Program Description

The purpose of the Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program (Tribal PREP) is to support projects that educate American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth between the ages of 10 and 19 years, and pregnant and parenting youth under age 21, on abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV/AIDS. Funds will support the design, implementation, and sustainability of culturally and linguistically appropriate teen pregnancy prevention programs that replicate evidence-based effective programs, substantially incorporate elements of effective programs, or include promising practices within the AI/AN tribal communities. Projects are also required to incorporate at least three of six adulthood preparation subjects. The 60-month project period will be divided into two phases: a planning period and a full implementation period. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) intends to engage in a collaborative learning agenda that will provide support to grantees engaged in local evaluations and support performance measure data collection efforts. In addition to collecting performance measures, Tribal PREP programs must design and propose (during the planning period) a local evaluation of funded activities and must set aside a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 percent of their annual Tribal PREP budget for their evaluation.

General Program Requirements

Eligible applicants are Indian tribes and tribal organizations, as such terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603).

Indian tribes must be acknowledged by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as federally recognized. For a list of federally recognized tribes, see the BIA webpage.

Tribal organizations must submit documentation that supports its classification as a recognized governing body of any federally recognized Indian tribe; any legally established organization of Indians that is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or that is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization, and that includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities. A tribe that is federally recognized but is not on the BIA webpage or a tribal organization that does not meet the requirement listed above, must submit documentation that is signed and dated by an official of the governing body. Written Board Resolutions, meeting minutes from the governing body, and/or letters from the authorizing official reflecting approval are acceptable documentation depending on what is appropriate for the applicant's governance structure.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for this funding opportunity, please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Program Contact Information

Sarah Axelson
Management Analyst
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
Family & Youth Services Bureau
Administration for Children & Families
Phone: 202-401-6968

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.092
Current Method of Tribal EligibilitySee eligibility information above.
Funding TypeCooperative Agreements
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceIndian tribes or tribal organizations. See eligibility information above.
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Length of Program60 months
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Tribes Funded by this ProgramTo be announced by September 30, 2016

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