Sexual Risk Avoidance Education


The Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) program will be transitioning
 to the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE).

The state funded SRAE program will transition to the SCDE by June 30, 2024 and the federally funded program on October 1, 2024.  Any future Requests For Grant Applications (RFGA) or Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be issued by the SCDE.

Please contact Charkeishia Moore, Program Manager, at 803-898-0811, if you have any questions or need additional information.


South Carolina's abstinence education efforts are designed to support children and adolescents by promoting abstinence to prevent teen pregnancy and STDs in groups that are most likely to bear children out-of-wedlock.  Those groups include youth who are homeless, in foster care, live in geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups with disparities in teen birth rates. South Carolina's abstinence education program aims to impact the following health indicators:

  • Rate of out-of-wedlock births,
  • Rate of abortions,
  • Number of adolescents 19 years old and younger who engage in sexual intercourse,
  • Rate of sexually transmitted diseases, and
  • Rate of teenage pregnancies.


Program Manager:
Charkeishia Moore
(803) 898-0811

Program Coordinator II:
Kimberly Ransom-Adams
(803) 898-0696

Program Coordinator:
Chrystal Reynolds
(803) 898-3517

Funding Sources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, administers the "State Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant Program" funding as authorized and appropriated by Section 510 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 710), as amended by section 50502 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Pub. L. No. 115-123), and as further amended by section 701 of Division S of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Pub. L. No. 115-141).

Current State funding is provided through 2018-19 South Carolina Legislative Provisos 34.43 and 34.44.

2022-23 Organizations providing Abstinence Education in South Carolina:

  • Heritage Community Services
  • Live Free, Inc.

Request for Grant Applications in 2023

Notice of Award for FY2024-RFGA-MC-401 Notice of Award for FY2024-RFGA-MC-402 FY2024-RFGA-MC-401 State Evidence Questions and Responses State Abstinence Until Marriage Evidence Based Funding Opportunity FY2024-RFGA-MC- 401 State Abstinence Until Marriage Emerging Based Funding Opportunity FY2024-RFGA-MC- 402 Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant - FY2024-RFGA-MC-404 Title V Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant Questions & Answers - FY2024-RFGA-MC-404 Notice of Award for Title V-FY2024-RFGA-MC-404