This webpage provides information on how FNS is responding to COVID-19, including Child Nutrition Programs, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs, and USDA Foods Programs. USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve program participants across their 15 nutrition programs. They have already begun to issue waivers to ease program operations and protect the health of participants. Learn more.
Application Deadline: May 26, 2020
This funding opportunity from the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control supports implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention. Such an approach includes strong leadership as the convener of multi-sectoral partnerships; prioritizes data to identify vulnerable populations and to better characterize risk and protective factors impacting suicide; leverages current prevention practices and fills gaps by selecting multiple and complementary strategies with the best available evidence using CDC’s Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices (PDF, 62 pages), rigorously evaluates the overall approach and individual activities; feeds data back into the system for quality improvement and sustainability; and effectively communicates results. The purpose of this NOFO is to implement and evaluate this approach to suicide prevention, with attention to vulnerable populations that account for a significant proportion of the suicide burden and have suicide rates greater than the general population in a jurisdiction(s). Learn more.
The Department of Education has created a webpage to house COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") information and resources for schools and school personnel. Through collaboration and coordination with State and local health departments, State and local educational agencies, other education officials, and elected officials, schools can disseminate critical information about the disease and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community. Learn more.
Students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Upon a proper request (PDF, 2 pages), the Department of Education will grant a waiver to any state that is unable to assess its students due to the ongoing national emergency, providing relief from federally mandated testing requirements for this school year. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages).
The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multi-sector effort to improve health literacy. The plan includes seven broad goals with multiple high level strategies for various stakeholders and provides a focal point for the field. Learn more.
Dates: March 30 - April 5, 2020
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) connects teens with resources to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol. In lieu of in-person events and activities, NIDA encourages virtual participation. The NDAFW website shares activities that teens, parents, caregivers, and teachers can do that don’t involve leaving the house. Learn more.
This tip sheet (PDF, 4 pages) provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. It also describes feelings and thoughts people may have during and after social distancing, quarantine, and isolation and suggests resources and ways to care for behavioral health during these experiences. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).
Deadline: April 13, 2020
OJJDP seeks a training and technical assistance provider to establish a regional network of partnerships to develop strategies to address Alaska Native youth's cultural needs and support their successful functioning at home, in school, and in the community in order to build the capacity of tribal communities across Alaska to address the specific needs and challenges of those who work with Alaska Native youth. OJJDP expects the successful applicant to serve as the primary training and technical assistance provider for all OJJDP-funded tribal programs for youth in Alaska. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2020
OJJDP will award a cooperative agreement to continue the activities of the National Gang Center (NGC), which provides training and technical assistance to OJP-funded programs and communities across the country to address the issues of youth gun and gang violence. NGC tracks current research and trends on gangs and maintains a database of comprehensive information on the development and implementation of effective gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. Find more information at www.nationalgangcenter.gov. Learn more.
CDC’s Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) updated Guidance for School Settings is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease and will be updated as needed and as additional information becomes available. This updated guidance now includes a school closure decision tree. Learn more.
- Webinar 1: Substance Use Screening Tools for Adolescents — March 3, 2020, 3pm-5pm ET or April 9, 2020 @ 2pm-4p
- Webinar 2: Brief Intervention for Adolescents Part I: BNI Using MI Strategies — March 24, 2020, 3pm-5pm ET or April 30, 2020, 2pm-4pm ET
- Webinar 3: Brief Intervention for Adolescents Part II: BNI Using MI and CBT Strategies — March 11, 2020, 1-3pm
- Webinar 4: Discussing Options and Referring Adolescents to Treatment — April 1, 2020, 1-2:30pm ET
This four-part webinar series introduces health professionals to the SBIRT model as a way to learn from adolescents about their substance use, talk about what might motivate them to make a decision to reduce or abstain (if needed), and execute a plan to do so. Along with cutting-edge, evidence-based education, the expert presenters will provide sample scripts and role plays so participants gain strategies to use right away with adolescents in many settings. This free education is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain an in-depth understanding of SBIRT and its use with adolescents, designed for both those who are new to SBIRT and for those who want more advanced training beyond an overview. Learn more.
Application Deadline: Rolling
This Request for Proposals (PDF, 8 pages) from Arnold Ventures seeks grant applications to conduct randomized controlled trials of criminal justice programs and practices. The ultimate goal of this effort is to build credible evidence about “what works” to improve criminal justice outcomes and, in particular, grow the number of criminal justice interventions rigorously shown to better people’s lives. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages).
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), which merged with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in June 2019, was recognized for excellence in marketing, communication, and the creation of digital health resources. OAH won awards for two videos in the Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention class of the Fall 2019 Annual National Health Information Awards (PDF, 14 pages), organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC). “Adolescent Substance Use, Addiction, and Treatment: A TAG Talk" video with Sarah Bagley, M.D., received a silver award and the “TAG: How You Can Help” video received a bronze award. HIRC, a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields, judges entries based on content, format, success in reaching the targeted audience, and overall quality. Learn more (PDF, 14 pages).
The U.S. Census Bureau provides free classroom materials across multiple subjects for students in pre-K through 12th grade. New activities, designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year, spotlight the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone is counted, especially children. Learn more.
Applications Due: April 6, 2020
The Enhancing Juvenile Indigent Defense program will support states and localities in developing and implementing strategies to improve juvenile indigent defense. The goal of this program is to implement enhancements that improve juvenile indigent defense. Program objectives are to ensure that youth involved with the juvenile justice system have access to legal representation and access to resources that address the collateral consequences of justice system involvement. Learn more.
Applications Due: April 6, 2020
The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force program supports a national network of 61 multiagency, multijurisdictional task forces engaged in investigations, forensic examinations, and prosecutions related to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation. Additionally, the task forces provide forensic and investigative technical assistance to law enforcement and prosecutorial officials, and provide community education information to parents, educators, prosecutors, law enforcement, and others concerned with child exploitation. The successful applicant will provide program support to OJJDP; the ICAC task forces; ICAC National Training Program providers; and other federal, state, and local law enforcement officials partnering with the ICAC task force program. Learn more.
OJJDP’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces are highlighting Safer Internet Day, which is an awareness-raising campaign to promote the safe and respectful use of digital technology, especially among children and youth. The ICAC Task Force Program is promoting the February 2020 Safer Internet Day by offering videos and resources for learning and teaching how to safely use the Internet. Learn more.