Family and Community Violence Prevention Program

Support interventions that employ a public health approach to provide critical life skills development, academic skills, career advisement, and mentoring.

Support interventions that integrate violence prevention and crime reduction models with public health and community oriented policing approaches

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and require partnerships among law enforcement agencies, public health agencies and other community entities.

Support evidence-based programs that address unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority male youth and provide them opportunities to learn skills and gain experience that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Minority Youth Violence Prevention $ 2,684,194 Youth Empowerment Program II $ 2,061,842 TOTAL $ 4,746,036.

Fiscal Year 2017: Minority Youth Violence Prevention $ 2,684,194 Youth Empowerment Program II $ 2,061,842 TOTAL $ 4,746,036.

Fiscal Year 2018: Minority Youth Violence Prevention II $ 4,103,509.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - None.

Program Management Contact: Office of Minority Health, Division of Program Operations, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852.

Telephone: (240) 453-8444.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Loyola University Of Chicago $ 1,700,000   2017-07-152022-06-30
St. Louis County, Missouri $ 1,699,986   2017-07-152022-06-30
University Of Kansas Center For Research, Inc. $ 1,550,000   2017-07-152022-06-30
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey $ 1,441,756   2017-07-152022-05-01
Health, Rhode Island Department Of $ 1,544,037   2017-07-152021-12-31
Center For Self-sufficiency, Inc. $ 1,653,732   2017-07-152021-12-31
Kentucky State University $ 1,382,560   2017-07-152021-10-01
California State University San Marcos Corporation $ 1,699,834   2017-07-152021-07-31
Clayton County System Of Care Inc $ 1,610,000   2017-07-152021-06-30
Gang Alternative, Inc. $ 1,700,000   2017-07-152021-06-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds will be used to support a cooperative agreement for a family and community violence program to prevent minority related violence and improve health and human services to minorities, , although services may not be denied to otherwise eligible individuals regardless of race or ethnicity.

Funds are not to be used for the provision of health care services, construction, augmentation of ongoing Office of Minority Health (OMH) supported demonstrations, or to supplant ongoing project activities.

Grant funds may only be used to support activities outlined in the approved project plan. Funding prohibitions include any activity to advocate or promote any proposed, pending, or future Federal, State or local tax increase, or any proposed, pending, or future requirement or restriction on any legal consumer product, including its sale or marketing, including but not limited to the advocacy or promotion of gun control.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

* State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) * Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institution of higher education) * Nonprofit without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institution of higher education) * For-profit organizations (other than small business); for profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee * Small, minority, and women-owned business * Universities * Colleges * Research institutions * Hospitals * Community-based organizations * Faith-based organizations * Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal governments * American Indian/Alaska Native tribally designated organizations * Alaska Native health organizations * Urban Indian health organizations * Tribal epidemiology centers * Political subdivisions of states (in consultation with states).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Target populations: Alaskan Natives; American Indians; Asians; Blacks/African Americans; Hispanics/Latinos; Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; or subgroups of these populations; economically or environmentally disadvantaged populations; limited English populations. However, services may not be denied to otherwise eligible individuals based on race or ethnicity.


Proof of nonprofit status, if applicable, is required as part of the application submission. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. To apply, access the announcement through Enter the CFDA# and follow the website instructions. Applications submitted after the deadlines will not be accepted for review. The submission deadline will not be extended. Applications which do not conform to the requirements of the grant announcement will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant. Applications may only be submitted electronically via Any applications submitted via any other means of electronic communication, including facsimile or electronic mail, will not be accepted for review.

Award Procedures

Accepted applications will be reviewed by a review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health makes final decisions to approve, hold, or reject individual grants or contracts. Applicants are notified regarding the final decision on each application and are furnished with a Notice of Award for all projects approved.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


OMH is authorized to conduct this program under 42 U.S.C. Section 300 u-6, Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90 to 120 days from the application deadline date.




> 180 Days. The grant will have a 5-year project period with 12-month budget periods.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The grant program will have a 5-year project period with 12-month budget periods. Following the initial budget period, continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance. Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under a letter of credit. Necessary instructions regarding payment procedure will be provided at the time the notice of grant award is issued. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual Program reports are required.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to Payment Management Services 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Grantees are required to submit Quarterly Reports.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to the Office of Grants Management 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter and an annual FFR 90 days after the end of the budget period/project period end date.

Reports are to be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions.

Grantees are required to submit program performance reports as specified in the funding opportunity announcement.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR Part 74.53 and 45 CFR Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $4,746,036; FY 17 est $4,103,509; and FY 18 est $4,103,509 - Youth Empowerment Program II: $2,061,842 Minority Youth Violence Prevention II: $4,103,509 Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing: $2,684,194.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range from $370,000 to $500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Specific program requirements are contained in the application instructions found on, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Program Management Contact: Office of Minority Health, Division of Program Operations, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-8444.

Headquarters Office

Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Phone: (240) 453-8822.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Complete review criteria are published in the Federal Register Notice or can be obtained from the Program contact. Listed below are some criteria used to review applications: (1) consistency of project's goals and objectives with the Office of Minority Health's mission; (2) coherence and feasibility of methodology and activities selected to address the problem as evidence in the proposed implementation plan; (3) strength of proposed grant organization's management capability; (4) adequacy of qualifications, experience and cultural competence of proposed personnel; and (5) strength of analysis of potential impact or innovation the project proposes to generate.

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