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Funding Opportunities: Building Healthy Teen Relationships

February 27, 2008 in Funding Opportunities

Program Number:  95958
Title:           Building Healthy Teen Relationships

Sponsor:         Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation

SYNOPSIS:
The sponsor provides support for the creation and evaluation of
comprehensive community-based models of prevention that aim to
decrease relationship violence and increase positive, protective
relationship skills. Up to eight geographically and ethnically diverse
sites will receive up to $250,000 per year for up to forty-eight
months.

Deadline(s):     03/17/2008
Established Date: 02/22/2008
Follow-Up Date:  02/01/2009
Review Date:     02/22/2008

Contact:         Debbie Lee, Deputy Director

Address:         Building Health Teen Relationships
Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
U.S.A.
E-mail:          debbie@endabuse.org
Web Site: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=20202
Program URL:
http://www.rwjf.org/files/applications/cfp/cfp_BHTR2008.pdf
Tel:             415-252-8900×11
Fax:
Deadline Ind:    Receipt

Deadline Open:   No
*See Restrictions for further information.

DEADLINE NOTE
The deadline for online registration is March 17, 2008. The deadline
for receipt of brief proposals is April 16, 2008 by 3:00pm ET. The
deadline for receipt of full proposals, if invited, is July 8, 2008 by
3:00pm ET.

Award Type(s):   Demonstration/Evaluation
General Project

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:   U.S.A. Institution (including U.S. Territories)

Appl Type(s):    Educational Organizations/Inst.
Non-Profit
Organizations–Community/Soc. Serv.
Public Institution
State/Local Agencies
Tax-exempt

Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit:   $25,000  YEAR
Duration:        4 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs:  Unspecified
Cost Sharing:    No
Sponsor Type:    Foundations

Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS

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OBJECTIVES:
Building Healthy Teen Relationships will support the creation and
evaluation of comprehensive community-based models of prevention that
aim to decrease relationship violence and increase positive,
protective relationship skills. Sites will be required to design and
implement a prevention model that builds on demonstrated approaches to
preventing relationship violence across the following four components:
educate and engage youth in schools and out of school settings;
educate and engage teen influencers such as parents, teachers and
other mentors; change policy and environmental factors; and implement
communications strategies to promote positive social norms.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants: must either be a tax-exempt organization under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or a tribal group recognized by
the U.S. federal government or; a public entity such as a unit of
government or school board; cannot be a private foundation as defined
under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code; and must show a
commitment of resources and capacity to continue work beyond the grant
period. Each applicant must have a base population of at least 2,000
youth between the ages of 10 to 14 in their community. Smaller
communities are encouraged to partner with neighboring communities to
reach this number. Priority should be given to lower-income
communities with high rates of violence.

FUNDING
Up to eight geographically and ethnically diverse sites will
receive up to $250,000 per year for up to forty-eight months. The
first phase of this four-year initiative will be a six-month planning
period. During this phase, planning grants of up to $125,000 each will
be awarded to help sites undertake deeper level assessments of the
nature of the dating violence problem in their community. At the
completion of this planning phase, each of the eight sites will be
eligible for the second phase of three-and-a-half years of
implementation funding provided that they meet established benchmarks.
Implementation grants will be for $125,000 for the remaining six
months of the first year of this initiative and up to $250,000 per
year for the following three years. Grant funds may be used for
project staff salaries, youth stipends, consultant fees, including
communications consultants, data collection and analysis, meetings,
supplies, project-related non-luxury travel, and other direct project
expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the
project. (kww)