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 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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2024 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
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
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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 Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 Procedure
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 location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90 to 120 days from the application deadline date.
Not applicable.
More than 180 days. Grant projects can have a 4-year project period with a 12-month budget period.
How are proposals selected?
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.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Grantees are required to submit program performance reports as specified in the funding opportunity announcement.
Not applicable.
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
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, MD 20852 US
Phone: (240) 453-8822.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16$4,746,036.00; FY 17 est $4,103,509.00; FY 18 est $4,103,509.00; - 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
FY 2017 Awards range from $370,000 to $425,000. FY2018 Awards range from $370,000 to $425,000 FY2019 Proposed Awards range from $370,000 to $425,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Specific program requirements are contained in the application instructions found on, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.
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
Fiscal Year 2019 MYVP II Total $4,000,000


Federal Grants Resources