This grant program is intended for the initiation of programs seeking to
prevent teen sexual activity. Funding will be devoted exclusively to abstinence
until marriage programs seeking to prevent teen pregnancies, sexually
transmitted diseases, school drop outs, out-of-wedlock teen births, abortions
and welfare dependency. Programs will provide abstinence education and, where
appropriate, mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision to promote abstinence
from sexual activity, with a focus on those groups which are most likely to
bear children out-of-wedlock.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Grant recipients are required to submit semi-annual
progress reports outlining project activities, number and composition of
participating youth and progress in meeting project goals. Grant funds are
administered on a reimbursement basis only. Recipients must comply with federal
and state financial regulations relating to purchases, contracts, audit
requirements and the maintenance of financial records. A final evaluation
report must be submitted and approved by GOCF staff prior to final
reimbursement of grant funds. Grant recipients must provide 40% matching
non-federal cash and/or in-kind funds.
(3) ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS. Eligible applicants
for the Spring 2009 cycle include current programs who are seeking
2nd or 3rd year funding.
Applicants include local governments, school systems, faith-based
organizations, and non-profit organizations.
(4) AWARD CRITERIA. Completed proposals
contain a project narrative outlining statement of need, goals and objectives,
methods, evaluation and a continuation plan; detailed budget narrative; signed
certifications; and letters of support. Applicants must comply with specific
programmatic requirements published in the 2009 Abstinence Until Marriage
Request for Proposals.
DIRECTIONS AND DEADLINES FOR APPLYING. Specific directions are contained in the
2009 Abstinence Until Marriage Request for Proposals, which is available on the
GOCF website (www.children.ga.gov
Applications are due May 26, 2009 by 5:00 p.m. Interested parties should
contact Danielle Ruedt, Public Health Programs Coordinator, at 55 Park Place,
NE, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 656-5168 or e-mail
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 96-1-.04
10, Title V of the Social Security Act, as
Original grant description
entitled "Abstinence Education" submitted December 19, 1997.
Submitted: Grant entitled "Abstinence Until Marriage"
Dec. 21, 2006.