42 U.S. Code § 713 - Personal responsibility education
Each State allotment under this paragraph for a fiscal year shall be at least $250,000.
A State shall not be paid from its allotment for a fiscal year unless the State submits an application to the Secretary for the fiscal year and the Secretary approves the application (or requires changes to the application that the State satisfies) and meets such additional requirements as the Secretary may specify.
Subject to paragraph (4)(A), amounts allotted to a State pursuant to this subsection for a fiscal year shall remain available for expenditure by the State through the end of the second succeeding fiscal year.
If a State does not submit an application under this section for fiscal year 2010 or 2011, the State shall no longer be eligible to submit an application to receive funds from the amounts allotted for the State for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2017 and such amounts shall be used by the Secretary to award grants under this paragraph for each of fiscal years 2012 through 2017. The Secretary also shall use any amounts from the allotments of States that submit applications under this section for a fiscal year that remain unexpended as of the end of the period in which the allotments are available for expenditure under paragraph (3) for awarding grants under this paragraph.
The Secretary shall solicit applications to award 3-year grants in each of fiscal years 2012 through 2017 to local organizations and entities to conduct, consistent with subsection (b), programs and activities in States that do not submit an application for an allotment under this section for fiscal year 2010 or 2011.
No payment shall be made to a State from the allotment determined for the State under this subsection or to a local organization or entity awarded a grant under paragraph (4), if the expenditure of non-federal funds by the State, organization, or entity for activities, programs, or initiatives for which amounts from allotments and grants under this subsection may be expended is less than the amount expended by the State, organization, or entity for such programs or initiatives for fiscal year 2009.
A State or local organization or entity receiving funds under this section shall cooperate with such requirements relating to the collection of data and information and reporting on outcomes regarding the programs and activities carried out with such funds, as the Secretary shall specify.
The purpose of an allotment under subsection (a)(1) to a State is to enable the State (or, in the case of grants made under subsection (a)(4)(B), to enable a local organization or entity) to carry out personal responsibility education programs consistent with this subsection.
From the amount appropriated under subsection (f) for the fiscal year, the Secretary shall reserve $10,000,000 of such amount for purposes of awarding grants to entities to implement innovative youth pregnancy prevention strategies and target services to high-risk, vulnerable, and culturally under-represented youth populations, including youth in foster care, homeless youth, youth with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women who are under 21 years of age and their partners, mothers who are under 21 years of age and their partners, and youth residing in areas with high birth rates for youth. An entity awarded a grant under this paragraph shall agree to participate in a rigorous Federal evaluation of the activities carried out with grant funds.
The Secretary shall reserve 5 percent of such remainder for purposes of awarding grants to Indian tribes and tribal organizations in such manner, and subject to such requirements, as the Secretary, in consultation with Indian tribes and tribal organizations, determines appropriate.
The Secretary shall reserve 10 percent of such remainder for expenditures by the Secretary for the activities described in clauses (ii) and (iii).
The Secretary shall provide, directly or through a competitive grant process, research, training and technical assistance, including dissemination of research and information regarding effective and promising practices, providing consultation and resources on a broad array of teen pregnancy prevention strategies, including abstinence and contraception, and developing resources and materials to support the activities of recipients of grants and other State, tribal, and community organizations working to reduce teen pregnancy. In carrying out such functions, the Secretary shall collaborate with a variety of entities that have expertise in the prevention of teen pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, financial literacy, and other topics addressed through the personal responsibility education programs.
The Secretary shall administer this section through the Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families within the Department of Health and Human Services.
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the other provisions of this subchapter shall not apply to allotments or grants made under this section.
The term “age-appropriate”, with respect to the information in pregnancy prevention, means topics, messages, and teaching methods suitable to particular ages or age groups of children and adolescents, based on developing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral capacity typical for the age or age group.
The terms “Indian tribe” and “Tribal organization” have the meanings given such terms in section 1603 of title 25.
For the purpose of carrying out this section, there is appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $75,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2017. Amounts appropriated under this subsection shall remain available until expended.
A prior section 713, act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title V, § 513, as added Jan. 2, 1968, Pub. L. 90–248, title III, § 301, 81 Stat. 928, which related to administration, was omitted in the general revision of this subchapter by Pub. L. 97–35, title XXI, § 2192(a), Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 818.
Another prior section 713, acts Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title V, § 513, 49 Stat. 632; Aug. 10, 1939, ch. 666, title V, § 506, 53 Stat. 1381; 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 2, §§ 1, 4, eff. July 16, 1946, 11 F.R. 7873,60 Stat. 1095; Aug. 28, 1950, ch. 809, title III, pt. 6, § 361(e), 64 Stat. 558; July 30, 1965, Pub. L. 89–97, title II, § 204(b), 79 Stat. 354, related to contents of State plans for services for crippled children and their approval by the Administrator prior to the general amendment of title V of the Social Security Act by Pub. L. 90–248, § 301, and was covered by former section 705 of this title.
Provisions similar to those comprising former section 713 were contained in section 541 of act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title V, 49 Stat. 634 (formerly classified to section 731 of this title), prior to the general amendment and renumbering of title V of act Aug. 14, 1935, by Pub. L. 90–248, § 301.
2015—Subsec. (a)(1)(A), (4)(A). Pub. L. 114–10, § 215(1), substituted “2017” for “2015” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (a)(4)(B)(i). Pub. L. 114–10, § 215(2), substituted “through 2017” for “, 2013, 2014, and 2015”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 114–10, § 215(3), substituted “2017” for “2015”.
2014—Subsec. (a)(1)(A), (4)(A). Pub. L. 113–93, § 206(1), substituted “2015” for “2014” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (a)(4)(B)(i). Pub. L. 113–93, § 206(2), substituted “2014, and 2015” for “and 2014”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 113–93, § 206(3), substituted “2015” for “2014”.
2010—Subsec. (b)(2)(C)(i). Pub. L. 111–148, § 10201(h), amended cl. (i) generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (i) read as follows: “Healthy relationships, such as positive self-esteem and relationship dynamics, friendships, dating, romantic involvement, marriage, and family interactions.”
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