Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Grantee Profiles

Publication Date: April 2, 2021

Alabama Department of Public Health
Grantee website: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 201 Monroe St., Ste. 1350, Montgomery, AL 36104    
Phone: (334) 206-3012
Award Amount: $1,142,615

The Alabama Department of Health serves 7,500 youth ages 10—14 in the following counties: Autauga, Dallas, Greene, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Mobile, Montgomery, Perry, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Wilcox. The program offers Making a Difference, HealthSmarts, or other evidence-based curriculum in schools and community-based youth-serving organizations. Although programming addresses objectives from all federal mandates, the Alabama Department of Health places greater emphasis on preparing youth for more mature responsibilities, decision making and locus of control, and self-efficacy. 

Arizona Department of Health Services
Grantee website: https://www.azdhs.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 150 N. 18th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 364-1428
Award Amount: $1,453,520

The State of Arizona serves 10,000 youth ages 11—19 in schools and community centers in rural and urban counties. The grantee offers several options of curricula that sub-recipients can choose from, including Choosing the Best, Love Notes SRA Edition, Making a Difference, Promoting Health Among Teens (PHAT)! Abstinence Only, and the Teen Outreach Program (TOP). In addition to the evidence-based curriculum, programs may deliver an optional parental education component to parents of youth ages 11—19.

Arkansas Department of Health 
Grantee website: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 4815 W. Markham, Slot 20, Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (501) 661-2479
Award Amount: $764,632

The State of Arkansas serves 10,000 youth ages 10—19 in 10 priority counties: Crittenden, Desha, Grant, Hempstead, Jackson, Perry, Scott, Sevier, St. Francis, and Yell. The state uses Relationship Smarts curriculum in schools and within community-based organizations.

Colorado Department of Education
Grantee website: http://www.cde.state.co.us/healthandwellness/title_v Visit disclaimer page
Address: 201 E. Colfax Ave., Ste. 300, Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-6903
Award Amount: $669,340

The Colorado Department of Education serves students ages 10—19 in Alamosa, Canon City, Center, Denver, Freemont County, and Pueblo. Sub-recipients may choose their own SRAE programs, and selected curricula include the 3 R's, Rights, Respect and Responsibility, Draw the Line/Respect the Line, Safer Choices, Friends First STARS Mentoring Program, and REAL Essentials.

Federated States of Micronesia-Department of Department of Health & Social Services 
Grantee website: https://pohnpeistate.gov.fm/dept._health.html Visit disclaimer page
Address: P.O. Box PS 70, Palikir, Pohnpei 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2619/2643/2872
Award Amount: $47,492

The Micronesia Department of Health and Social Affairs serves 1,000 students in grades 9—12 in the Pohnpei State. The program uses REAL Essentials Advance curriculum during the school day.

Florida Department of Health
Grantee website: http://www.floridahealth.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 245-4475
Award Amount: $3,668,283

The State of Florida serves 10,000 youth ages 10—19 through schools, community-based organizations, and agencies serving youth with behavioral, societal, and educational deficiencies. Sub-recipients choose one or a combination of four different evidence-based curricula to be delivered to youth. These curricula include Making A Difference, Promoting Health Among Teens (PHAT)!, Choosing the Best, REAL Essentials, and Love Notes. Sub-recipients also provide one-hour sessions for parents/guardians to reinforce health messages.

Georgia Department of Human Services-Division of Family & Children Services 
Grantee website: https://dfcs.georgia.gov/services/prevention-and-community-support-section/title-v-sexual-risk-avoidance-education Visit disclaimer page
Address: 2 Peachtree St. NW, Ste. 26-423, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 656-9255
Award Amount: $2,260,035

The State of Georgia serves 50,000 youth ages 10—19. The program uses Making a Difference, Promoting Health Among Teens (PHAT), Choosing the Best, REAL Essentials, and Love Notes in schools and alternative settings within 22 urban, rural, and suburban counties.

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Grantee website: https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 450 W. State St., 4th Floor, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-4961
Award Amount: $281,438

The State of Idaho serves 125 youth ages 10—14 along with 75 parents. The program uses Draw the Line/Respect the Line as well as Families Talking Together/Bridging the Gap Dinners in school and community settings within Idaho Public Health Districts.

Indiana Department of Health, Maternal & Child Health
Grantee website: https://www.in.gov/isdh/21038.htm Visit disclaimer page
Address: 2 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-7731 
Award Amount: $1,232,991

The State of Indiana serves 10,000 students ages 10—19 in schools and after-school programs in counties with high rates of pregnancy and STI transmission among youth under 20 years old. Programs may choose Making a Difference, Promoting Health Among Teens (PHAT)! Abstinence Only, or an SRAE curriculum of their choice, once approved by the state.

Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention
Grantee website: https://idph.iowa.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 321 E. 12th St., Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 446-1100 
Award Amount: $435,319

The State of Iowa serves 250 youth ages 10—19 in Boone, Greene, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk and Story counties. The program uses Teen Outreach Program (TOP) in community-based organizations and school districts. The curriculum includes weekly peer group meetings, facilitator-led instruction, and community service.

Kentucky Department of Public Health, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services 
Grantee website: https://chfs.ky.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 275 E. Main St., Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-3236 Ext. 4162
Award Amount: $1,010,634

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services serves 30,000 youth ages 10—16 in 6th—9th grades. Thirty-four sub-recipients covering 86 counties will implement one of four evidence-based curricula along with the Youth Thrive framework. Sixty-two of these counties are predominantly rural, poor, and underserved. Choosing the Best, Positive Potential, and Wise Guys are implemented in school-based settings. Sub-recipients also provide teen leader programs, parent, and community education programs.

Office of the Governor, Louisiana Youth for Excellence
Grantee website: http://gov.louisiana.gov/page/lyfe Visit disclaimer page
Address: 1051 N. 3rd St., Ste. 136, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 342-0425
Award Amount: $1,268,131

Louisiana Youth for Excellence serves 1,000 youth ages 10—19 through schools, community-based programs, and faith-based organizations. Parishes served include: East Baton Rouge, Orleans, Caddo, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Tangipahoa, Union, Bienville, Claiborne, Evangeline, St. Landry, Calcasieu, St. John the Baptist, and St. Martin. The grant will implement Making a Difference in schools and community settings.

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Grantee website: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/home.aspx Visit disclaimer page  
Address: 201 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-6042
Award Amount: $681,653

The State of Maryland serves 1,000 youth ages 10—19 in school and community-based settings across the state in areas with high teen pregnancy and STI rates. These areas include Baltimore City, as well as Somerset, Washington, Wicomico, Worcester, Caroline, and Garrett Counties. Sub-recipients implement one of two evidence-based curricula (Making a Difference or Promoting Health Among Teens (PHAT)! Abstinence Only) and provide parent education programming in effectively communicating with young people about making responsible decisions about sexuality. 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health 
Grantee website: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health Visit disclaimer page
Address: 250 Washington St., Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 624-6057
Award Amount: $733,374

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts serves 381 youth ages 10—15 in eight largely urban areas of Brockton, Chelsea, Marlboro, Lowell, Revere, Boston, Worcester, and Leominster. Sub-recipients provide youth VOICE curriculum to support youth to develop leadership skills and must choose either Love Notes/Relationship Smarts SRA, Project AIM, or Teen Outreach Program (TOP). The program is implemented in school and community-based settings.

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Grantee website: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: P.O. Box 30195, Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 335-9526
Award Amount: $1,847,861

The State of Michigan serves 4,000 students ages 10—15 throughout the state in schools, community-based organizations, and in residential or foster care homes. Sub-recipients are allowed to choose one of three curricula: REAL Essentials, Choosing the Best, or Promoting Health Among Teens (PHAT)! Abstinence Only. 

Minnesota Department of Health
Grantee website: https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/adolescent/mhti/index.html Visit disclaimer page
Address: 85 E. 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55164
Phone: (651) 201-3760
Award Amount: $669,407

The grantee serves more than 400 youth ages 10—14, more than 800 parents of teens, and more than 100 caring adult mentors of youth in Hennepin, St. Paul-Ramsey, and Watonwan counties. Participants are served in tribal communities, schools, juvenile justice systems, alternative learning centers, community-based organizations, churches, domestic violence shelters, family home visiting services, public housing, family centers, and other public settings. Sub-recipients choose youth curricula from an approved list of evidence-based and evidence-informed curricula, including Teen Outreach Program (TOP), Project AIM, and Making a Difference. The adult-oriented curricula used includes It's That Easy with parents and Making Authentic Connections with mentors.

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Grantee website: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 200 S. Lamar St., P.O. Box 352, Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 359-5070
Award Amount: $863,958

The State of Mississippi serves more than 1,000 youth ages 10—19 in rural and poor counties through after-school and summer day camps in club settings. Sub-recipients implement Choosing the Best with youth and the parent education component with parents.

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Grantee website: http://www.health.mo.gov Visit disclaimer page
Address: P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 526-0210
Award Amount: $1,106,898

The State of Missouri serves 1,000 youth ages 10—19 in school, after-school, and community-based settings. Areas served include: St. Louis City, Kansas City in Jackson County, and the southeastern counties making up the Bootheel region of the state. Other counties with high needs are also being considered to provide program implementation. The program uses Teen Outreach Program (TOP), Making a Difference, and Promoting Health Among Teens (PHAT)! Abstinence Only curricula, along with a media campaign to increase communication and connectedness between teens and adults.

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Grantee website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 1400 E. Broadway St., Helena, MT 59601    
Phone: (406) 444-2834
Award Amount: $161,188

The State of Montana serves 1,225 youth ages 10—19 in “high-need" counties with high population densities including: Yellowstone, Flathead, Cascade, Lewis and Clark, and Lake. Sub-recipients provide programming in schools and community centers using Making Proud Choices, Reducing the Risk, Draw the Line/Respect the Line, Families Talking Together, or the Fourth R.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Grantee website: http://www.DHHS.ne.gov Visit disclaimer page  
Address: 301 Centennial Mall South,    Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-0538 
 Award Amount: $269,147

The State of Nebraska serves 200 youth ages 10—19 in classrooms and after-school programs. The state uses the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) curriculum as well as conference and workshop activities for youth-serving professionals.

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health 
Grantee website: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/AEGP/AEGP-Home/ Visit disclaimer page  
Address: 4150 Technology Way, Ste. 300, Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 684-2201
Award Amount: $537,717

The State of Nevada serves more than 322 youth ages 10—19 in 12 counties: White Pine, Douglas, Humboldt, Pershing, Lyon, Storey, Washoe, Carson, Elko, Lander, Nye, and Esmeralda counties. The program implements Promoting Health Among Teens (PHAT)! Abstinence Only and provides training and materials to parents and guardians using Families Talking Together.

New Jersey Department of Health, Family Health Services
Grantee website: https://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 50 E. State St., P.O. Box 364, Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 777-7798
Award Amount: $1,183,213

The State of New Jersey serves 1,000 youth ages 10—14 in rural and urban schools across the state. The program utilizes the Teen Outreach Program (TOP) curriculum to serve youth in middle schools, the juvenile justice system as well as in foster care settings, and community-based programs such as 21st Century after-school programs.

New Mexico Department of Health, Public Health Division
Grantee website: https://www.NMhealth.org Visit disclaimer page
Address: 1190 S. St. Francis Dr., Ste. N-4100, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (575) 824-3454 x116
Award Amount: $555,327

The State of New Mexico serves 500 middle school youth age 11—15 in the rural and frontier counties of Chavez, Catron, Dona Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Rio Arriba, San Juan, and Sierra. The program uses Making a Difference in schools, after-school programs, and community-based organizations.

New York State Department of Health
Grantee website: https://health.ny.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: Corning Tower, Room 859,    Albany, NY 12237
Phone: (518) 474-0535
Award Amount: $3,326,948

The New York State Department of Health serves 3,500—4,000 middle school students ages 10—13 in specific high-risk priority zip codes as specified in the New York Adolescent Sexual Health Needs Index. Youth are reached in schools, community-based after-school programs, and through community-based organizations. Programs may choose to implement Making A Difference, Project AIM, or the Teen Outreach Program.

Ohio Department of Health
Grantee website: https://odh.ohio.gov Visit disclaimer page
Address: 246 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 728-6037
Award Amount: $2,219,159

The State of Ohio serves 100,000 middle school youth ages 11—14 in 8 urban, 32 Appalachian, and 22 additional counties that were identified as having high rates of teen pregnancies or teen births including: Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Washington, Summit, Stark, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Montgomery, Lucas, Allen, Clark, Clinton, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fayette, Hardin, Highland, Logan, Lorain, Madison, Marion, Morrow Richland, Sandusky, Shelby, Erie, Wood, Hancock, Champaign, and Seneca counties. Locally determined SRAE curriculum include an optional parent and teacher training component and a community involvement component. There are eight curricula in use: Relationships Under Construction; TYRO Rites of Passage; Abstinence and Marriage Series; RSVP; Go for the Gold; REAL Essentials; For Keeps, and Choosing the Best. All are implemented in school-based settings, including after-school programs.

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Grantee Website: https://www.ok.gov/health/Family_Health/Child_Guidance_Program/Talk_to_Your_Kids_about_Sex/index.html Visit disclaimer page
Address: 1000 NE 10th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271-4477
Award Amount: $907,959

The State of Oklahoma serves 1,000 elementary and middle school youth in school settings throughout Oklahoma. Curricula include: Families Talking Together, Be Proud! Be Responsible, Heritage Keepers Abstinence, and Promoting Health Among Teens (PHAT). Classroom-based curriculum is paired with mentoring as well as parent education and an annual media campaign.

Oregon Department of Human Services
Grantee website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/CHILDREN/MFMC/Pages/index.aspx Visit disclaimer page
Address: 500 Summer St. NE, E-48, Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 934-5026
Award Amount: $601,710

The State of Oregon serves 10,000 6th grade students in schools throughout the state. Oregon is implementing My Future-My Choice statewide, which includes trained facilitators, high school peer educators, a teen advisory board, and a mentoring program.

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Grantee website: https://www.health.pa.gov Visit disclaimer page
Address: 625 Forster St., 7th Floor East, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 772-2762 
Award Amount: $1,946,564

The State of Pennsylvania serves between 325 and 560 youth 12—18 years old in 6th—12th grades within school settings. Sub-recipients were selected through a competitive bid process and are implementing Teen Outreach Program (TOP) in the following counties: Philadelphia, Allegheny, Lawrence, Fayette, and Mercer. 

Puerto Rico Department of Health
Grantee website: http://www.salud.gov.pr/Pages/Home.aspx Visit disclaimer page
Address: P.O. Box 70184, San Juan, PR 00936
Phone: (787) 765-2929, ext. 4570
Award Amount: $1,500,186

The Puerto Rico Department of Health uses the Relationship Smarts Plus 4.0 curriculum with 2,200 youth from 12 high-risk municipalities: Aibonito, Barranquitas, Cayey, Coamo, Fajardo, Humacao, Juana Diaz, Loiza, Patillas, Ponce, Salinas, and Villalba. Youth (11—15 years old) are served in public schools, community settings, summer camps, and public housing projects. 

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Grantee website: https://www.scdhec.gov/health/child-teen-health/teens-info-services/abstinence-education Visit disclaimer page
Address: 2600 Bull St. Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 898-0811
Award Amount: $1,100,683

The State of South Carolina serves 4,000 youth ages 10—19 in mostly rural schools and community-based organizations. Curricula used include: Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education, Sex Can Wait, and Making a Difference. New grantees will choose evidence-based/informed curricula. In addition to school or community-based, evidence-based and/or informed programs, South Carolina also supports efforts to improve parent-child communication about reproductive health and sexual risk avoidance as well as a statewide social media strategy to raise community awareness and support for adolescents to delay sexual activity until marriage.

South Dakota Department of Health
Grantee website: https://doh.sd.gov Visit disclaimer page
Address: 600 E. Capitol St., Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 367-5212
Award Amount: $153,138

The State of South Dakota serves 350 youth ages 10—13 living in rural areas. The program implements in community centers, schools, and councils. Sub-recipients select and provide curriculum, education materials, and information that are evidence-based and medically accurate.

Tennessee Department of Health
Grantee website: https://www.tn.gov/health.html Visit disclaimer page
Address: 710 James Robertson Parkway, Andrew Johnson Tower, 8th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243 
Phone: (615) 532-0274 
Award Amount: $1,482,069

The State of Tennessee funds up to 16 community-based programs in high-risk areas to implement evidence-based/informed programs in school or after-school, as well as parent education and a minimum of 10 hours of service learning. The program uses REAL Essentials and the option to use other evidence-based/informed curricula and resources to supplement the curriculum. The state serves 31,000 youth in grades 5—12 (ages 10—19 years old). The program is being provided in schools and after-school programs, community-based organizations, and juvenile justice centers. The program is provided in counties that have been identified as high-risk counties based on epidemiological analysis using rates of teen pregnancy, teen birth, high school dropouts, STI incidence, and poverty.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Grantee website: https://hhs.texas.gov/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 1100 W. 49th St., Austin, TX 78756
Phone: (512) 776-6443
Award Amount: $6,919,479

The State of Texas serves 9,800 students ages 10—19 in grades 5—12. Programs are offered after school and curricula include Heritage Keepers, Choosing the Best, Game Plan, and Aspire. Youth participate in evidence-based, medically accurate SRA curricula classes and in 20 hours of service earning projects.

Utah Department of Health, Division of Family Health and Preparedness
Grantee website: http://health.utah.gov/fhp/ Visit disclaimer page  
Address: 3760 S. Highland Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: (801) 273-2870
Award Amount: $391,542

The Utah Department of Health serves 5,000—8,000 youth ages 10—19 in low-income urban and rural areas with teen birth rates higher than Utah’s state rate. The state uses Choosing the Best, Families Talking Together, Making A Difference, Love Notes (SRA Version), Relationship Smarts (SRA Version), Heritage Keepers, or Teen Outreach Program (TOP) curricula in schools or community-based settings.

Virginia Department of Health
Grantee website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/adolescent-health/ Visit disclaimer page
Address: 109 Governor St., 9th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 864-7808
Award Amount: $1,130,477

The State of Virginia serves 2,240 youth ages 10—19 in seven areas in Virginia: rural western Virginia; the Hampton Roads area (Harrisonburg City, Lee County); Mount Rogers Health District; Page County; Portsmouth City; Roanoke City; and Wise County. The state uses Project AIM or Teen Outreach Program (TOP) curricula in schools or community-based settings.

West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
Grantee website: https://dhhr.wv.gov Visit disclaimer page
Address: One Davis Square, Ste. 100, Charleston, WV 25301 
Phone: (304) 356-4401
Award Amount: $388,264

The State of West Virginia serves 1,500 youth ages 10—19 in 13 counties that are predominantly rural (Wyoming, Cabell, Fayette, Summers, Raleigh, Ritchie, Taylor, Wood, Putnam, Wayne, Pocahontas, Mercer, and McDowell) and ranked highest in poverty and/or foster care populations. The state uses Love Notes and Relationship Smarts Plus 4.0 curricula in schools and alternative settings, combined with extracurricular activities and/or community-based events to encourage parental involvement.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Grantee website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/mch/adolescent-health.htm Visit disclaimer page
Address: 1 W. Wilson St., P.O. Box 7850, Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (608) 267-7250
Award Amount: $784,664

The State of Wisconsin serves at least 400 middle school youth annually in two locations within Milwaukee and two additional sites of Racine and Adams-Friendship. The program’s target geographic areas were selected based on need. The program uses Teen Outreach Program (TOP) and includes sexual risk avoidance education, social and emotional learning, life skills, community service learning, and healthy relationships education in schools and through community-based organizations. Resources on parental involvement are included, and parent engagement is encouraged.
 

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