The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to replicate and scale up programs that include the protective factors shown to be effective in the prevention of risk behaviors, including teen pregnancy.
The overall goal is to promote healthy adolescence and to address youth sexual
risk holistically or across the interrelated factors that promote optimal health and result in healthy decision-making and teen pregnancy prevention.
Target populations Applicant should target participants and communities most at risk.
Applicants should select a population(s) within a community that has a teen birth rate, STD rate, sexual activity rate, or other measure of sexual risk that is either at or above the national average as published in a current federal report or one that has not experienced a decline commensurate with national declines.
Each selected community must be defined by clear geographic boundaries in order to assure that the number of youth served can be identified and sexual risk rates can be monitored.