The HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) has announced the anticipated availability of funds for two new funding opportunities. Eligible organizations may be able to apply for these funds to deliver the Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®). TOP is a positive youth development program designed to build teens’ educational success, life and leadership skills, and healthy behaviors and relationships. For more details about TOP, please see the TOP overview and logic model.
Both funding opportunities require proposed programs to align to one of two programmatic tools. To assist organizations in making a determination about an organization’s fit for these funding sources, Wyman has developed two alignment documents. While there is alignment with both tools, based on Wyman’s review, we believe that there is a tighter and more robust alignment with the Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs.
More About the Funding
Phase I Replicating Programs (Tier 1) Effective in the Promotion of Healthy Adolescence and the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy and Associated Risk Factors – The purpose of this opportunity is to replicate and scale up programs that include the protective factors shown to be effective in the prevention of risk behaviors, including teen pregnancy. The overall goal is to promote healthy adolescence and to address youth sexual risk holistically or across the interrelated factors that promote optimal health and result in healthy decision-making, including teen pregnancy prevention. To learn more, view the announcement on Grants.gov.
Phase I New and Innovative Strategies (Tier 2) to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy and Promote Healthy Adolescence – The purpose of this opportunity is to develop and test new and innovative strategies to prevent teen pregnancy, promote healthy adolescence and address youth sexual risk holistically. The goal is to improve healthy decision-making and future thriving by enhancing protective factors with youth, with supplementary focus possible at the systems-level, with families and among caregivers. Projects are expected to have high potential to enhance protective factors shown to improve the health of adolescents. To learn more, view the announcement on Grants.gov.
Questions About Teen Outreach Program, Applications or Requests for Letters of Support
Tori Gale, Partnership & Administration Manager
Tori.Gale@WymanCenter.org | 314-712-2368