Abstinence Education Program

Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program

The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) administers the Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program, which is funded by state funds from the Georgia General Assembly and federal funds from the Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 authorized and appropriated funding for the Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program for Federal Fiscal Years 2010 – 2014.  The purpose of this grant program is to support decisions to abstain from sexual activity by providing abstinence programming as defined by Section 510(b) of the Social Security Act.

Georgia’s Abstinence Education Program awards contracts to public and nonprofit agencies to provide abstinence education within a positive youth development framework.  Contractors implement DFCS approved, A-H compliant abstinence curriculum.  Contractors also promote asset development and encourage healthy lifestyle choices by providing supplemental youth development activities.  The target population of the program is youth, ages 10 – 20 years old, who live in geographic locations with high teen pregnancy and birth rates, live in economically disadvantaged communities, or are involved with the juvenile court.  The program goals are to: 

  • Reduce adolescent sexual activity, pregnancies, births, repeat births, and sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
  • Increase the use of abstinence education as the best health message for adolescents by initiating after-school, school-based, or community-based positive youth development programs.

Additionally, Georgia’s Abstinence Education Program promotes sexual risk avoidance as the optimal health message by providing statewide and local training and educational resources on abstinence education and youth development to youth-serving professionals.  The program also sponsors middle and high school assemblies throughout the state on the benefits of abstaining from teen sexual activity and hosts an annual statewide youth summit targeting 1,000 youth.

DFCS 2014-2015 Abstinence Calendar
DFCS 2014-2015 Abstinence Program Report 
Pre-Survey FY2014-2015
PostSurvey FY2014-2015
Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program

Abstinence SoN 2016
A-1 Application Face Sheet
A-2 Proposal Budget Workbook
A-2 Proposed Budget Summary and Narrative Face Sheet
A-3 MoU Face Sheet
A-4 Program Timeline
A-5 Job Descriptions Face Sheet
A-6 Required Forms Face Sheet
A-6b Corporate Resolution Sample
A-6e Security and Immigration Compliance Form
A-6f Tax Compliance Form
A-6g Vendor Management Form
A-6h W-9
A-6i Evaluation Acknowledgement
A-6j Assurance of Medical Accuracy
A-7 Letter of 501(3)(c) Designation
A-8 Financial Statements