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.
- NEW! 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). Applications are due November 30, 2012.
- Rape Prevention and Education Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Community Grants. Our 2012 Funding Cycle is closed. The following is provided for information only.
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)