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Grant Alerts and Funding Opportunities

FY 2023 Runaway and Homeless Youth-Prevention Demonstration Program (rhy-pdp)

Due Date: May 31, 2023

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Demonstration Program (RHY-PDP) program supports the design and delivery of community-based demonstration initiatives to prevent youth and young adults from experiencing homelessness. Through development and coordination of partnerships with youth and young adult services providers, community organizations and private and public agencies the RHY-PDP will: 1) Identify young people at risk of experiencing homelessness; 2) Design and develop a comprehensive community prevention plan to prevent youth homeless; 3) Implement the robust, holistic services plan to respond to the diverse needs of youth who may be at risk of homelessness and their families.

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Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success for Communities, Local Governments, Universities, Colleges, and Tribes/Tribal Organizations

Deadline: June 5, 2023

The purpose of this program is to help reduce the onset and progression of substance misuse and its related problems by supporting the development and delivery of community-based substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion services. The program is intended to expand and strengthen the capacity of local community prevention providers to implement evidence-based prevention programs.

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California 2023 Title II Grant Program – Tribal

Deadline: June 9, 2023

Funds from the Title II Grant program have been set aside for federally recognized tribal governments that serve tribal youth, which will be awarded through this Request for Proposal (RFP) process. This grant will target the reduction of the overrepresentation of Tribal youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.

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(Ed. Note: Other Title II grantees have used Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience with this funding.)

Runaway and Homeless Youth – Basic Center Program

Deadline: June 9, 2023

The BCP provides temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or are experiencing homelessness or housing instability who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. BCPs work to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of youth who have runaway from home due to family conflict or other crisis or who are experiencing homelessness, and their families. BCP grant recipients provide youth under 18 years of age with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care.

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Essentials for Childhood (EfC): Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences through Data to Action

Deadline: June 12, 2023

The three primary goals of this NOFO are to 1) enhance a state-level surveillance infrastructure that ensures the capacity to collect, analyze, and use ACE and PCE data to inform ACE prevention strategies and approaches; 2) support the implementation of data-driven, comprehensive, evidence-based ACE primary prevention strategies and approaches, particularly with a focus on health equity; and 3) conduct data to action activities on an ongoing basis to inform changes or adaptations to existing strategies or selection and implementation of additional strategies.

To support these goals, recipients are expected to leverage multi-sector partnerships and resources to improve ACE and PCE surveillance infrastructures and the coordination and implementation of ACE prevention strategies across the state and, for some recipients, communities within the state. As a result, there will be increased state capacity to develop and sustain a surveillance system that collects, uses, and disseminates data on ACEs and PCEs, including data used to identify health inequities; and increased implementation and reach of ACE prevention strategies that help to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments where children live, learn and play.

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Children and Youth Resilience Challenge

Deadline: July 7, 2023

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched the Children and Youth Resilience Challenge. This initiative invites proposals for community-led solutions to promote the resilience and mental health of children and youth affected by COVID-19 and other disasters. Proposals that advance equity for historically underserved communities are encouraged. Community-based and youth-led organizations, youth-serving entities, and individuals are eligible to apply.

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Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program

Deadline: July 18, 2023

The purpose of the SRAE Program is to fund projects to implement sexual risk avoidance education that teach participants how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity.  The services are targeted to participants that reside in areas with high rates of teen births and/or are at greatest risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Successful applicants are expected to submit program plans that agree to

1) use medically accurate information referenced to peer-reviewed publications by education, scientific, governmental or health organizations;

2) implement sexual risk avoidance curricula and/or strategies with an evidence-based approach to integrate research findings with practical implementation that aligns with the needs and desired outcomes for the intended audience; and

3) teach the benefits associated with self-regulation, success sequencing for poverty prevention, healthy relationships, goal setting, resisting sexual coercion, dating violence, and other youth risk behaviors such as underage drinking or illicit drug use without normalizing teen sexual activity.

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Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Education

Deadline: July 18, 2023

The goal of the Title V Competitive SRAE Program is to provide messages to youth that normalize the optimal health behavior of avoiding non-marital sexual activity and other risky behaviors that increase the risk for teen sex. The following objectives of the Title V Competitive SRAE Program are to:

  1. Implement curricula that includes medically accurate information, based on adolescent learning and developmental theories for the age group receiving the education.
  2. Implement SRAE curricula and strategies that are culturally appropriate, recognizing the experiences of youth from diverse communities, backgrounds, and experiences.
  3. Teach risk avoidance skills through methods that do not normalize teen sexual activity. Page 3 of 61

4. Target services to youth ages 10 to 19.

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Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation for Education

Deadline: Multiple Dates

The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation was established to support education and the education and the arts. While the Foundation has historically supported nonprofit organizations in Florida and Indiana, requests from around the country are considered. The Foundation primarily supports education, art, and outreach programs and projects. Grants of between $1,000 and $10,000 receive greater consideration. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Need more ideas for funding opportunities? Get one of our Funding Opportunity Reports for your Organization!

Forecasted Opportunities

Grants to Support New Investigators in Conducting Research Related to Preventing Interpersonal Violence Impacting Children and Youth

Estimated Post Date: May 31, 2023

The purpose of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support for an intensive, supervised (mentored) career development experience in violence prevention research leading to research independence. NCIPC supports K01 grants to help ensure the availability of an adequate number of trained scientists to address critical public health research questions to prevent violence and injury.   Applicants must propose a research project that addresses at least one of the research priorities in the interpersonal violence prevention section of the NCIPC Research Priorities ( as they relate to violence impacting children or youth (from birth through age 17). These research priorities include:Cross-cutting violence preventionAdverse Childhood ExperiencesChild abuse and neglectYouth violenceIntimate partner violence (teen dating violence)Sexual violence Applicants are also encouraged to address the following:Multiple forms of violence impacting children or youthFirearm-related behavior, crime, injuries, and deaths among children and youthThe social or structural conditions that contribute to violence and health inequities across population groupsApplicants should explicitly state the research priorities their application intends to address.

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Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01)

Estimated Post Date: May 31, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance understanding of approaches to prevent community violence and eliminate racial and ethnic inequities in risk for community violence. This initiative is intended to support effectiveness research to evaluate innovative programs, practices, or policies to address risk for violence and inequities in risk for violence among groups experiencing a high burden of community violence. Innovative approaches are those that have not been rigorously evaluated for effectiveness in reducing community violence. Consistent with CDC’s commitment to achieving health equity, investigation of inequities in exposure to and uptake of the selected approaches, and/or stratified analyses examining the differential impacts of the approach across populations disproportionately impacted by violence is a priority. Funds are available to conduct studies focused on preventing all forms of community violence involving youth or young adults (ages 10-34 years), including assaults, homicides, violence between groups, and threats/use of weapons.The primary objectives we wish to achieve with this initiative are:Objective One: Effectiveness research to evaluate innovative approaches with the potential for immediate or near immediate benefits (i.e., within 6 months) for reducing community violence and racial/ethnic inequities in risk for community violence.Objective Two: Effectiveness research to evaluate innovative place-based prevention approaches for reducing community violence and racial/ethnic inequities in risk for community violence.Objective Three: Effectiveness research to evaluate approaches that improve the social or structural conditions that contribute to community violence and racial/ethnic inequities in risk for community violence.Applicants are asked to clearly indicate in the application’s Abstract which objective, or combination of objectives, the research proposal intends to address.

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Rape Prevention Education: PeRPEtual (Promoting Equity in RPE Through Understanding, Action, and Leadership)

Estimated Post Date: June 21, 2023

The first step in submitting an application online is registering your organization at, the official HHS E-grant Web site. Registration information is located at the “Applicant Registration” option at applicant organizations must register at The one-time registration process usually takes not more than five days to complete. Applicants should start the registration process as early as possible.

Ed. Note: Relationship Smarts PLUS is currently being used for Rape Prevention Education in California!)

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Additional Funding Possibilities

Not for Profit Hospital (NFP) Funds

All NFP hospitals have an obligation to the IRS to provide some form of community benefit work. There are designated funds to provide community programming that aligns with the needs shown by the hospital’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This information is collected every three years and publicly posted. By researching your local NFP’s CHNA results, you may find opportunities to partner with their community benefit program to deliver teenage programs. Examples include classes for expecting or parenting teens, mental health support, nutrition courses, and more.

Questions to ask your local NFP Tip Sheet

Or, read this case study to see how one NFP in Arkansas funded their program for Love Notes

Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Partnerships

Blue Cross has partnerships with communities in each U.S. State. There are ongoing funding opportunities and grants to deliver improvement for community health. Learn more about the opportunities near you.

Despite your best efforts, you’ve just learned that your federal grant proposal was not funded or your grant non-continued. Bummer. We’ve been there too. After an appropriate amount of time to grieve, time to roll up your sleeves and get back to it! The youth you serve need relationship education. But how? Join Kay Reed and Aaron Larson in this webinar just for Dibble clients to explore alternative funding possibilities. California ACES grant was just announced, see below for this new opportunity.

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