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North Carolina Rape Prevention and Education Program: Community Approaches to Preventing Sexual Violence

Contracts for Services to North Carolina Nonprofits
and Agencies to Address Gender-Based Violence

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Division of Public Health (DPH) - Chronic Disease and Injury Section - Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB)

Conf. Date:

08/18/21

LOI Date:

08/30/21

Deadline Date:

09/13/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Contracts for services to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and government agencies to address gender-based violence. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended for community and societal programs to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for sexual violence perpetration, with the intended long-term impact of reducing the incidence of rape and sexual violence in the state.

The goal of the NC RPE program is to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for sexual violence perpetration, with the intended long-term impact of reducing the incidence of rape and sexual violence in the state. The means to achieve this goal include providing a broad array of primary prevention strategies that address multiple avenues of influence on behavior. This RFA’s objectives in support of this goal are to:

  1. Implement local sexual violence primary prevention strategies and activities that are aligned with community needs and strengths and the best available evidence about sexual violence primary prevention;
  2. Increase local efforts focused on community and societal-level approaches to sexual violence primary prevention;
  3. Increase coordination among organizations and community groups in support of violence prevention;
  4. Increase the integration of health equity strategies in sexual violence primary prevention activities and partnerships; and
  5. Increase process and outcome evaluation of primary prevention efforts.

The NC RPE Program is committed to promoting health equity in North Carolina. Health equity is when all people, regardless of their identities or circumstances, have full, fair, and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Building toward health equity requires working to end health disparities, or preventable differences in health outcomes. To achieve health equity, the root causes of health disparities, such as poverty, racism, sexism, and ableism must be addressed.

Category Selection:

Applicants must use a minimum of either 35% or 75% of their budgeted staff time to work on community or societal level strategies, depending on the funding Category they select. The remainder of staff time may be spent on individual/relationship level strategies.

  1. Applicants demonstrating a minimum of 35% time spent on community or societal strategies will be eligible to receive $70,000 per year. These applicants will be applying under Category A.
  2. All applicants demonstrating a minimum of 75% time spent on community or societal level change will be eligible to receive $87,000 per year. These applicants will be applying under Category B.

Funding priorities can be found at https://www.injuryfreenc.ncdhhs.gov/library/rfa/A386/RFA-A386-Fixed%20Appendix.pdf#page=15.

Allowable Strategies and Activities can be found at https://www.injuryfreenc.ncdhhs.gov/library/rfa/A386/RFA-A386-Fixed%20Appendix.pdf#page=19.

Deliverables can be found at https://www.injuryfreenc.ncdhhs.gov/library/rfa/A386/RFA-A386-Fixed%20Appendix.pdf#page=22.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147863

Number of Grants:

. It is anticipated that up to eleven applicants will be awarded through this application, including up to five Category B applicants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $210,000 for the entire project period if applying for Category A funding, or up to $261,000 for the entire project period if applying for Category B funding

Term of Contract:

This funding is anticipated to be available for 36 months from February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2025.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is open to private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and public or local governmental agencies, excluding colleges and universities, in North Carolina that can clearly demonstrate a commitment to the primary prevention of sexual violence. Although North Carolina colleges and universities are ineligible to apply for this cycle of Rape Prevention and Education funding, the NC RPE Program is committed to the continued support of North Carolina’s colleges and universities through training and technical assistance provided by the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) and the NC Campus Consortium.

This opportunity is open to organizations that do not have addressing sexual violence as their primary mission, provided they have the capacity to complete the requirements of the Request for Applications.

Private non-profit organizations and public or local governmental agencies may also apply as a lead organization and fiscal sponsor of a multi-organization coalition that includes grassroots community organizations. While all applicants are required to partner with community stakeholders, applicants who apply as lead organizations and fiscal sponsors should be engaged in intensive collaboration. This includes shared decision-making, as well as shared resources, staffing, and/or funding via subcontract(s) with other organizations in the coalition. Multi-organization coalition applicants should be able to demonstrate previous collaborative community-level work.

Funding restrictions can be found at https://www.injuryfreenc.ncdhhs.gov/library/rfa/A386/RFA-A386-Fixed%20Appendix.pdf#page=9.

Ineligible expenses can be found at https://www.injuryfreenc.ncdhhs.gov/library/rfa/A386/RFA-A386-Fixed%20Appendix.pdf#page=32.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Bidder’s Conference / Teleconference / Question & Answer Period:
All prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a Bidder's Conference on (Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 2:00PM) at: https://zoom.us/j/93984777623?pwd=eCtLcy81V0psWmRwdmFySTZvMWM5Zz09, accessible by phone at 9294362866, meeting ID# 93984777623.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process Summary Dates:
- August 4, 2021: Request for Applications released to eligible applicants.
- August 18, 2021: Bidder’s Conference / Teleconference.
- August 20, 2021: End of Q&A period. All questions due in writing by 5pm.
- August 30, 2021: Answers to Questions released to all applicants, as an addendum to the RFA.
- August 30, 2021: Optional Notice of Intent due.
- September 13, 2021: Applications due by 5pm.
- October 12, 2021: Successful applicants will be notified.
- February 1, 2022: Proposed Contract Start Date.

Timeline:
- Notice of Intent: Any agency that plans to submit an application is encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent no later than 5pm on August 30, 2021 to Deena Fulton, Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program Manager. The Notice of Intent is not required or binding.
- Applications: Applicants must submit an electronic copy of the signed application and all attachments to Deena Fulton by 5pm on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Funds are distributed on a reimbursement after expenditure basis, meaning organizations must be financially able to fund expenses up front and then request reimbursements. Project expenses will be reimbursed on a monthly basis for approved expenses incurred during the prior month.

System for Award Management Database (SAM): All grantees receiving federal funds must be actively registered in the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM) database, or be willing to complete the registration process in conjunction with the award (see www.sam.gov). To maintain an active SAM record, the record must be updated no less than annually. Applicants must also provide documentation of the agency’s DUNS number.

The Bidder’s Conference webinar occurred on Wednesday, August 18. The recording can be viewed here: https://zoom.us/rec/share/JvKHj3rckYBGvocyBYGjImE_vecFg0z0AhWng2DQrKAWTN6KuJixb3TvsziOpNF-.m2RPJWavoqpI5m4I, with the access passcode: RFA*2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications and direct inquiries concerning this RFA to:
Deena Fulton
deena.fulton@dhhs.nc.gov

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # A386

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