Funding News & Grant Support


Are you looking for funding? Want to expand your program or create new opportunities to serve youth in your community?

NOW is the time to prepare!

More than $87 million has been forecast for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Sexual Risk Avoidance federal grants(We expect over $100 million in Healthy Marriage/Relationship and Responsible Fatherhood funding to be announced shortly.)

Even though the details of the grants are not yet known, there are things you can do NOW that will help you to be ready without making any financial investments.

1)    Make a PLAN

  • Know the population and the community you intend to serve and understand everything you can about them – needs, demographics, etc.
  • In the past this has meant delivering services to teens in areas with higher than the national average teen pregnancy rate.
  • Figure out which settings will offer the best opportunities for your grant activity and why.  What are the rules and regulations of working in those settings? (i.e. if working in a school, which class is most suitable for this instruction?


  • Explore the intervention(s) you may want to provide that are best suited for your population and setting. Request areview copy from Dibble for your team and your partners.

(Selecting an evidence-based program may increase your chances of winning.  Our Love Notes EBP Model is the only program on the federal list of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs with five or more positive outcomes. Most importantly, teens taught Love Notes were 46% less likely to get pregnant, compared to the control group 12 months post instruction.)

3)    Reach out to PARTNERS

  • NOW is the time to build relationships with any partners you feel will to make your grant activity successful.
  • Brainstorm with them how best to deliver the program, any barriers to participation and how to overcome them, who will be instructing, and best ways to recruit and retain your intended population.

NOW is the time to be PLAN, PICK, and PARTNER!

Got questions or want a free review copy of a curriculum? Email us ASAP.

Funds Available to Address School Violence

Department of Justice
The STOP School Violence Grant Program seeks to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. This program’s objective is to increase school safety by implementing training, school threat assessments, or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students; technological solutions such as anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area to enable students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify threats of school violence; or other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence. The application deadline is March 3, 2020.

(Ed. Note: Research shows time and again, that teaching young people relationship skills decreases and helps to prevent violence.)

Evaluating Practice-based Programs, Policies, and Practices from CDCs Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program

This NOFO seeks proposals to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention programs, policies, or practices implemented by CDC-funded Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) programs to prevent sexual violence. Research funded under this announcement is intended to expand the evidence base for sexual violence prevention in one or more of the following strategy areas identified in the STOP SV technical package: Promote Social Norms that Protect Against Violence, Provide Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women, and Create Protective Environments.

Grant Forecasts

$54 Million for Teen Pregnancy Prevention
FY2020 funding is available to support new cooperative agreements for organizations to replicate programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors.  Funds will be used to replicate programs with as many youth and families as possible, and in communities with the greatest need to reduce rates of teen pregnancy and STIs.

$33 Million for Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Programs
The goals of SRAE are to empower participants to make healthy decisions, and provide tools and resources to prevent pregnancy, STIs, and youth engagement in other risky behaviors.

$18 Million for Innovation and Impact in Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Y2020 funding is available to support new cooperative agreements to increase the number of effective programs to delay sexual initiation and prevent teen pregnancy and STIs by developing and evaluating new or innovative approaches.  Funded grantees will develop and test new innovative interventions to prevent teen pregnancy and STIs and delay sexual initiation, and increase the number of programs available that are proven to delay sexual initiation and prevent teen pregnancy and STIs.

$6 Million for Competitive Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Grants
Successful applicants must agree to use medically accurate information referenced to peer-reviewed publications by educational, scientific, governmental, or health organizations; implement an evidence-based approach integrating research findings with practical implementation that aligns with the needs and desired outcomes for the intended audience; and teach the benefits associated with self-regulation, success sequencing for poverty prevention, healthy relationships, goal setting, and resisting sexual coercion, dating violence, and other youth risk behaviors such as underage drinking or illicit drug use without normalizing teen sexual activity.

$1.5 Million for Pregnancy Prevention Research (i.e. analysis of secondary data)
This funding opportunity is for new  research, evaluation, and statistics grant projects that would make significant contributions to the mission of the organization and to the pregnancy prevention and family planning fields.