The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) announces the availability of funding in the form of discretionary, competitive grants to Indian Tribes and tribal organizations to develop and implement projects that educate American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV/AIDS.
Funds will support the design, implementation, and sustainability of culturally and linguistically appropriate youth pregnancy prevention programs that replicate evidence-based effective programs, substantially incorporate elements of effective programs, or include promising practices within the AI/AN tribal communities.
Projects are also required to incorporate at least three of the following six adulthood preparation subjects (APS):
- healthy relationships,
- adolescent development,
- financial literacy,
- parent-child communication,
- educational and career success, and
- healthy life skills.
- The goal of the Tribal PREP is to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and STIs, including HIV/AIDS.
- Programs must promote changes in behaviors associated with pregnancy or STIs through methods such as delaying sexual activity, increasing condom or contraceptive use, and reducing the number of partners.
The following overall objectives of Tribal PREP are to:
- Design and implement programs to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception to prevent adolescent pregnancy and STIs, including HIV/AIDS;
- Provide medically accurate, age-appropriate programming that is inclusive and culturally appropriate;
- Use best practices to replicate evidence-based effective programs (using culturally and linguistically appropriate adaptations, as necessary), substantially incorporate elements of effective programs that are proven to change behaviors (to include delaying sexual activity or increasing condom and contraceptive use), or substantially incorporate elements or practices from promising practices that have demonstrated effectiveness within AI/AN tribal communities; and
- Promote successful, healthy transitions to adulthood through the implementation of at least three APS.
- Estimated Total Funding: $3,250,000
- Expected Number of Awards: 8
- Award Ceiling: $600,000 Per Budget Period
- Award Floor: $350,000 Per Budget Period
- Average Projected Award Amount: $400,000 Per Budget Period
- Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12- month budget periods
Tribal PREP Program Design
Under Tribal PREP, the following requirements must be addressed:
- Substantial emphasis on both abstinence and contraception
- Adulthood Preparation Subjects
- Culturally and linguistically appropriate evidence-based, effective, or promising programs
- Fidelity and adaptations
- Medical accuracy and age-appropriateness
- Trauma-informed approaches
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328996