Some States See Large Increases in Abstinence Education Funding
Not all states apply for the Title V State Abstinence Education Grant program (AEGP). In the past, these unused funds were returned to the Treasury. In fiscal year (FY) 2015, appropriations language reallocated unused balances to qualifying states. As a result, overall grant awards increased by 29%. During the program’s recent reauthorization, this language was continued, and funding was increased from $50 million in FY 2015 to $75 million annually in FY 2016 and FY 2017.