The Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Grant Program supports funding to projects that provide educational services for youth that normalizes the optimal health behavior of avoiding non-marital sexual activity. Title V Competitive SRAE Programs are designed to teach youth the benefits associated with:
Grantees use an evidence-based approach and/or effective strategies to educate youth on the optimal health behavior of avoiding non-marital sexual activity and other risky behaviors. Title V Competitive SRAE projects are implemented using a Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework as part of risk avoidance strategies to help participants develop healthy life skills, increase individual protective factors that reduce risks, make healthy decisions, engage in healthy relationships, and set goals that lead to self-sufficiency and marriage before engaging in sexual activity. Linking program participants to services provided by local community partners that support the safety and well-being of youth is also a key component of the program.