Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program (Discretionary Grants)
The purpose of the Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (Title V SRAE) program is to provide messages to youth that normalizes the optimal health behavior of avoiding non-marital sexual activity and other risk behaviors. Title V SRAE is a prevention education program targeted to youth ages 10 to 19. Programmatic services must be medically accurate and complete; age-appropriate; based on adolescent learning and developmental theories for the age group receiving the education; and culturally appropriate, recognizing the experiences of youth from diverse communities, backgrounds, and experiences. Education on sexual risk avoidance must address each of the following topics: (A) The holistic individual and societal benefits associated with personal responsibility, self-regulation, goalsetting, healthy decision making, and a focus on the future. (B) The advantage of refraining from non-marital sexual activity in order to improve the future prospects and physical and emotional health of youth. (C) The increased likelihood of avoiding poverty when youth attain self-sufficiency and emotional maturity before engaging in sexual activity. (D) The foundational components of healthy relationships and their impact on the formation of healthy marriages and safe and stable families. (E) How other youth risk behaviors, such as drug and alcohol usage, increase the risk for teen sexual activity. (F) How to resist and avoid, and receive help regarding, sexual coercion and dating violence, recognizing that even with consent teen sex remains a youth risk behavior.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Administration For Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2018
Eighteen (18) new recipients were awarded.Fiscal Year 2019
Twelve (12) continuation awards were made and the program is anticipating approximately 8 new awards.Fiscal Year 2020
Eight (8) continuation awards will be made in FY2020.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Pub. L. No. 115-123), Title V, Section 2954, Public Law 113-93
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under the Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance program.
Title V SRAE Discretionary Grant Program will fund States and other entities to provide youth ages 10 to 19 with education on sexual risk avoidance (voluntarily refraining from sexual activity).
Non-profit organizations must submit proof of non-profit status. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75. Applicants can access and apply for funding opportunities under the Title V Sexual Risk Assistance Education Program at Grants.gov. Application requirements and procedures will be listed in the funding opportunity announcement, which can be found at Grants.gov or on the ACF website at: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/.
A discretionary Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will be published to announce the availability of SRAE funding. Applications will be reviewed by an Objective Review Committee which applies the criteria given in the FOA in order to derive priority scores. The review panels will consist of expert peer reviewers who will review each application that meets the responsiveness and screening criteria. Federal staff will provide oversight to the review process.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 45 to 60 days.
Subject to the limitations of the Appendix A to 45 CFR Part 16, appeals may take place in accordance with 45 CFR Part 16.
A Non-Competing Continuation (NCC) application is required in order to obligate grant funds for each new budget year of the project and to ensure that proposed programmatic activities are consistent with the scope of the program announcement. Awards are based upon appropriate performance/progress and availability of funds. The grantee will receive notification through the Grant Solutions system when the Non-Competing Continuation Application is available for completion. The recipient must submit a Non-Competing Continuation packet through Grant Solutions by the due date indicated.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for selecting proposals will be stated in the funding opportunity announcements for the programs.
How may assistance be used?
The Title V Competitive Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Grant Program supports funding to projects that provide educational services for youth that normalizes the optimal health behavior of avoiding non-marital sexual activity. Title V Competitive SRAE Programs are designed to teach youth the benefits associated with:
• personal responsibility
• self regulation
• goal setting
• healthy decision-making
• focusing on the future
• preventing youth risk behaviors such as
underage drinking and illicit drug use.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
FYSB requires project officers to conduct routine performance reviews that includes off-site and on-site monitoring of the Title V SRAE grants.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200, and has codified the text, with HHS-specific amendments in 45 CFR Part 75. ACF recipients must follow the requirements in 45 CFR Part 75. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements of 45 CFR Part 75 Subpart F.
Retention requirements for records are covered by the provisions of 45 CFR SS75.361, and generally must be retained for three years from the submission date of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Discretionary awards will have a 24-month project period with two 12-month budget periods. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Recipients are notified that funds have been awarded through a Notice of Award (NOA) issued by the Administration for Children and Families. Funds are disbursed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System (PMS).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
330 C Street., SW
Washington, DC 20021 US
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$4,762,870.00; FY 19 est $6,821,526.00; FY 20 est $4,300,000.00; FY 17$0.00; - Title V SRAE funding will be used to award competitive grants. A set-aside of 20% ($15,000,000) of the $75,000,000 appropriation will fund program support activities and $60,000,000 for formula and competitive grants.
Funds (approximately $10,000,000) allocated for states that do not apply for Title V State SRAE funding shall be used to fund Title V Competitive SRAE grants.
Funds ($15,000,000) shall be reserved for program support that may be provided directly or through a competitive award process. Program support includes research, training and technical assistance, a national evaluation, and the collection of information on programs and activities.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range of awards for discretionary Title V Competitive SRAE is $13,500 to $400,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects