The Administration for Families and Children (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families' (ACYF) Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will be accepting applications from local organizations and entities, including faith-based organizations to develop, implement and test innovative adolescent
pregnancy prevention strategies for the Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies (PREIS).
This program targets services to high-risk, vulnerable and culturally underrepresented youth populations.
This includes youth in foster care, homeless youth, youth with HIV/AIDS, pregnant and parenting women who are under 21 years of age and their partners, youth who have been trafficked, and youth residing in high teen birth rate areas.
Projects are required to implement at least three of six adulthood preparation subjects:
healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, parent-child communication, educational and career success, and healthy life skills.
Successful applicants are expected to implement rigorous evaluations conducted by third-party evaluators.
Acceptable evaluation designs include randomized controlled trials with subjects assigned to intervention and control groups or strong quasi-experimental designs.