Rigorous Evaluation of Community-Centered Approaches for the Prevention of Community Violence

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is soliciting research proposals to expand the evidence base for the prevention and reduction of community violence, including youth violence and violence among young adults. Community violence is violence between individuals who are unrelated, and who may or may not know each other, generally taking place outside the home. Examples of community violence include youth violence, such as assaults or fights among groups, and shootings in public areas such as schools and on the streets.

The purpose of this announcement is to fund rigorous evaluation research projects that will expand the evidence base of proven prevention approaches for those most at risk of experiencing community violence, including youth, racial and ethnic minority groups, and disadvantaged or underserved groups. Research will evaluate community-centered prevention approaches implemented or planned for implementation in communities to reduce community violence victimization or perpetration, including severe forms of violence such as homicides, firearmrelated violence, and violence-related hospitalizations. Community-centered approaches are programs, policies, or practices that include and prioritize community members as key producers of knowledge, designating the community as an important decision-maker. Such communitycentered violence prevention approaches are feasible and acceptable to implement in one or more geographically defined communities experiencing high rates of violence. The results from this research will inform efforts to eliminate racial, ethnic, and economic inequities that increase risk for community violence across the country.

Applicants must propose to rigorously evaluate a community violence prevention approach that is currently implemented or planned for implementation in a proposed community(ies).


  • Letter of Intent: Feb. 15, 2022
  • Application: March 22, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicant organizations may submit more than one application to this NOFO, provided that each application is scientifically distinct. However, applicant institutions can submit only one application with the same contact PD/PI.

Amount Description

The maximum total funding for a single 12-month budget period is $550,000 (direct and indirect) per award. An applicant may request a project period of up to four (4) years. The maximum to total project funding amount is $2,200,000 (including direct and indirect costs) over the expected project period, with a maximum of $550,000 per award per year. The project period is expected to run from 9/30/2022 to 9/29/2026.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 22, 2022