Abstinence Funds Available
Special Report - August 3, 2010
States can now officially apply for federal Title V funding to use for programs that exclusively promote abstinence from sexual activity among young people. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Administration for Children and Families/Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) issued the funding announcement for the Title V program, also known as the State Abstinence Education Grant Program, on July 30, and the FYSB is currently accepting applications from states for the funds. According to the DHHS announcement, “The purpose of this program is to support decisions to abstain from sexual activity until marriage by providing abstinence education as defined by Section 510(b)(2) of the Social Security Act with a focus on those groups that are most likely to bear children out-of-wedlock.” The announcement explains that, “Authorization for the State Abstinence Education Grant Program was extended through June 30, 2014 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.”
States must submit an application to the FYSB for the Title V funds by August 30, 2010. If a state application is approved, the grant funding will be awarded to the state by September 30, 2010. As we have previously reported, the governor of each state must first approve a request for the Title V funds before the application can be submitted for the funding. The funding announcement, which can be accessed here, includes specific instructions for states on how to apply for the Title V funds.
Abstinence Funding Returns - May 28, 2010
Some Abstinence Funding Restored - March 30, 2010
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