agreement, to prevent and mitigate ACEs among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

The recipients and their associated annual funding amounts are below:

The Cherokee Nation also received $3,000 in FY20 to collect ACEs data from tribal youth through their administration of CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). This funding was appropriated in FY20 for use in administrating the 2021 survey.

To read more about ACEs prevention and mitigation efforts in tribal communities, click on the dropdowns for each of the recipients below.

To learn more about other CDC injury prevention efforts in tribal communities, click here.

Funding Over Time

CDC’s Injury Center was first appropriated a budget line for ACEs activities in 2020. Since then, the Injury Center has increased and expanded its funding to a variety of state, tribal, and non-governmental organizations. The visuals below are not comprehensive of all funding related to ACEs, but of major ACEs awards.

Historical Total ACEs Funding
ACEs Appropriation

In FY 2020 NCIPC was appropriated a new budget line for ACEs. Initially funded at $4 million, the FY 2021 appropriation is $5 million.

ACEs Appropriation Breakdown by FY

Where We’ve Been

The Injury Center’s national leadership and increased support to states, tribes, and non-governmental organizations is working to prevent and mitigate ACEs across the United States. Learn more about the key milestones and programs since 2020.

Other Support for ACEs

Beyond the $5M ACEs appropriation, CDC supports several initiatives, research, and partnerships to build state and tribal surveillance infrastructure and enhance ACEs prevention and mitigation. Click on the cards below to learn more.

Additional Resources

Related ACEs Links
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Take CDC’s VetoViolence Preventing ACEs Trainings!

These trainings will help you understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs.

There are introductory trainings for everyone, as well as provider-specific trainings for mental health and pediatric providers. Currently being developed are provider-specific trainings for faith-based groups and educators.

To view specific ACEs training resources, visit the Preventing ACEs Resources page.