Healthy Youth PA

Posted by Pennsylvania Department of Health on April 13, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health announces a Request for Applications (RFA) opportunity for Healthy Youth PA. This newly created program uses an integrated program model of mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity between youth ages 9 to 14. Funding for Healthy Youth PA is made available through the Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Healthy Youth PA strives to implement strategies to build protective factors to promote the optimal transition of youth from middle childhood to adolescence. These protective factors will assist youth in transitioning to a healthy, productive and connected young adulthood. The program will be implemented in the Counties of: Allegheny, Berks, Elk, Fayette, Lawrence, Lehigh, Lycoming, Philadelphia, and Venango.

The anticipated grant agreement term is July 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 with the possibility of two one-year renewals. The maximum award amount for the 15-month term is $148,750 per program. The RFA for Healthy Youth PA can be found by selecting the following link: Applications must be received by 2:30 pm on May 13, 2015.

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