Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program
The Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program provides funding for projects to educate youth on how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity and prevent other youth risk behaviors.
Program goals include:
- Implement curricula that includes medically accurate information referenced in peer-reviewed publications by educational, scientific, governmental, or health organizations
- Select sexual risk avoidance curricula and/or strategies with an evidence-based approach to integrate research findings with practical implementation that align with the needs and desired outcomes of the targeted audience of youth
- Teach risk avoidance skills through methods that do not normalize teen sexual activity
- Target youth populations that are at risk for non-marital sexual activity and other risk behaviors
- Ensure the program is inclusive and non-stigmatizing towards all participants
Programs are to provide services to youth populations, ages 10-19, who will benefit from education on how to refrain from non-marital sexual activity, and teach the benefits associated with self-regulation, success sequencing for poverty prevention, healthy relationships, and goal setting. The programs will also teach resisting sexual coercion, dating violence, and other youth risk behaviors such as underage drinking or illicit drug use.
Vulnerable youth populations include, but are not limited to:
- Youth living in under resourced regions
- Areas with high rates of teen births and STIs
- Culturally underrepresented youth populations, especially Hispanic, African American, and Native American teenagers
- Youth in or aging out of foster care or adjudication systems
- Youth who are victims of trafficking
- Runaway and homeless youth
- Other vulnerable youth populations
Applications will be accepted from:
- State, territory, county, city, township, and special district governments
- Independent and local school districts
- Public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized)
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) status
- For-profit organizations and small businesses
Applicants serving an emerging, unserved, or underserved population or remote geographic area are encouraged to apply.
Award ceiling: $975,000 for the project
Award floor: $600,000 for the project period
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $19,000,000
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