FYSB Accepting Applications for the Competitive Abstinence Education Program

The Family and Youth Services Bureau is accepting applications to provide support to public and private entities for the development and implementation of the Competitive Abstinence Education (CAE) program. Grantees under this program will be expected to develop a targeted and medically accurate approach to reducing teen pregnancies through abstinence education.

Abstinence education programming is one intervention in a continuum of services that seeks to prevent teen pregnancy. The purpose of the CAE program is to provide funding for additional tools to address the rates of teen pregnancy among adolescent youth who are at greatest risk of STDs/STIs and most likely to bear children out of wedlock. Program plans will focus on the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by delaying initiation of sexual activity and engaging in healthy relationships.

Due date for applications: August 29, 2013

Read the funding opportunity announcement