Federal Programs - State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education
CSFA Number: 586-60-1571
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Adenike Sosina
217-782-5270
asosina@isbe.net
Short Description
Title V State of Illinois State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program. The stated purpose of this funding is to provide states with funding for additional tools to address the rates of teen pregnancy among those groups who are most likely to bear children out of wedlock. For that reason, states may fund abstinence education as defined by section 510(b) (2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. ยง 710(b)) and/or programs that provide mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision as a means of promoting abstinence from sexual activity. All programs incorporated by a state must ensure that abstinence from sexual activity is an expected outcome. States are encouraged to identify programs that have demonstrated effectiveness in delaying the initiation of sexual activity or promoting abstinence from sexual activity. These projects must focus on the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by delaying initiation of sexual activity and engaging in healthy relationships.
Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Title II Role Of Public Programs, Subtitle L Maternal and Child Services

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Title II Role of Public Programs, Subtitle L, Maternal and Child Health Service, Title V, Section 2954, Public Law 111-148, 42 U.S.C. 713(c)(1)., Title V, Section 2954, Public Law 113-93, 42 U.S.C 710; The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriation Act of 2015, Section 229, Public Law 113-235; The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, Section 214, Public Law 114-10.
Objectives and Goals
Equip students with skills and attitudes so they are capable of delaying initiation into sexual activity and thereby avoiding early pregnancy and/or STI, thus entering adulthood without the health and economic burdens of childbearing or sexually transmitted diseases.

Projects envisioned by this funding opportunity should focus on the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by delaying initiation of sexual activity and engaging in healthy relationships.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Grant award has a matching requirement of not less than 42.857 percent (3/7ths) as required by the award in the amount of no less than $2,281,946. The non-federal match must be used solely for the activities enumerated under section 510 of the Social Security Act and documentation must be provided on the Financial Status Report (FS-425). The purpose of an allotment under subsection (a) to a State is to enable the State to provide abstinence education, and at the option of the State, where appropriate, mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity, with a focus on those groups which are most likely to bear children out-of-wedlock.
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.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicant must demonstrate commitment to the funds matching requirement of not less than 42.857 percent (3/7ths) as required by the award in the amount of no less than $2,281,946.
The must exhibit the capacity to manage and coordinate the demonstration of abstinence education through a cohort of local agencies, educational partners or other appropriate entities in order to reach intended target populations who hold the greatest risk and vulnerability for pregnancies or otherwise have special circumstances. These may include culturally underrepresented youth populations, especially Hispanic, African American, or Native American teenagers, youth in or aging out of foster care or adjudication systems, pregnant or parent teens, and runaway and homeless youth. As the program management awardee for this abstinence education grant, the successful applicant will facilitate the recruitment, coordination, engagement and partnership with up 15 sub-awardees. Management will be initiated within 45 days post award notification and evaluated through contact and written summation with program consultant at ISBE.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Eligible applicants complete the grant application through the RFP process and a review committee evaluates the applications according to the criteria in RFP.
Post Assistance Requirements
This program is subject to the requirements of the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act and 2 CFR 200.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
https://www.cfda.gov/index?s=program&mode=form&tab=step1&id=d780ef4d9ed3fb9feeedb4c62a8541f7
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $5,324,559
FY 2019 : $1,902,758
FY 2020 : $1,800,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details586-60-1571$0 - $009/01/2017 - 09/08/2017 : 4:00 PM
Details19-4998-AE$0 - $190000003/21/2019 - 05/06/2019 : 3 PM
Details20-4998-AENot Applicable09/30/2019 - 11/14/2019 : 3 PM