On January 6, 2021, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released
Rates of Youth Violence. CDC intends to commit up to $6,000,000 in FY 2021 to fund up to
five YVPCs for a period of up to five years.
The YVPCs funded under this announcement will partner with one or more communities with
high rates of youth violence and establish a youth advisory council to inform the implementation
and evaluation of prevention strategies. Professional development and training activities for
early career and junior researchers will be integrated into center activities. Funded YVPCs will
rigorously evaluate at least two prevention strategies to address at least two research areas,
Youth violence is a critical public health issue that has significant short- and long-term negative
impacts on youth, their families, and their communities. Homicide, for example, was the third
leading cause of death in 2018 for young people aged 10-24 years in the United States.
CDC’s YVPCs have significantly advanced the science and practice of youth violence
prevention to demonstrate communities can stop youth violence before it starts.
For More Information
This Notice of Funding Opportunity can be found at: grants.gov.
Letter of Intent requested by: February 5, 2021
Applications due: April 21, 2021
Pre-application teleconference to address prospective applicants' questions:
January 27, 2021 at 12:00pm Eastern Time
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-600-6035; use Passcode 23198543# when prompted