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Title V Abstinence Education

Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program (AEGP)

Statutory Authority

Awards for the State Abstinence Education Grant Program are authorized and appropriated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act) [Pub.L. 111-148], which amends section 510 of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. § 710]. The Affordable Care Act restored funding for the State Abstinence Program for FY 2010 through FY 2018.

Terms and Conditions

The General Terms and Conditions governing mandatory grant programs and additional program-specific requirements for this program are available at


The purpose of this program is to support decisions to abstain from sexual activity by providing abstinence programming as defined by Section 510(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 710(b)) with a focus on those groups that are most likely to bear children out-of-wedlock, such as youth in or aging out of foster care.

Awarded States are to implement programs which provide abstinence education, and where appropriate, mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity.

Title V Colorado State Plan

The Title V Grant in Colorado is administered by the Colorado Department of Education. As part of the process to fulfill the requirements to utilize Abstinence funding, a post-award Colorado State Plan was submitted with the application.

The State Plan is part of a comprehensive approach (22-1-110.5) to adolescent well-being that seeks to support Colorado youth in developing and navigating healthy relationships and in making decisions that result in reduced teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist (SRAS) Training

(offered by the Ascend organization)

**Save the Date**
January 24-26, 2017
Antlers Hotel
4 S Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone (719) 955-5600

SRAS Flyer (for registration, click on flyer link)

Funded by:

The Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program through the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families,
managed by the Colorado Department of Education.

Colorado Title V Sub-Grantees

Boys & Girls Club SLV Center
Lawrence Trujillo
P.O. Box 883
386 Broadway
Center, CO 81125

Center for Relationship Education
Joneen Mackenzie
8101E. Belleview Ave., Suite D-2
Denver, CO 80237


Colorado UpLift
Gabriel Trujillo
400 West 48th Avenue
Suite 150
Denver, CO

Elycia Cook
PO Box 270302
Littleton CO 80127

For more information, please contact:

Benjie Blase
Title V Program Manager
CDE - Health & Wellness
Office: 303-866-6845
Cell: 303-912-4073

Sarah Mathew
CDE - Health & Wellness
Office: 303-866-6903

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