Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant Program

The Title V State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Grant Program supports funding to states and territories for to provide education to youth that normalizes the optimal health behavior of avoiding non-marital sexual activity. Title V State SRAE Programs are designed to teach youth the benefits associated with:

  • personal responsibility
  • self-regulation
  • goal setting
  • healthy decision-making
  • focusing on the future
  • preventing youth risk behaviors such as:
    • underage drinking
    • illicit drug use

States 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 State 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.

For more info, please see the Title V State SRAE Fact Sheet. For a list of grantees, please see the FYSB grantee map.

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