The Administration for Families and Children (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families' (ACYF) Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will be accepting applications for the implementation of the Competitive Abstinence Education (CAE) program.
The purpose of the CAE program is
to provide funding for additional tools to address the rates of teen pregnancy among adolescent youth who are at greatest risk of sexually transmitted diseases/sexually transmitted infections (STD/STI) and most likely to bear children out of wedlock.
Grantees under this program will be expected to develop a targeted and medically accurate approach to reducing teen pregnancies through abstinence education.
Abstinence education programming is one intervention in a continuum of services that seeks to prevent teen pregnancy.
Program plans will focus on the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by delaying initiation of sexual activity and engaging in healthy relationships.