Grant Opportunity College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative

Preconception Peer Educator clubs are eligible for this grant opportunity from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)/Office on Women’s Health (OWH). If your club is interested, you must draft a letter notifying the agency of your intent to apply by February 25, 2016 (by 5 p.m. ET).

Funding Opportunity No.WH-AST-16-001
Grant name: Announcement Availability of Funds for the College Sexual Assault Policy and Prevention Initiative
Status: Open
Application Deadline: April 8, 2016
Technical Assistance: A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held on February 18, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

To ensure adequate time to successfully submit your application, HHS/OASH recommends that you register as early as possible in Grants.gov since the registration process can take up to one month. For information on registering for Grants.gov, refer to http://www.grants.gov or contact the Grants.gov Contact Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (excluding Federal holidays) at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov

You are strongly encouraged to register multiple authorized organization representatives in Grants.gov to ensure someone is available to submit your application.

PURPOSE:

There are approximately 3,000 four-year and 2,000 two-year colleges and universities in the U.S. Yet many post-secondary schools have no or limited policies and procedures in place to prevent sexual assault.

The first goal is to disseminate sexual assault policy and prevention information to organizations in position to influence and implement policies and practices at post-secondary schools. For this initiative, each grantee will: Partner with organizations in position to influence policies and practices at post- secondary schools to disseminate sexual assault policy information and prevention strategies; and Partner with a cadre of post-secondary schools to institute policies and practices, and prevention strategies that prevent sexual assaults from occurring.

The second goal of this announcement is to provide technical assistance to a cadre of post-secondary schools to set policies and practices in place that prevent sexual assaults from 3 occurring. The grantee will create and partner with the technical advisory group and individual post-secondary schools to assist with instituting evidence-based policies and implementing sexual assault prevention activities on the school sites/campuses.

The third goal of this announcement is to assess the success of policy establishment and sustained prevention strategies for the partnering organizations and the post-secondary schools.

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