News and Events
APPB has a grant opportunity available. Funding is through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Details are available within the Requests for Proposal (RFP).
The Alabama Abstinence Education Program (AAEP) funding is for community-based organizations to deliver Relationship Smarts Plus programming to youth aged 12 to 15 in school or community-based settings. This grant requires match funding. The due date for this proposal is October 24, 2016, no later than 3:00 p.m. (CST).
This year APPB is requiring the submission of the mandatory grant documents along with applications. These include the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Disclosure Statement, the Certificate of Compliance with Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, the State of Alabama Disclosure Statement, and a copy of the applicant agency's E-Verify Documentation.
Let's Talk Month
October is Let's Talk Month, a national public education campaign to encourage parent/child communication about sexual health. Let's Talk Month is coordinated by Advocates for Youth each year and is recognized by community organizations across the nation.
Parents are the first and most important sexual health educators in their children's lives, but not all parents are comfortable with or have the resources to discuss sexual health with their children. The important thing to remember is that sexual health education is not a onetime "talk." Rather, it is a process that involves many conversations over time. Are you a parent who is wondering how to get the conversation going? Here are some great resources to get you started.
BUB3 - Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe
Be You. Be 3: Smart, Strong and Safe promotes being smart - knowing your body, options and the risks of sexual behavior; being strong - standing up for yourself and how you feel; and being safe - protecting yourself from getting pregnant or getting an STI/STD.