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Indiana Reduces Early Sex and Pregnancy by Educating Children and Teens

Indiana RESPECT is an adolescent and teen pregnancy prevention initiative. Funded community-based organizations provide sexuality education with an emphasis on preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among adolescents and teens. Indiana RESPECT is comprised of three components: technical assistance and training, community-based grant program, and a statewide media campaign.

Indiana RESPECT operates on a two-year funding cycle. The application for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 is now available. See “Funding Opportunity” below.

Funding Opportunity - Now Accepting Applications

Indiana RESPECT Request for Proposal (RFP) and Grant Application Packet (GAP)—Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 (State Funding)

Indiana RESPECT is pleased to announce the release of a request for proposal (RFP) for community-based organizations to implement sexuality education programs with an emphasis on preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among adolescents and teens.

Completed applications must be received by 4:00 PM E.S.T. on November 13, 2009. Applications postmarked on or later than November 13, 2009 will not be considered for funding. Funded projects will receive notice of grant award by January 15, 2010.

Download and print a copy of the RFP and GAP (revised 10/2/09) (view).
Download and print all forms needed to complete the application (revised 10/16/09) (view). 
Download and print the appendices (view).
Download and print slides from the October 15 technical assistance meeting (view).

Additional Resources:
Below are some additional resources that you may find helpful in completing this grant application:

A Good Time (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) (view)

BDI Logic Models: A Useful Tool for Designing, Strengthening and Evaluating Programs to Reduce Adolescent Sexual Risk-Taking, Pregnancy, HIV and other STDs (view).

Emerging Answers 2007: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) (view).

KIDS COUNT Indicator Brief: Reducing the Teen Birth Rate (Annie E. Casey Foundation) (view).

No Time to Waste: Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy Among Middle School-Aged Youth (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) (view)

Not Yet (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) (view).

Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs (TAC) (Healthy Teen Network) (view).

What Works 2009: Curriculum-Based Programs that Prevent Teen Pregnancy (National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy) (view).

To access the free online course for BDI logic models offered by the Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP) visit the ReCAPP Web site at www.etr.org/recapp.

Latest statistics (Indiana and county-specific) regarding teen birth and teen pregnancy rates, (view).

Technical Assistance and Training

Technical assistance meetings are held during each grant cycle to help train potential grantees on the grant application process and address any questions grantees may have. These meetings may also serve to initiate collaboration among grantees statewide in their sexual abstinence and adolescent pregnancy prevention efforts.

Community Grant Program

Indiana RESPECT supports community-based programs that provide sexuality education with an emphasis on preventing pregnancy (and parenting) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among adolescents and teens. Grantees provide these programs in a variety of youth-serving organizations including schools, community organizations, and congregations.

Statewide Media Campaign

Indiana RESPECT’s media campaign includes TV, radio, billboards, print ads, educational materials, and a Web site to reach both the adolescent and parent populations. The educational materials for the media campaign are available free of charge for community initiatives and the implementation of programs. The Web site, http://www.indianarespect.com/, was updated in 2009 and includes information for teens and parents on abstinence and data on STDs and teen pregnancy for all counties throughout the state.