Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) Grant ProgramWhat is the CAPP Grant Program?
The State of Iowa has a long history of commitment to teen pregnancy prevention and services to pregnant and parenting teens. In 1987 Governor Branstad brought together a broad-based group of key legislators, policy makers, service organization representatives, customers, and citizens to determine the top five problem areas facing Iowa in the future. One of the five identified was teen pregnancy. Based on recommendations from this group the Iowa Legislature appropriated $500,000 in state dollars to The Department of Human Services (DHS) for an adolescent pregnancy prevention project. The program is now called the Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.
Currently 23 community coalitions across the state provide services in at least a portion of over 60 counties in Iowa. The coalitions collaborate with schools, churches, businesses, youth and their families to provide medically accurate and age appropriate programming which is abstinence based, comprehensive and promotes sexual health and responsible decision making.
Since 2000, in addition to the community-based grantees, one grant has been awarded for each of the following:
- Statewide Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Media Campaign
- Statewide Cross-site Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation
- Statewide Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition
The centerpiece of the CAPP Grant Program is a requirement for community-based grantees to implement an evidence-based pregnancy prevention curriculum with a local partner agency or school.
Each curriculum listed below utilizes the 17 Characteristics of Effective Curriculum-Based Programs, described in Emerging Answers 2007, in its design and implementation; has been rigorously evaluated to show positive changes in teen sexual behaviors; and, is included on at least two of the lists of recommended evidence-based programs available to practitioners in the field of adolescent pregnancy prevention.
Community-based CAPP grantees can assist schools and youth-serving agencies in teaching the following curricula:
- Be Proud! Be Responsible!
- Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!
- Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART) *
- Draw the Line/Respect the Line
- Making a Difference *
- Making Proud Choices *
- Promoting Health Among Teens – Abstinence Only
(Please note that this curriculum is CAPP-approved, however, it will not meet CAPP requirements for comprehensive education if it is the only curriculum implemented.)
- Promoting Health Among Teens! - Comprehensive
- Reducing the Risk *
- Safer Choices *
How can I learn more?
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For information on the CAPP Grant Program, contact CAPP Grant Manager Shari Stucker at email@example.com.
*ETR Associates has created Program Adaptation Kits that identify core content, core pedagogical, and core implementation components for these curricula. These kits include tables that describe green, yellow, and red light adaptations for the curricula. Available at www.etr.org/recapp/.