CJH Educational Grant Services, Inc.

Five (5) grant programs administered by CJH Educational Grant Services, Inc.


  • Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program – General Departmental Program (SRAE)
  • Competitive Abstinence Education Grant Program (CAE)
  • Competitive Abstinence Education Grant Program (CAE)
  • Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education for Youth (HM)
  • Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Grant (CCF)


Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Program – General Departmental Program

2018-2021 (3 years @ $422,521 annually)

The purpose of the general departmental funded Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program (GD-SRAE) is to fund projects that exclusively implement sexual risk avoidance education that teaches youth how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity.  GD-SRAE programs also teach the benefits associated with self-regulation, success sequencing for poverty prevention, healthy relationships, goal setting, and resisting sexual coercion, dating violence, and other youth risk behaviors such as underage drinking or illicit drug use without normalizing teen sexual activity.

Grantees use an evidence-based approach and/or effective strategies to educate youth on the optimal health behavior of avoiding non-marital sexual activity and other risky behaviors. GD-SRAE projects provide services to youth populations, age 10-19, using a Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework as part of risk avoidance strategies. The goal of the GD-SRAE program is to educate youth on how to voluntarily refrain from non-marital sexual activity and avoid related risky behaviors.

Programs may select a curriculum that fits the needs of the youth served, provided it adheres to these [and other] requirements:

  • Curricula, interventions, and activities that exclusively implement education in sexual risk avoidance (defined as voluntarily refraining from non-marital sexual activity) and address the trauma needs of vulnerable youth.
  • Curriculum is medically accurate, age-appropriate with regard to the developmental stage of the intended audience, culturally appropriate, and linguistically appropriate.



Competitive Abstinence Education Grant Program (CAE)


2015 – 2017 ($417,225 over 24 months (2 years)) and                                  2012 – 2014 ($649,342 over 24 months (2 years))

Grantees under this program will be expected to develop a targeted and medically accurate approach to reducing teen pregnancies through abstinence education. The purpose of the CAE Program is to provide funding for additional tools to address the rates of teen pregnancy among adolescent youth who are at greatest risk of STDs/STIs and most likely to bear children out of wedlock. Program plans will focus on the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by delaying initiation of sexual activity and engaging in healthy relationships.



Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (for youth)

 2006 – 2011 (5 years x $550,000 annually)

The majority of first romantic relationships occur during adolescence, and the experiences of these early dating relationships can both positively and negatively influence professional, peer, and romantic relationships later in life (Carver et al., 2003; Simpson et al., 2017; Collins et al., 2009). Research indicates that adolescents often do not have the necessary knowledge and skills to recognize and develop healthy relationships and avoid unhealthy relationships (Gardener & Steinberg, 2005; Giordano, et al., 2019; Guzman et al., 2009).

OFA funds organizations across the country to provide a broad array of healthy marriage promotion services designed to support healthy relationships and marriage, including the value of marriage in future family formation and skills-based healthy relationship and marriage education to youth in high school (grades 9-12), high-school-aged youth (ages 14-17), and/or youth in late adolescence to early adulthood (ages 18-24). Grantees support a range of activities including:

  • Education in High Schools– Education in high schools on the value of marriage, relationship skills, and budgeting.
  • Public Advertising Campaigns– Public advertising campaigns on the value of marriage and the skills needed to increase marital stability and health.



Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration Grant

 (3 years @ $1.1 million annually)

The Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) is the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recognition that faith-based and community organizations are uniquely situated to partner with the government in serving poor and low-income individuals and families, particularly those with the greatest needs such as families in poverty, prisoners reentering the community, homeless families, and at-risk youth.

The primary purpose of the CCF is to help faith-based and community organizations increase their effectiveness, enhance their ability to provide social services to serve those most in need, expand their organizations, diversify their funding sources, and create collaborations to better serve those in need.


CCF had the goal of assisting faith-based and community organizations to increase their effectiveness, enhance their ability to provide social services, expand their organizations, diversify their funding sources, and create collaborations to better serve those most in need. This is accomplished by funding experienced intermediary organizations in well-defined geographic locations with a proven track record of providing technical assistance to smaller faith-based and community organizations in their communities, providing one-time [subgrants] to smaller faith-based and community organizations to build their capacity, and providing grants to strengthen broad-based collaborative community…

Intermediary organizations use the CCF funds to provide two services within their communities: 1) Training assistance to faith-based and community organizations; and 2) Financial support through sub-awards to some subset of the faith-based and community organizations in their communities. Technical assistance activities are to be conducted at no cost to interested faith-based and community organizations. [Intermediaries] must have demonstrated experience in the delivery of capacity-building assistance to smaller organizations in several of the following areas: strategic planning, financial management, board development, fund development, and outcome measurement.

The program goals are further accomplished through the issuance of sub-awards by the funded intermediary organizations to a diverse set of small faith-based and community organizations that seek to increase program and organizational effectiveness for a 12-month period. The criteria for [sub-awardee] selection must not include consideration of the religious nature of the program it offers. Priority for sub-awards is given to organizations that historically have not received grants from the Federal government. Intermediaries must not require sub-award applicants to have 501 (c) (3) status or to identify a sponsoring organization with 501 (c) (3) status.  Sub-awards must not be used to provide direct services, but rather improve the sub-awardee’s efficiency and capacity.


The following faith and community groups received subawards under CJH Educational Grant Services, Inc. as an Intermediary organization for ACF:


Sub-Grant Awardees

CJH Compassion Capital Fund Grantees


  Sub-Award Recipients City Priority Area Sub-Grant Funding
1 A Place of Grace Mount Olive Prisoners ex-inmates $20,000
2 Academic and Life Skills Center Durham At-risk youth $20,000
3 ALPHA Prevention and Treatment Svcs. Raeford Elderly, Underemployed $17,500
4 Amazing Grace Etiquette (AGE) Raleigh Un- / Underemployed Adults $11,000
5 Brothers Organized to Save Others Greensboro At-risk boys (ages 10-7) $16,000
6 Building Bridges Fair Bluff At-risk youth $19,000
7 Community Based Learning Alternatives Smithfield Homeless (w/ HIV/AIDS) $18,396
8 Derek’s Renaissance House (DRH, Inc.) Knightdale Severally Mentally Ill $20,000
9 Empowerment Ministries: innovative Bible Institute Learning Center Elizabeth City At-risk youth (ages 10-17) $20,000
10 Family Housing and Credit Solutions Raleigh Homeless (women) $20,000
11 Food Assistance, Inc. Greensboro Elderly, Disabled $20,000
12 Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Louisburg Uninsured $20,000
13 Freedom Family Foundation Greenville At-risk youth $20,000
14 Friendship Community Developmt. Corp. Charlotte Homeless (elderly) $20,000
15 Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Bunn Elderly $20,000
16 Holy Tabernacle Born Again Faith Godwin Homeless $17,500
17 Joseph’s House, Inc. Greensboro Homeless (young adults, 18-21) $20,000
18 Kramden Institute RTP At-risk youth $20,000
19 LL Reid Learning Center Oak Ridge At-risk youth $20,000
20 Pieces of a Dream Raleigh Victims of Domestic Violence $20,000
21 Project Renew Fayetteville Low-Income Families in Crisis $11,000
22 Project Sigma, Inc. Wilson At-risk youth $20,000
23 Prosperity Ministries, Inc. Kannapolis At-risk youth, Elderly $11,000
24 Purpose Promise Inc. Mooresville Families in Crisis $11,000
25 Read Seed Durham At-risk children (pre-school) $20,000
26 Safe Space, Inc. Louisburg Victims of Domestic Abuse $19,924
27 SandHills/Moore Coalition for Human Care Southern Pines Families in Crisis $11,500
28 Society for a Second Chance Charlotte Prisoners and their children $20,000
29 Solomon’s Fold Charlotte Families in crisis $11,000
30 The Hispanic Latino Center, Inc. Fayetteville Hispanic/Latino Families in need $20,000
31 Wilson District Community Development Corp. New Elders Chapel Magnolia Low-income adults $11,000



Sub-Award Recipients City Priority Area Sub-Grant Funding
1 Advocacy Institute, Inc. Charlotte At-risk youth $20,500
2 Alpha and Omega Ministries Salisbury At-risk youth $20,500
3 ALPHA Prevention and Treatment Svs Raeford At-risk youth $20,500
4 Amazing Grace Etiquette Raleigh At-risk youth $10,000
5 Bain Comm. Counseling Care Management Ctr. Clayton Reentry $20,500
6 Blue Ridge Community Services Raleigh At-risk youth $20,500
7 Carolina Eastern Health Services Fayetteville HIV/AIDS $20,500
8 Ceiba Counseling Center Raleigh Substance abuse (Latinos) $10,000
9 Christian Women of Elegance Pineville Reentry $20,500
10 Community Service Network, Inc. Dunn HIV/AIDs $20,500
11 Consumer Credit Counsel. Services of Durham Durham Families in crisis $20,500
12 Dillard Educational and Economic Development Svcs Yanceyville Families in crisis $10,000
13 Families Living Violence Free Oxford Domestic Violence $20,500
14 Friends of Triangle Seniors and Food Assistance Chapel Hill Elderly $20,500
15 Hayes Place Garner Reentry $20,500
16 The Lady Oya Foundation, Inc. Durham Families in crisis $20,500
17 No Harm to Praise Academy, Inc. Gastonia At-risk youth $20,500
18 Parents as Teachers Faith Community Network Greensboro At-risk youth $20,500
19 Pieces of a Dream Outreach Raleigh At-risk youth $20,500
20 Prodigal Alternative Center Fayetteville At-risk youth $10,000
21 Read Seed, Inc. Durham At-risk youth $20,500
22 Right Now, Inc. Cary At-risk youth $10,000
23 Rowland Area Community Development Corp., Inc. Rowland Families in crisis $10,000
24 Society for a Second Chance Transitional Housing Initiative, Inc. Charlotte HIV/AIDS $20,500
25 Step House Knightdale Substance abuse $10,000
26 Strong Families, Inc. Raleigh Families in crisis $10,000
27 T.A. Byrd Enrichment Program Henderson At-risk youth $20,500
28 Tree of Life Outdoor Ministries Cary At-risk youth $10,000
29 True Life Worship Christian Church Durham Families in crisis $20,500
30 Turning Corners Durham Prisoners $10,000
31 Young Women of Promise, Inc. Kannapolis At-risk youth $20,500


  Sub-Award Recipients City Priority Area Sub-Grant Funding
1 AMW Foundation Raleigh At Risk Youth $50,000
2 BROAD, Inc. (Bunn Residents Organized Against Drugs) Bunn Low Income Families $25,000
3 CoreWorks Pre-College at Beacon Ridge Pittsylvania County, VA At Risk Youth $50,000
4 Everybody Dental Raleigh Hispanic Low-Income Families $50,000
5 Family Circle Elder Care Adult Day/Health Care Ctr. Garner Low Income Families $25,000
6 Glory to Glory House of Refuge Raleigh Women Homeless with HIV/AIDS $25,000
7 Harvest of Hope Network Ministries, Inc. Raleigh At Risk Youth/Homeless $50,000
8 Hayes Place Garner Low Income Families $50,000
9 Help Make a Difference Foundation Louisburg At Risk Youth $20,000
10 Ivory Hill Baptist Church Enfield At Risk Youth $25,000
11 Koinonia Community Development Center Durham Children with Parents in Prison $50,000
12 Mission House for Women Raleigh Homeless Women $50,000
13 Neighborhood Tutorial and Character and Educational Program Greensboro At Risk Youth $20,000
14 Roanoke Chapel Baptist Church Jackson At Risk Youth / Elderly $50,000
15 Safe Space, Inc. Louisburg Homeless/ Domestic Violence $25,000
16 Saint Saviour’s Center Raleigh Low Income Families $50,000
17 St Andrews Parents as Teachers Greensboro Low Income Families $50,000
18 Step by Step Specialized Management, LLC Jamestown At Risk Youth $50,000
19 Strengthening The Black Family Raleigh At Risk Youth/Families $50,000
20 The Family Center of Transylvania County Brevard Low Income Families $25,000
21 Triangle Compassion Network Cary At Risk Youth/ Homeless $50,000
22 Trinity Place, Inc. Raleigh At Risk Youth $25,000
23 True Life Worship Christian Church Durham At Risk Youth/Families $50,000
24 With Love from Jesus Ministries, Inc. Raleigh Families in Crisis/Youth $50,000