Sexual Risk Avoidance Education

To promote sexual risk avoidance education, as defined by section 1110 of the Social Security Act, for adolescents.

The focus of the program is to teach participants how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity, empower participants to make healthy decisions, provide tools and
resources to prevent pregnancy and STI, and prevent youth engagement in other risky behaviors.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Morehouse School Of Medicine, Inc., The $ 445,772   2018-09-302021-09-29
Friends First, Inc $ 445,772   2018-09-302021-09-29
Oic Of Broward County, Inc. $ 445,772   2018-09-302021-09-29
Cjh Educational Grant Services Inc $ 422,521   2018-09-302021-09-29
Dove Medical, Inc. $ 335,602   2018-09-302021-09-29
Youth Services Of Tulsa Inc $ 332,879   2018-09-302021-09-29
Ambassadors For Christ Youth Ministries $ 396,243   2018-09-302021-09-29
Douglas-cherokee Economic Authority, Inc. $ 342,890   2018-09-302021-09-29
Ridge Project, Inc. $ 445,773   2018-09-302021-09-29
Change Happens! $ 445,773   2018-09-302021-09-29



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Twenty one (21) Sexual Risk Avoidance Education grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2017: Twenty seven (27) Sexual Risk Avoidance Education grants. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are for making competitive grants which exclusively implement education in sexual risk avoidance (defined as voluntarily refraining from non-marital sexual activity) and for Federal costs of administering the grant.

Provided further, under the authority of section 1110 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C.

§ 1310 grants shall be made only to public and private entities that agree to use medically accurate information referenced to peer-reviewed publications by educational, scientific, governmental, or health organizations; implement an evidence-based approach integrating research findings with practical implementation that aligns with the needs and desired outcomes for the intended audience; and 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 such as underage drinking or illicit drug use without normalizing teen sexual activity.

The funds are restricted for the purpose of implementing sexual risk avoidance education to prevent teen pregnancy.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Grants made under the authority of section 1110 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C.

§ 1310 grants shall be made only to public and private entities that agree to use medically accurate information referenced to peer-reviewed publications by educational, scientific, governmental, or health organizations; implement an evidence-based approach integrating research findings with practical implementation that aligns with the needs and desired outcomes for the intended audience; and 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 such as underage drinking or illicit drug use without normalizing teen sexual activity.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Vulnerable populations of youth with a focus on those that are most likely to bear children out-of-wedlock or who live in areas with high teen birth rates.

Credentials/Documentation

Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Specific instructions are published in a program announcement made available through www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

All applications are reviewed by a panel of nonfederal expert peer reviewers that assigns scores according to the published criteria in the funding opportunity announcement. The panel's scores are factored into the recommendations for funding. Scores and recommendations are reviewed by the Associate Commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau. Recommendations are made to the ACYF Commissioner, who makes the final funding decisions after approval is granted by the Office of Grants Management.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Social Security Act, Section 1110, 42 U.S.C 1310; General Departmental Management for the Office of the Secretary under Division H, Title II of The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31. , Section 1110, Public Law 115-31, 42 U.S.C 1310; General Departmental Management for the Office of the Secretary under Division H, Title II of The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114-113.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

12 months, by the end of the FY 2016. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Periodic draw downs based on need and project progress.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Semi-annually Performance Progress Reports (PPR) and Semi-annually Federal Financial Reports (FFR).

Semi-annually Federal Financial Reports (FFR).

Semi-annually Performance Progress Reports (PPR).

Semi-annually Federal Financial Reports (FFR).

Semi-annually Performance Progress Reports (PPR).

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. The Single Audit is conducted by a certified independent auditor. The Data Collection Forms (Form SF-SAC) must be completed and signed by an independent auditor and along with other required documents will be submitted to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse within the earlier of 30 calendar days after receipt of the auditor?s reports, or nine months after the end of the audit period. Audit procedures also include: Data Collection Forms (Form SF-SAC); Financial statements; Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA); Auditor's opinions on the fair presentation of the financial statements and the SEFA; Auditor?s report on internal control and compliance pertaining to financial reporting; Auditor?s report on internal control and opinion on compliance pertaining to major programs; Auditor?s Schedule of Findings and Questioned Costs; Grantee?s response to the findings and corrective actions plans; and Summary Schedule of Prior Audit Findings, which includes the current status of previous audit findings not resolved as of the end of the prior audit.

Records

All financial records are to be maintained 3 years after termination of the project or until audit is completed, whichever occurs first.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0120-0-1-506 - General Departmental Management account.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $8,981,973; FY 17 est $13,447,039; and FY 18 est $10,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$350,000 to $450,000. The average estimate award amount is $450,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Contact the Family and Youth Services Bureau central office for available literature. You may also get information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau website at the following address: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

LeBretia White Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C Street, SW, Room #3614, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: lebretia.white@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 205-9605 Fax: (202) 260-9345

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be evaluated based upon the criteria published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement located on the following website address: http://www.grants.gov/.



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