Abstinence Education

Abstinence Grant ProgramThe Alabama Abstinence Education Program (AAEP) is a federally funded program of the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and managed by ADPH's Bureau of Family Health Services, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Branch.


The goal of AAEP is to provide effective, evidence-based abstinence education programs to middle-school youth to equip them to resist sexual risk behaviors and to make better choices as they mature into young adulthood.

Community-Based Projects

AAEP provides funding to community-based projects to provide abstinence education to middle-school youth in targeted Alabama counties. ADPH makes these funds available through a competitive selection process. The current awardees are listed below.

  • Mobile County Heath Department 
  • Tuscaloosa County Health Department
  • Lee County Youth Development Center
  • Children's Policy Council of Dallas County

Please contact these projects to learn more about abstinence education programs in their communities.

Page last updated: September 30, 2020