Since 2003, Partners in Prevention (PIP) teams across the state have implemented a wide range of community-based activities focused on strengthening West Virginia families and helping children thrive. When the need for services increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, PIP teams stepped up to provide families with critical support.
Thanks to funds made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), in partnership with the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR), we are thrilled to present three outstanding teams with “Innovation Grants” to advance their efforts addressing the ongoing need.
These awards are intended to support larger-scale projects that prioritize primary prevention (i.e. strengthening protective factors to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs) and that exceed those activities currently funded by the annual Partners in Prevention mini-grants of $5,000 – $7,500.