October 22, 2018
Gov't seeing value in abstinence ed?
Mary Ann Mosack, president and CEO of Ascend, says the 2019 federal appropriations bill contains $35 million for Sexual Risk Avoidance Education, which is $10 million more than the previous year. She says Congress introduced a line item for SRAE back in 2012 with $5 million, and it has incrementally increased the amount each year since. In addition to the line item funding, there is $75 million in Title V block grants, which brings the total to $110 million for abstinence education.
"Congress was increasingly becoming aware of the value of these programs and willing to put funding behind their belief," Mosack tells OneNewsNow.
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