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Teenage Pregnancy Prevention:Tier 2 Funding

 

***Special Release***

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Research and Demonstration Programs (Tier 2) and Personal Responsibility Education Program Funding Opportunity Announcement
 
 
Background:
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) announce the availability of funds to support innovative youth pregnancy prevention strategies which are medically accurate and age appropriate. This funding opportunity announcement is part of a larger funding stream appropriated for Fiscal Year 2010 that provides for programs that utilize innovative strategies for preventing teen pregnancy. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) funds (up to $25 million), administered by the Office of Adolescent Health, support research and demonstration projects that will develop, replicate, refine, and test additional models and innovative strategies for preventing teen pregnancy. The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) funds ($10 million), administered by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, will go to implement innovative strategies for preventing teenage pregnancy and target services to identified populations. (p. 5)
 
Who is Eligible to Apply:
Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, American Indian/Alaskan Native tribal governments or organizations, urban Indian health organizations, Tribal epidemiology centers, and state and local governments, including school districts and departments of education and health. (p. 14-15)
 
Target Audience for Projects:
The target population for the TPP funded projects is youth ages 10-19 years at program entry. Individuals who are not yet teenagers, including those under the age of 10, may participate in the TPP projects since many programs include pre-teens as a target audience for program interventions. (p. 8-9)
 
The target population for the PREP funded projects is youth ages 10-19 at program entry and pregnant women and mothers under age 21 and their partners. In addition, PREP funded projects should target high-risk, vulnerable and culturally under-represented youth populations including immigrants, Hispanic, African-American, or American Indian teenagers, those in foster care of in the adjudication system, males, runaway/homeless teenagers, out of school youth, youth with HIV/AIDS, and youth residing in areas with high birthrates for youth. (p. 8-9)
 
Eligible Program Interventions:
“HHS is interested in applications that propose to study a broad range of approaches to teenage pregnancy prevention with a focus on program interventions that are most likely to demonstrate a change in sexual behaviors. This may include programs that are popular in the field, but may not have been rigorously evaluated.” See pages 6-7 of the Funding Opportunity Announcement for more details.
 
Award Amounts:
It is anticipated that this program will provide up to 30 TPP and 15 PREP five-year cooperative agreements in two funding ranges: 
 
Range A: $400,000 to $600,000 per year
Range B: $600,000 to $1,000,000 per year
 
All projects will be required to develop an independent grantee-level evaluation and are expected to allocate 20-25% of their project budget to that evaluation. (See Appendix C – Guidance for Grantee-level, Independent Evaluation Plans)
 
Technical Assistance:
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) will be hosting a technical assistance webinar on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. EST.
On this call, participants will learn more about the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Research and Demonstration Programs and Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (Tier 2) Funding Opportunity Announcement, including the purpose and requirements, how to apply for funds, and program eligibility requirements. Participants will need to have access to a computer with an internet connection and a phone line.
 
Log-in Instructions for the Webinar:
To access the audio -
Call-in Number:  (888) 324-9686        
Passcode: 8384352
 
To access the presentation materials -
URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/
Conference number: PW7143670
Audience passcode: 8384352
 
Participants can join the event directly at:
https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW7143670&p=8384352&t=c
 
Important Deadlines
May 10, 2010 (Monday)
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Letter of Intent due (recommended, but not required)
June 8, 2010 (Tuesday)
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (hard copy)
11:00 p.m. Eastern Time (electronically)
Applications due
September 1, 2010
Cooperative agreements expected to be awarded
 
SIECUS will be providing more information and resources as these become available. Please refer to the funding announcement for more details:

 

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