Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies (PREIS)

Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations, state and local agencies, LEAs, IHEs, and tribal governments and organizations for programs to reduce the rates of teen pregnancies and STIs. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funded programs should target high-risk and underrepresented youth populations.
PREIS programs address disparities in teen births and rising STI rates through the implementation and evaluation of innovative strategies that are designed to change sexual risk behaviors such as delaying sexual activity, increasing condom or contraceptive use, and reducing pregnancy. Although there is a growing body of research on teen pregnancy among general youth populations, gaps in both research and the availability of interventions related to various high risk and vulnerable youth populations remain. The purpose of the PREIS program is to build the evidence base for adolescent pregnancy prevention interventions that are effective with high risk and vulnerable youth populations and fill gaps with new promising program models.Under the PREIS program, the following requirements must be addressed:Innovative strategiesAbstinence and contraceptionAdulthood Preparation Subjects (APS)Medically accurate informationAge appropriate informationCulturally appropriate informationTrauma-informed careReferrals to healthcare and other servicesInterventions must target youth at high risk for pregnancy and address relevant risk and protective factors associated with sexual risk behaviors. Innovative strategies are broadly defined but may include those that:Have technology and/or computer-based components (i.e., apps, web-based learning, gaming)Are implemented in non-traditional settings (e.g., runaway and homeless youth shelters, foster care group homes, juvenile detention centers, faith-based settings)Target hard to reach populations (e.g., runaway and homeless youth, foster care youth, pregnant and parenting youth, victims of human trafficking)Use systems-level approaches (i.e., approaches that aim to affect not only the individual but also multiple levels such as family, community, and institution)PREIS Program Timeline:

Sub Title
Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and IHEs for Programs Mitigating Teen Pregnancies
Funding Source

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – Administration for Children and Families (ACF) – Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) – Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

07/26/21 11:59 PM ET Online Submission
Eligibility Criteria

City or township governments
County governments
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Independent school districts
Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Public housing authorities
See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
Small businesses
Special district governments
State governments

Term of Contract

Anticipated Project Start Date: 09/30/2021

Length of Project Period: 60-month project with five 12-month budget periods.

Estimated Total Program Funding
Number of Grants
Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $900,000 Per Budget Period Award Floor: $600,000 Per Budget Period Average Projected Award Amount: $750,000 Per Budget Period