The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Adolescent Health Program will be announcing two separate funding opportunities this fall.

The first is the Sexual Violence Prevention Program (SVPP), funded by the Rape Prevention and Education grant. This grant funds primary prevention strategies to prevent sexual violence. These funds will support community-level strategies that align with approaches in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) STOP SV Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence. The community-level strategies will include a focus on partnerships and collaboration. The anticipated project start date is February 1, 2020. Renewal funding after Year 1 is planned for a maximum of three additional years. Grant funding is expressly dependent upon the availability of funds to DHS from a federal funding appropriation.

The second opportunity funds additional partners to implement the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). This Department of Health and Human Services Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) grant funds agencies to educate young people with the goal of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. PREP prepares teens for adulthood by offering programs with proven positive outcomes in counties with high teen birth rates.

Be on the lookout for these requests for applications that will be announced this fall (2019). If you have a question, please email Aurielle Smith.