This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Children’s Safety Network (CSN) program. The purpose of this program is to increase the capacity of Title V agencies1 to adopt and implement evidence-based child and adolescent safety programs, practices, and policies, with a specific focus on injury and violence prevention-related Title V performance and outcome measures, such as injury hospitalizations, bullying, safe sleep, and suicide, as well as leading causes of injury-related deaths among children and adolescents (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, firearms, and poisonings). The overarching goal of this program is to reduce infant, child, and adolescent injury hospitalizations and deaths. This program will:
• Provide technical assistance (TA) and capacity-building services to state Title V agencies, including implementing learning collaboratives.
• Develop and disseminate up-to-date injury prevention resources.
• Maintain a coalition of national, state, and local agencies and other key injury prevention stakeholders.
• Increase coordination with Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) programs, resource centers, and partner organizations on injury prevention activities.
The Program will collect and report on baseline data in Year 1 (June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024) and subsequently achieve the following core objectives/targets by May 31, 2028:
• Provide individual TA to at least 25 states and jurisdictions on child and adolescent safety.
• Develop and disseminate at least 15 written resources, 25 public webinars, 25 state TA Webinars, and publish at least 6 peer-reviewed journal articles on child and adolescent safety.
• Document that at least 90% of teams participating in the learning collaboratives report increased knowledge and application of child safety quality improvement strategies.
• Document that at least 50% of teams participating in the learning collaborative report implementing evidence-driven practices, programs, and policies.
• Increase by at least 50% the number of MCHB programs, resource centers, and partner organizations collaborating and coordinating with CSN.
For more details, see Program Requirements and Expectations.
Any domestic public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. § 5304 (formerly cited as 25 U.S.C. § 450b)) is eligible to apply. See 42 CFR § 51a.3(a)). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations are eligible to apply.
Diane Pilkey, RN, MPH