Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program (Discretionary Grants)


The purpose of the Title V Competitive SRAE Program is to fund projects to implement education exclusively on sexual risk avoidance that teaches youth participants to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity. Title V Competitive SRAE is a prevention education program targeted to youth ages 10 to 19. Eligible applicants are expected to submit plans for the implementation of sexual risk avoidance education that normalizes the optimal health behavior of avoiding non-marital sexual activity. The program is designed to teach youth the holistic and individual, societal benefits associated with personal responsibility; self-regulation; goal setting; healthy decision-making; a focus on future goals; and how other youth risk behaviors, such as drug and alcohol usage, increase the risk for teen sex. Services must be medically accurate and address Topics A-F as described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Administration For Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2018 Eighteen (18) new recipients were awarded.
Fiscal Year 2019 Twelve (12) continuation awards were made and 7 new awards.
Fiscal Year 2020 Six (6) non-competing continuation awards and 28 new awards were made in FY2020.
Fiscal Year 2021 24 non-competing continuation awards and 15 new awards were made in FY2021.
Fiscal Year 2023 Fiscal Year 2023: It is anticipated that 28 non-competing continuation awards and 20 new awards will be made in FY2023.
The Title V SRAE Program is authorized and funded by section 510 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 710), as amended by Section 50502 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law No. 115-123) and extended by Division CC, Title III, Section 303 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Public Law No. 117-103), Title V Social Security Act, Section 510, Public Law 115-123, 42 U.S.C. 710
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants for FY2023 awards are limited to local organizations and entities or consortia with the capacity to develop and implement Title V Competitive SRAE projects in states and territories that did not accept Title V State SRAE funding. Applicants located in and/or proposing to manage a project from an ineligible state cannot propose a project that serves an eligible state. Funds are not available for FY2023 new awards in Delaware, Kansas, North Dakota, Wyoming, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a portion of FY2023 allocations will be used to fund the second year of the two-year project of competitive grants awarded in FY2022. Eligible applicants for FY2023 new awards are organizations and entities, including faith-based organizations or consortia, in the following states and territories: Alaska, California, Connecticut, D.C., Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The beneficiaries include youth ages 10-19 years. Title V Competitive SRAE Programs may target services to vulnerable youth populations to include, but not limited to, the following: youth living in under-resourced regions and areas with high rates of teen births and STIs; culturally underrepresented youth populations, especially Hispanic, African American, or Native American teenagers; youth in or aging out of foster care or adjudication systems; youth who are victims of trafficking; youth who have runaway or left home without permission; youth experiencing homelessness; youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual, and/or two spirit (LGBTQIA2S+), and other vulnerable or underserved youth populations. The needs of LGBTQIA2S+ youth are taken into consideration in recipients' program design.
Non-profit organizations must submit proof of non-profit status.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants may find and apply to Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) on https://www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Each application will be screened to determine whether it meets any of the disqualifying factors: missing the application deadline, required electronic submission or waiver requested and approved, or exceeding the Award Ceiling. Disqualified applications are considered to be "non-responsive" and are excluded from the competitive review process. Applications competing for financial assistance will be reviewed and evaluated by merit review panels using only the criteria described in the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO). Each panel is composed of experts with knowledge and experience in the area under review. Results of the competitive, objective review are taken into consideration by ACF in the selection of projects for funding; however, merit review scores and rankings are not binding. Scores and rankings are only one element used in the award decision-making process. ACF reserves the right to evaluate applications in the larger context of the overall portfolio by considering geographic distribution of federal funds (e.g., ensuring coverage of states, counties, or service areas) in its pre-award decisions. ACF will complete a review of risk posed by applicants as described in 45 CFR 75.205. ACF may elect not to fund applicants with management or financial problems that would indicate an inability to successfully complete the proposed project. Applications may be funded in whole or in part. Successful applicants may be funded at an amount lower than requested.
See the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for deadline information.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Applications recommended for approval in the merit review process, but not selected for award, may receive funding if additional funds become available in the current Fiscal Year. For those applications determined as "approved but unfunded," notice will be given of the determination by email.
There is no appeal process for unsuccessful applicants. For existing recipients, appeals regarding disputes may take place in accordance with 45 CFR Part 16, subject to the limitations of the Appendix A .
Non-Competing Continuation (NCC) applications are required to request award funds for each new budget period of the project period, and to ensure that proposed programmatic activities are consistent with the scope of the NOFO. Non-competing continuations will be issued based on availability of funds, satisfactory progress, compliance with award terms and conditions and a determination that continuation funding is in the best interest of the federal government. The recipient 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?
The criteria for selecting proposals will be published in the NOFO .
How may assistance be used?
The Title V Competitive SRAE discretionary grant program supports funding to projects that provide educational services for youth ages 10 to 19 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; and preventing youth risk behaviors such as underage drinking and illicit drug use.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: FYSB requires federal project officers to conduct routine performance reviews that includes off-site and on-site monitoring of the Title V Competitive SRAE grants.
45 CFR Part 75 Subpart F applies to this program.
All records are to be maintained in accordance with 45 CFR 75.361-365.
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. Post award, the Division of Payment Management will establish an account from which a recipient may draw down award funds.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Resa Matthew, Interim Director
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201 US
Phone: 2024015124
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 22$11,784,417.00; FY 23 est $13,482,271.00; FY 24 Estimate Not Available FY 21$13,389,260.00; FY 20$11,892,255.00; FY 19$4,505,411.00; FY 18$4,762,870.00; FY 17$0.00; - Title V Competitive SRAE funding will be used to award competitive grants. A set-aside of not more than 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 $14,000,000 of the $60,000,000) allocated for states that do not apply for Title V State SRAE funding shall be used to award 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 FY2022 range in awards was $13,501 to $450,000 with an average award of $350,000. The FY2023 estimated range in awards is $54,815 to $450,000 with an estimated average award of $400,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


Federal Grants Resources