Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant

Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant

Since September 2010, the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Child & Family Services has received federal abstinence-only education funding. Starting in 2018, the name changed to Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE).

Purpose and Target Population:

The purpose of Title V SRAE is to fund projects that implement education on sexual risk avoidance, teaching youth participants to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity.

The target population for this programming focuses on 10 to 19-year-olds who are considered vulnerable youth. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Youth living in under-resourced regions and areas with high rates of teen births and STIs.
  • Culturally underrepresented youth populations, especially Hispanic, African American, or Native American teenagers.
  • Youth in or aging out of foster care or adjudication systems.
  • Youth who are victims of trafficking.
  • Runaway and homeless youth.
  • Other vulnerable youth populations.

Implementation and Contracts:

Through a request for proposal (RFP) process, a contract was awarded to the Boys and Girls Club and Lutheran Social Services to implement an evidence-based or evidence-informed program.

DOH-Approved Curriculums:

Evaluation Tools for Funded Partners:

Contact Information:

For additional information, please contact our Healthy Relationships Coordinator, Sarah Barclay at 605-367-5212 or email