Agency: Admin. For Children and Families, HHS; Program: Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Competitive Grants under the Affordable Care Act-ACA, (CFDA Number: 93.092) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-ACYF-AP-1153); Eligibility: Schools, governments, colleges, nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status, and for-profits; Funding: $11.9 for 13 (cost-sharing is not required); Deadline: June 27.
Summary: This federal funding helps reduce the teen-pregnancy rate. PREP emphasizes a medically accurate approach, replicating effective programs or elements of programs that have been proven — on the basis of rigorous, scientific research — to change behavior. Applicants can document these changes by showing, for example, delayed sexual activity, increased condom or contraceptive use for sexually active youth, or a reduce rate of teen-pregnancy. Activities helping participants move to responsible young adulthood is also a key element of this program. Acceptable evaluation designs include randomized controlled trials with subjects assigned to intervention and control groups or strong quasi-experimental designs.