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93.910 Family and Community Violence Prevention Program (Family Life Centers)
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title XVII, Section 1707(e)(1), 42 U.S.C. 300u et seq.
To establish Family Life Centers on the campuses of 24 minority institutions of higher education to: 1) Assess local community resources for violence prevention projects; 2) Coordinate activities with existing violence prevention projects; 3) Design and implement educational interventions addressing interpersonal family violence; and 4) Design and implement a project to identify students from dysfunctional families and support them with coping strategies.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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. 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 supplantation of ongoing project activities.
Applicant Eligibility: Eligible Applicants: An institute of higher education representing 4-year undergraduate institutions and a 2 year tribal college historically identified as providing education primarily to minority students, or having a majority enrollment of minority students.
Pre-application Coordination: This program does not require any preapplication coordination. 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. When indicated in an individual program announcement, applications are subject to review in accordance with the national Planning and Resources Development Act, Public Law 93.641 as amended. For the technical assistance component of this program, when indicated in individual program announcements, applications are eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Semi-annual progress reports are required for the cooperative agreement with final performance report due 90 days after the end of the project period. Financial status report is due 90 days after the end of the budget period with a final financial status report due no later than 90 days after the end of the project period.
Account Identification: 75-0120-0-1-551.
In fiscal year 2001, one continuation award was issued to the same institute representing 24 participants. It is estimated that one continuation award 26 participants will be made in fiscal year 2002. In fiscal year 2003, it is anticipated that one continuation award will be issued with 27 participants.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the PHS Grants Policy Statement.
Regional or Local Office:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
The following are examples of projects funded under the cooperative agreement: 1) A database and resource directory was developed on viable violence and substance abuse services and resources; 2) A variety of education experiences were provided to youth and families to assist them in making positive life style choices and facilitating their educational pursuits; and 3) Community outreach services were provided to neighborhoods.
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.