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Funding Announcement from CDC: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Data to Action

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released CDC-RFA-CE20-2006: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Data to Action (PACE: D2A). This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is expected to fund four recipients to address state-specific needs related to the public health problem of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0–17 years). ACEs are linked to chronic physical and mental health problems, future violence victimization, and reduced life opportunities. Examples of ACEs include experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect; witnessing violence; and having a family member attempt or die by suicide.

ACEs may also include aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding, such as growing up in a household with:

  • substance misuse,
  • mental health problems,
  • instability due to parental separation, or
  • household members being in jail or prison.

Funded recipients will implement comprehensive strategies and approaches designed to reduce ACEs. Under this NOFO, recipients will increase use of primary prevention activities that are based on the best available evidence. Recipients will be expected to leverage multi-sector partnerships and resources to improve ACEs surveillance infrastructures and the coordination and implementation of ACEs prevention strategies across the state as a whole and communities within the state. As a result, recipients will increase their capacity to develop and sustain a surveillance system that includes ACEs-related data and increase implementation and reach of ACEs prevention strategies that help to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments where children live, learn, and play.

Recipients will focus on the implementation of at least two designated strategies derived from CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention’s resource, Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence.


Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on July 13, 2020

Read the full funding announcement and learn how to apply.


For more information

Information will be provided for eligible applicants on one conference call/webinar on Thursday, May 14th, 1:30 – 3 p.m. ET.

Register and access the webinar.

For audio, call 1-855-348-8390 and use the following conference ID: 13679017

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