$31 Million Awarded in Support of Sexual Risk Avoidance Education

October 2, 2020
ACF Issues:

Seventy-nine organizations that educate youth on sexual risk avoidance, which includes voluntarily refraining from sexual activity, were awarded $31.63 million this week. Announced by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, the funding is for groups helping young adults make healthy decisions in life.

“Our goal is that all young people have access to prevention education services that promote the success sequence of graduating from high school, getting a full-time job and waiting until marriage to have children,” said Elizabeth Darling, Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families. “Funding for programs that educate youth on avoiding non-marital sex and other risky behaviors by teaching them to focus their efforts on making healthy decisions and setting goals that lead to self-sufficiency and success in life is critical.”

The Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program is designed to teach youth personal responsibility, self-regulation, goal setting, healthy decision-making, establishing future goals, and how other youth risk behaviors, such as drug and alcohol use, increase the risk for teen sex. Similarly, the General Departmental-funded Sexual Risk Avoidance Education projects will provide youth with strategies to help them set goals that lead to self-sufficiency and marriage before engaging in sexual activity.

The Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program is authorized and funded by Section 510 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 710), as amended by Section 50502 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Pub. L. No. 115-123) and extended by Section 3821 of the CARES Act, 2020 (Pub. L. No. 116-136).

General Departmental-funded Sexual Risk Avoidance Education is authorized by Section 1110 of the Social Security Act, (42 U.S.C. § 1310), and specifically by the appropriation for General Departmental Management for the Office of the Secretary under Division A, Title II of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, (Pub. L. No. 116-94). 

The following organizations received the Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Education grants (in those states or territories that did not accept State Title V funding in FY20), and are funded for the period of September 30, 2020 through September 29, 2022:

Grantee

City

State

Award

Grace Health Care, Inc.**

Pago Pago

AS

$67,531.00

Able Works**

East Palo Alto

CA

$450,000.00

Another Choice Another Chance**

Sacramento

CA

$402,976.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside**

Redlands

CA

$344,032.00

California Youth Partnership**

Redding

CA

$449,998.00

CityServe Network**

Bakersfield

CA

$450,000.00

Corona Life Services**

Corona

CA

$450,000.00

EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services, Inc.**

Compton

CA

$450,000.00

First Assembly of God of Victorville**

Victorville

CA

$450,000.00

Office of Samoan Affairs of California**

Los Angeles

CA

$450,000.00

RealOptions**

San Jose

CA

$450,000.00

Shores of Hope

West Sacramento

CA

$250,000.00

Stay Focused

Bakersfield

CA

$449,848.00

The Obria Group, Inc.

Tustin

CA

$450,000.00

Worship Centre Church**

Fowler

CA

$450,000.00

Nehemiah Gateway Community Development Corporation

Wilmington

DE

$166,938.00

1960**

Richton Park

IL

$450,000.00

Abstinence & Marriage Education Resources, Inc.

Mount Prospect

IL

$450,000.00

Abstinence & Marriage Education Resources, Inc.

Mount Prospect

IL

$450,000.00

MYSI Corporation**

Chicago

IL

$430,500.00

Future Leaders Outreach Network

Kansas City

KS

$235,228.00

Young Women On The Move, Inc.**

Kansas City

KS

$226,903.00

Fish Out of Water Career Development Center, Inc.**

Fayetteville

NC

$449,655.00

The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education**

Raleigh

NC

$450,000.00

The C.W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc.

Charlotte

NC

$445,938.00

Northern Lights Youth Services, Inc.

Hillsboro

ND

$120,133.00

Beyond Visions, Inc.

St. Thomas

VI

$36,864.00

Wyoming Families First

Cheyenne

WY

$80,534.00

Total

$10,007,078.00

 

The following organizations are recipients of the General Departmental-funded Sexual Risk Avoidance Education grants for the period of September 30, 2020 through September 29, 2023:

Grantee

City

State

Award

Intersections, Inc.

Pago Pago

AS

$415,841

Pacific Youth and Community Development**

Pago Pago

AS

$445,834

Arizona Youth Partnership

Tucson

AZ

$445,834

Catholic Charities Community Services, Inc.**

Phoenix

AZ

$370,766

Child & Family Resources Inc.**

Tucson

AZ

$445,834

East Los Angeles Community Union

Los Angeles

CA

$445,834

PRO Youth and Families, Inc.

Sacramento

CA

$407,035

Center for Relationship Education**

Denver

CO

$445,718

Life Network**

Colorado Springs

CO

$445,834

University of Denver (Colorado Seminary)**

Denver

CO

$434,422

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Inc.

Washington

DC

$393,481

Be Strong International, Inc.

Miami

FL

$445,834

E3 Family Solutions, Inc.**

Bushnell

FL

$445,834

Gang Alternative, Inc.**

Little Haiti

FL

$445,834

Life-Skills, Empowerment and Development Services (Leads), Inc.**

Largo

FL

$445,057

Live the Life Ministries, Inc.

Tallahassee

FL

$402,927

Recapturing the Vision International Inc.**

Pinecrest

FL

$444,252

Trinity Church, Inc.

Miami

FL

$445,834

Unity Family Community Center, Inc.**

Williston

FL

$425,328

Columbus Wellness Center Outreach & Prevention Project, Inc.

Columbus

GA

$419,810

Family Wellness Outreach Center of Georgia**

Albany

GA

$445,834

More Than Conquerors Inc.**

Conyers

GA

$443,655

Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc. (WSCI)

Atlanta

GA

$397,536

West Care Pacific Islands, Inc.**

Hagatna

GU

$445,834

Family Legacy Foundation**

Chicago

IL

$300,000

Clarity of South Central Indiana Inc.**

Columbus

IN

$371,387

PATH, Inc.

Portage

IN

$445,834

Safe Havynn Education Center**

Slidell

LA

$445,056

John Hopkins University**

Baltimore

MD

$444,266

Future Leaders Outreach Network

Kansas City

MO

$445,834

The Curators of the University of Missouri-St. Louis**

St. Louis

MO

$445,834

CNMI Public School System**

Saipan

MP

$341,256

Strategic Solutions for Families Inc.**

Booneville

MS

$346,761

Diaspora Community Services**

Brooklyn

NY

$445,834

New York University**

New York

NY

$445,357

Sunset Park Health Council Inc.**

Brooklyn

NY

$437,740

Operation Keepsake

Twinsburg

OH

$444,612

The RIDGE Project, Inc.

McClure

OH

$445,834

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma**

Durant

OK

$444,520

Pregnancy Alternatives Center**

Lebanon

OR

$445,834

Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Lehigh Valley

Allentown

PA

$445,834

The Children's Council**

Lancaster

PA

$334,829

Universidad Central del Caribe**

Bayamon

PR

$445,831

Pee Dee Healthy Start, Inc.**

Florence

SC

$445,834

South Dakota Department of Health

Pierre

SD

$300,000

Change Happens

Houston

TX

$445,834

Community Action Corporation of South Texas**

Alice

TX

$351,715

Seasons of Change, Inc.**

Arlington

TX

$445,834

Texas State University**

San Marcos

TX

$421,875

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston**

Houston

TX

$445,555

Mission West Virginia, Inc.

Hurricane

WV

$445,834

Total

$21,574,936

 

**NOTE: These indicate first time Sexual Risk Avoidance awardees.

For additional information about the Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Education and General Departmental-funded Sexual Risk Avoidance Education programs, please visit: /fysb/programs/adolescent-pregnancy-prevention.

Quotes

“Our goal is that all young people have access to prevention education services that promote the success sequence of graduating from high school, getting a full-time job and waiting until marriage to have children."
— Elizabeth Darling, commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families
“Funding for programs that educate youth on avoiding non-marital sex and other risky behaviors by teaching them to focus their efforts on making healthy decisions and setting goals that lead to self-sufficiency and success in life is critical.”
— Elizabeth Darling, commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families

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