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.
Services that offer a safe, nurturing environment for children during times of emergency for parents.
Sexual Abuse Prevention
Formal programs that teach parents, community members and children about sexual abuse and prevention.
Related forms & resources
Annual Service ReportsAnnual Evaluation Report to Iowa Department of Human Services (2017)Download pdfAnnual Evaluation Report to the Iowa Department of Human Services (2016)Download pdfAnnual Evaluation Report to the Iowa Department of Human Services (2015)Download pdfAnnual Evaluation Report to the Iowa Department of Human Services (2014)Download pdfAnnual Evaluation Report to the Iowa Department of Human Services (2013)Download pdf
Quarterly Service ReportsFY 2019 Monthly Expense ReportDownload FileFY 2019 GAX Form – Sexual Abuse PreventionDownload rtfFY 2019 GAX Form – ICAPPDownload rtfFY 2019 GAX Form – CBCAPDownload rtfICAPP First Quarter Report (2016)Download pdfICAPP Third Quarter Report (2015)Download pdfICAPP Second Quarter Report (2015)Download pdfICAPP First Quarter Report (2015)Download pdf
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 pdfBest Practices for Child Sexual Abuse PreventionDownload pdf