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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.


The stated purpose of this funding is to provide states with funding for additional tools to address the rates of teen pregnancy among those groups who are most likely to bear children out of wedlock. For that reason, states may fund abstinence education as defined by section 510(b)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 710(b)) and/or programs that provide mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision as a means of promoting 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 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.

FY 2018-19 Grant Application and Budget Template

Title V State SRAE Grant Application due September 13, 2018
Title V State SRAE Budget Template due September 13, 2018

An application training webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 1-2 pm. Register for this technical assistance via Eventbrite at

Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist (SRAS) Training

(offered by the Ascend organization)

**Save the Date**

Information for Both Trainings

June 3-4, 2019
Adams 12 Five Star Schools Conference Center
1500 E. 128th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241

MAKING YOUR MESSAGE MATTER (counts as re-certification)
June 5, 2019
Adams 12 Five Star Schools Conference Center
1500 E. 128th Avenue
Thornton, CO 80241

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, CO
Katrina Ruggles
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
Brian Stamer
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
Cell: 303.912.4073

Sarah Mathew
CDE - Health & Wellness
Office: 303.866.6903

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