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Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.092
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 21, 2024
Application: Jun 24, 2024

For programmatic or technical questions:
Shakira Williams

For grants management or budget questions:
Manolo Salgueiro


The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants provide funding for projects that educate youth between 10 and 19 years of age and pregnant and parenting youth under age 21 on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Programs and services should be evidence-based, medically accurate, age appropriate, culturally appropriate, inclusive, and trauma-informed. Programs should include adult preparation subjects (APS) and positive youth development (PYD) approaches, as well as providing linkages and referrals to health care services related to substance use, tobacco cessation, family planning, mental health, intimate partner violence, and to social service agencies and other supports.

Applicants should place special emphasis on youth populations that are high risk, vulnerable for pregnancies, or otherwise have special circumstances, including but not limited to:

  • Youth in foster care
  • Youth experiencing homelessness
  • Youth with HIV/AIDS
  • Youth who are victims of human trafficking
  • Pregnant or parenting youth who are under 21 years of age
  • Youth residing in areas with high teen birth rates
  • Hispanic, African American, and Native American youth
  • Multi -systems involved youth
  • Youth who have run away
  • Youth who identify as LGBTQIA2S+
  • Out-of-school youth
  • Hispanic, non-Hispanic Black, and American Indian/Alaska Native teens
  • Teens from rural areas and territories

Eligible applicants include:

  • County, city, township, and special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Tribal organizations
  • Public and Indian housing authorities
  • Nonprofit organizations with and without 501(c)(3) status, including faith-based organizations or consortia
  • For-profit organizations and small businesses

Eligibility is limited to states and territories that do not accept state allocations of PREP funding, including:

  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • American Samoa
  • Marshall Islands
Geographic coverage
Available in Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, American Samoa, and Marshall Islands.
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $450,000 per year
Award floor: $250,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 21
Estimated total program funding: $12,434,864

Award ranges by state/territory are provided in the application instructions.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Shakira Williams by May 21, 2024.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · HIV and AIDS · Hispanic or Latino · Human services · LGBTQI+ · Mental health · Sexual and reproductive health · Substance use and misuse · Teen pregnancy · Tobacco use · Trauma-informed care · American Samoa · Florida · Idaho · Indiana · Kansas · New Hampshire · North Dakota · Republic of the Marshall Islands · Texas · Virginia

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