Community-Based Abstinence Education (CBAE)
To promote abstinence education, as defined by Section 510(b)(2) in Title V of the Social Security Act, for adolescents aged 12 through 18. The entire focus of these programs is to educate young people and create an environment within communities that supports teen decisions to postpone sexual activity until marriage. The CBAE program was discontinued in FY10. No new funds will be available and no new awards will be made.
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Pursuant to Section 510(b)(2) of Title V of the Social Security Act, the term "abstinence education," for purposes of this program means an educational or motivational program that:
(A) Has as its exclusive purpose, teaching the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by abstaining from sexual activity;
(B) Teaches abstinence from sexual activity outside marriage as the expected standard for all school age children;
(C) Teaches that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and other associated health problems;
(D) Teaches that a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity;
(E) Teaches that sexual activity outside of the context of marriage is likely to have harmful psychological and physical effects;
(F) Teaches that bearing children out-of-wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for the child, the child's parents, and society;
(G) Teaches young people how to reject sexual advances and how alcohol and drug use increases vulnerability to sexual advances; and
(H) Teaches the importance of attaining self-sufficiency before engaging in sexual activity.
Title XI, Section 1110 of the Social Security Act.
Public and private agencies responsible for the administration (or supervision of the administration) of projects under Section 1110 of the Social Security Act that teach abstinence, using the definitions contained in Section 510(b)(2) of the Act, to adolescents ages 12 through 18. Eligible applicants include: State governments; County governments; City or Township governments; independent school districts; private institutions of higher education; special district governments; public and State-controlled institutions of higher education; Native American Tribal governments (Federally recognized); public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American Tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized Tribal governments); non-profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; non-profits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; for-profit organizations other than small businesses; and, small businesses. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the statutory eligibility requirements are eligible to apply under this announcement. Sex education programs that promote the use of contraceptives are not eligible for funding under this program. The CBAE program was discontinued in FY10. No new funds will be available and no new awards will be made.
Adolescents ages 12 through 18.
Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
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.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Specific instructions are published in a program announcement made available through www.grants.gov.
All applications are reviewed by a panel of nonfederal experts that assigns scores according to the published criteria. 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.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 90 days. The CBAE program was discontinued in FY10. No new funds will be available and no new awards will be made.
Other - Not Specified.
From 60 to 90 days. Awards are generally made for a 5-year project period. In the first year of the project, grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Grant applications will be considered on a noncompetitive basis for years two through five subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the grantee, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the Federal Government. The CBAE program was discontinued in FY10. No new funds will be available and no new awards will be made.
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
Awards are generally made for a 5-year project period. In the first year of the project, grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Grant applications will be considered on a noncompetitive basis for years two through five subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the grantee, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the Federal Government. Grants will be awarded for 12-month budget periods with a five-year project period. The CBAE program was discontinued in FY10. No new funds will be available and no new awards will be made. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: All grant-funded work must be completed on or before October 29, 2010.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees are required to submit cash transaction reports, progress reports, and expenditure reports. Cash reports are not applicable. Grantees are required to submit program progress reports semi-annually throughout the project period. Program progress reports are due 30 days after the reporting period. Final programmatic reports are due 90 days after the close of the project period. Grantees are required to submit financial reports (SF-269) semi-annually throughout the project period. Financial reports are due 30 days after the reporting period. Final financial reports are due 90 days after the close of the project period. Performance monitoring occurs by reviewing program progress reports, conducting monitoring phone calls and conducting monitoring site visits.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
All financial records are to be maintained 3 years after termination of the project or until audit is completed, whichever occurs first.
Fiscal Year 2013: 10 grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2014: It is estimated that 9 grants will be awarded in FY 2014. Fiscal Year 2015: TBD.
(Salaries) FY 13 $4,681,000; FY 14 est $4,986,475; and FY 15 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The estimated range and average is $200,000 - $700,000.
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.
Regional or Local Office
Debbie Powell, 2150 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20447 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 205-2360.
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals