Injury Center Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

CE04-066 – National Online Resource Center for VAW

Initial Fiscal Year: 2004
Program: DVP
FOA Number: CE04-066
FOA Title: National Online Resource Center for VAW


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 funds for a cooperative agreement to fund a national on-line, publicly accessible collection of resources and discussion forums to support the prevention of violence against women (VAW). This program addresses the “Healthy People 2010” focus area of Injury and Violence Prevention.

The purpose of this program is to support an on-line, publicly accessible collection of resources and discussion forums on violence against women (VAW) within an organization that currently manages an on-line collection. This program will utilize current technology to build the capacity of local, State, national and Tribal agencies and organizations to develop, implement and evaluate VAW prevention initiatives and intervention programs.

For the purposes of this program announcement the following definitions apply:
Intervention: services, policies and actions provided after domestic violence or sexual violence as occurred and may have the advantageous effect of preventing a re-occurrence of violence.
Prevention: population-based and/or environmental/system level services, policies and action that prevent violence against women from initially occurring. Prevention efforts work to modify and/or entirely eliminate the event, conditions, situations, or exposure to influences (risk factors) that result in the initiation of violence against women and associated injuries, disabilities, and deaths. Additionally, prevention efforts seek to identify and enhance protective factors that may prevent violence against women not only in at-risk populations but also in the community at large.
Violence Against Women: Minimally, violence against women refers to physical violence, sexual violence, threats of physical and/or sexual violence, stalking, and psychological/emotional abuse against women by any perpetrator (e.g. spouse, acquaintance, stranger, etc.).

The program requires three (3) core components:
1. Provide a searchable, on-line, publicly accessible, full-text collection of resources that address VAW.
2. Provide on-line, publicly accessible discussion forum(s) for participants to exchange ideas, share resources, discuss emerging issues and network in order to support effective local, State, national and Tribal prevention initiatives and intervention programs.
3. Compile, translate and disseminate VAW research and evaluation findings.

Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with the following performance goal for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: Increase the capacity of injury prevention and control programs to address the prevention of injuries and violence.

Awarded Projects

Project Title: National On-Line Resource Center for VAW
Grant Number: 5 U1V CE324010-05
Project Period: 9/30/2004 – 9/29/2009

Project Title: National On-line Resource Center for Violence Against Women
Grant Number: 5 U1V CE924011-05
Project Period: 9/30/2004 – 9/29/2009