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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
South Dakota Department of Health

Abstinence Education Grant

Since September 2010, the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Family and Community Health has received federal abstinence-only education funding.  The purpose of these funds is to enable the State to provide abstinence education to South Dakota youth. 

The South Dakota Department of Health worked with stakeholders including other state agencies as well as community-based organizations. The department conducted a review of data and together with stakeholders identified the target population for abstinence programming as 9-11 year olds, at least 50% of whom are American Indian youth.

Through an annual request for proposal (RFP) process, a contract was awarded to the Boys and Girls Club of Watertown to implement an evidence-based program.  

  • The FY 2015 funds were awarded to Boys and Girls Club of Watertown to provide abstinence education at 14 sites across the state.

 

For additional information, please contact the South Dakota Abstinence Education program at 773-3361 or email DOH.INFO

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