The goal of the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to reduce the incidence of rape and sexual assault. The means to achieve this goal is through multiple, comprehensive primary prevention approaches (i.e., approaches that prevent perpetration or victimization before it occurs) such as policy development and a broad array of training and educational services for specific professional groups and the public, including children, adolescents, and adults.
The North Carolina RPE Program currently funds 16 local agencies to develop policies and to provide educational services in their
communities. In addition, funds are provided to the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) to develop and support
statewide capacity for sexual violence prevention through technical assistance, training, and tool development for these 16 RPE-funded and
other local rape crisis centers and community agencies; to maintain a resource library and website that provide information on sexual
violence and effective prevention strategies; and various other tasks that support the prevention of sexual violence across the state.
There are no open opportunities at this time.
Past Funding Opportunities:
- Provided for informational purposes only: North Carolina Rape Prevention and Education Community Readiness Assessment Grant. (RFA A282).
The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch has additional funding available through the Rape Crisis and Victim Services Program for Rape Crisis Centers who have never received RPE funding to build their capacity to implement primary prevention of sexual assault.
This RFA is being released to Eligible Rape Crisis Centers to complete a community needs and readiness assessment and make recommendations regarding future primary sexual assault prevention activities. This assessment involves identifying community demographics, describing the political and social contexts of the community and identifying strengths and challenges to prevent sexual violence.
For more information and to apply, please download the request for applications: RFA A282 (PDF 273 KB) and the Budget Worksheet (Excel 1,006 KB).
- The following is provided for informational purposes only: Rape Crisis and Victim Services Program. The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch funds the N.C. Rape Crisis and Victims Services Program. The purpose of this program is to prevent sexual violence and to provide assistance and services to victims of rape. Funds are awarded to community-based rape crisis centers to build organizational capacity for rape prevention and crisis response services, including but not limited to counseling and hotlines, victims assistance services and victim and community education programs on rape prevention.
Download the Application for Rape Crisis and Victims Services Program (PDF 376 KB).
- The following is provided for informational purposes only. Rape Prevention and Education Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Community Grants.
RPE funds private, non-profit organizations, public or local governmental agencies, and local health departments, whose mission and history clearly demonstrate a commitment to prevent sexual violence. The goal of the Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program in North Carolina is to reduce the incidence of rape and sexual assault 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. A Question and Answers Document (PDF 122 KB) was developed by the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch to address questions raised by potential applicants. For Reference: 2012 Application (PDF 287 KB)