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SC Campaign Releases Statement Regarding Recent Federal Funding Announcements

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Columbia, SC – Forrest Alton, Chief Executive Officer at the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) has released a statement regarding the recent federal funding announcements for teen pregnancy prevention.

“For some time we have been anticipating the release of new funding announcements from the Office of Adolescent Health and the Centers for Disease Control.  With all the guesswork and predictions behind us, we now know exactly what funding will be available, and what requirements will be necessary for organizations to apply.  

As true in 2010, there will be funding available for replication of evidence based programs, and for innovative approaches to teen pregnancy prevention.  The entire field, and our state, benefited tremendously from these initial five-year investments made in 2010.  Despite progress, there is still much to do.  A continued investment in both replication of evidence-based approaches and the creation of innovative strategies will undoubtedly allow us to see further progress reducing rates of teen pregnancy in South Carolina and nationally.  We are fortunate that the federal budget includes this opportunity and look forward to doing everything we can to leverage maximum resources for South Carolina.  Our team is well positioned to make this a reality and we look forward to working with you.” 

Additional details regarding the announcements can be found on the Agency’s Federal Funding Resources webpage.

About the South Carolina Campaign:
The mission of the SC Campaign is to improve the health and economic well-being of individuals, communities and the state of South Carolina by preventing teen pregnancy. To achieve its mission, the SC Campaign works with a variety of programs public, private, school and community based  in each of the state’s 46 counties.