Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program
The Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program (ICAPP) was established by the Iowa Legislature in 1982. The program receives approximately $1.5 million in annual funding through a variety of federal, state and other streams.
Funds are subsequently distributed through a competitive request for proposal (RFP) process, and grants are awarded to communities based on recommendations by independent review committees.
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa administers the program and provides assistance and guidance to the organizations that offer direct family support.
ICAPP funds may only be distributed to local child abuse prevention councils, which are defined as “a group of persons who, by consensus of a community’s human services providers, represent the community’s interest in child abuse prevention and serve as representatives without compensation.”
These councils, which are are present in nearly every county in Iowa, determine the appropriate needs in their communities and apply for funds to help address those needs.
ICAPP funds the following services:
Projects that strengthen community capacity to serve families.
In-home programs for parents to provide parenting education and access to community resources.
Educational programs focusing on parenting techniques, child development, and age-appropriate behaviors while creating an informal, supportive network among attendees.
Sexual Abuse Prevention
Formal programs that teach parents, community members and children about sexual abuse and prevention.
Related forms & resources
2023 CAP Month2023 CAP MONTH Materials (National)Download zip
2022 CAP MONTH2022 CAP MONTH MATERIALS – ALLDownload zip2022 CAP MONTH Additional FilesDownload zip2022 CAP MONTH National ToolkitDownload zip
Service ReportsAnnual Evaluation Report to Iowa Department of Human Services (2022)Download pdfAnnual Evaluation Report to Iowa Department of Human Services (2021)Download pdfAnnual Evaluation Report to Iowa Department of Human Services (2018-2020)Download pdf
Service and Billing FormsFY 2021 Sexual Abuse Prevention Quarterly ReportDownload FileFY 2021 Home Visitation ReportDownload FileFY 2021 Parent Development Quarterly ReportDownload FileFY 2021 Resilient Communities Quarterly ReportDownload FileCaregiver Enrollment FormDownload FileCaregiver Enrollment Form – SpanishDownload FileChild Enrollment FormDownload FileChild Enrollment Form – SpanishDownload FileICAPP Protective Factors Survey (English)Download FileICAPP Protective Factors Survey (Spanish)Download File
Information on SubcontractingDeveloping Subcontracts (Video)View LinkSample Subcontract 1Download FileSample Subcontract 2Download FileDeveloping Subcontracts (2017)Download pdf
Information on Evidence Based PracticeReview of Best Practices in Child Abuse Prevention (2014)Download pdfEvidence Based Practices for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (2014)Download pdf
General InformationDirect Deposit EFT Authorization FormDownload pdfBilling and Reporting Quick Fact SheetDownload FileContract Renewal Webinar (2018)View LinkGrant Renewal Webinar (2017)View LinkCBCAP/ICAPP Side-by-Side ComparisonDownload FileICAPP Contract Expectations (2017)Download pdfCouncil Membership List FormDownload File
WebinarsGAX and MER WebinarView WebinarCollective Impact WebinarDownload mp4Collective Impact Webinar – Audio OnlyDownload mpegCollective Impact Webinar – SlidesDownload FileHIPAA Training Webinar (March 2019)View WebinarProgram Adherence & Fidelity Webinar (Part 1)View WebinarProgram Adherence & Fidelity Webinar (Part 2)View Webinar