ACF Releases Grants to Support Risk Avoidance Education

ACF logoAgency: Administration for Children and Families (HHS); Program: Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program (CFDA Number: 93.060) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2016-ACF-ACYF-SR-1197); Eligibility: State, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, public housing authorities, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: $9 million for 20 awards (no match required); Deadline: July 25.

Summary: The program supports projects to implement sexual risk avoidance education that teaches participants how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity. SRAE empowers participants to make healthy decisions, by providing tools and resources to prevent pregnancy, and youth engagement in other risky behaviors.

Successful applicants are expected to submit program plans that:

  • Teach the benefits associated with self-regulation, success sequencing for poverty prevention, healthy relationships, goal setting, and resisting sexual coercion, dating violence and other youth risk behaviors (underage drinking or illicit drug use without normalizing teen sexual activity).
  • Use medically accurate information referenced to peer-reviewed publications by educational, scientific, governmental or health organizations

Info: (NOFA); Byron Pugh, 202/401-5733; e-mail,; for questions about the program.

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