Funding News & Grant Support


You can apply for $500,00-$1,500,000 in federal grant funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention! Check out our toolkit to find the materials you need to write a successful application.

More than $36 million has been forecast for Healthy Relationship Education, $24 million for Healthy Marriage, and $60 million for Responsible Fatherhood federal grants. 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 avreview 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.

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Program’s Basic Center Program (BCP) provides temporary shelter and counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians, have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might otherwise end up in the law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. Grantees will enhance outcomes for youth in the core area of social and emotional wellbeing. To the extent possible, they should incorporate the use of trauma-informed, evidence-based or evidence informed interventions. Runaway and homeless youth will also receive information and counseling services in basic life skills which shall include money management, budgeting, consumer education, and use of credit, parenting skills (as appropriate), interpersonal skill building, educational advancement, job attainment skills, and mental and physical healthcare.

A new resource for practitioners, grant writers, and program managers aiming to support and serve youth provides clear, science-based definitions for relevant terminology. The resource defines terms that are commonly used to describe the context, interventions, and outcomes encountered by practitioners serving youth and young adults.

Charting a Course for Economic Mobility and Responsible Parenting

Due Date: 6/29/20
The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) forecasts inviting eligible applicants to submit applications developing interventions to educate teens and young adults about the financial, legal, and emotional responsibilities of parenthood. The primary goal of the grant projects is to leverage the child support program’s expertise on the legal and financial responsibilities of parenting to educate and motivate teens and young adults to postpone parenthood until after they have completed their education, started a career, and entered a committed relationship. The target populations for these three-year grant projects are teens and young adults ages 13-25, including unmarried parents and those who have not yet started families. The grant project design should identify existing public and private entities serving similar populations and establish and/or leverage partnerships to connect educational and motivational programs to additional supportive services promoting economic stability and healthy family formation. Grant project designs will build on, adapt, and enhance existing responsible parenting, paternity, and child support awareness models as well as develop new educational materials and tools. Grantees will be expected to prioritize partnerships with state or tribal universities to evaluate their projects and to share project materials and resources, intervention lessons, and promising practices for outreach developed as part of the grant project with other state and tribal IV-D agencies.

Fund for Teachers

Deadline: Year-Round
Grants of $5,000 to $10,000 are awarded for professional development. Fund for Teachers is unique in that it awards grants for professional development based on the principle that the teacher knows what they need to grow as an educator. These grants are self-designed and allow teachers to create their own professional development opportunities based on what is most beneficial to their teaching. The Fund for Teachers application encourages educators to think about their objectives and motivations and the impact their particular plan of action will have on students.

The Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant

Deadline: Year-round
The Bush Foundation provides Community Innovation grants of $10,000 to $200,000. Community Innovation grants may be awarded to 501(c)(3) public charities or government entities (including schools). Coalitions or collabrotives are eligible to apply, but only one organization may receive the grant. The grant supports communities that have identified a problem and want to implement a solution while engaging the community and other organizations.