The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is soliciting applications from tribes and tribal organizations for a new program authorized under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PL 111-148) to support programs to educate Indian youth about prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases as well to prepare youth for adulthood. It is entitled the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).
PREP is funded in two parts – a 12-month planning year and a 36-month implementation period. The ACF has $6.5 million to award for the planning period and $3.25 million for each year of the subsequent implementation period. Planning grants will range from $200,000 to $800,000; implementation grants will range from $100,000 to $400,000. We quote below from the ACF application regarding PREP’s purposes:
• Collaborative, community planning efforts to further identify and refine needs in the area of teen pregnancy prevention and to develop capacity and infrastructure to support such a program
• The design, implementation and sustaining of teen pregnancy prevention and adulthood preparation programs that are based on effective models (or elements of effective models); practice-based evidence, or promising practices in the community
• The provision of culturally appropriate teen pregnancy prevention and adulthood preparation services to youth that meet the unique needs of the community
• The design of and participation in evaluations with sufficient rigor to examine the effectiveness of teen pregnancy prevention and adulthood preparation programs adapted to serve American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) youth
The ACF strongly encourages applicants to send a letter of intent to apply by July 25, 2011; the deadline for receipt of applications is August 23, 2011.
A copy of complete application information may be downloaded at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2011-ACF-ACYF-AT-0157/html
Please let us know if we may provide additional information regarding the Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program for Teen Pregnancy Prevention.