Let's Get Started 

On Feb. 13th, a new round of funding was announced for TPP. The Center for Relationship Education desires to be a resource to help you succeed in receiving funding for your agency. This grant requires programming that increases protective factors for high-risk adolescents aged 15-19 and replicates programming, taking it to scale. Additional grant details and requirements are available for download

Register your organization.

The process below can take between three business days and five weeks, so please make sure to begin early. 

  1. Obtain a DUNS Number. This usually takes 1-2 business days.
  2. Register with the System Award Management (SAM). Complete the online registration process. You also need the authorizing official of the organization to send a notarized letter to SAM and an EIN. This can take up to 2 weeks.
  3. Register with Grants.gov. Click the register link in the top banner and complete the on-screen instructions. You usually get registered the same day.
  4. Assign an Administrator of Record (AOR).


Consider the following questions.

  1. What social challenge does your organization want to affect?
  2. Does your organization have financial, employee, accountability systems in place?
  3. What are your measurable goals?
  4. Do you have a plan, program and curriculum?
  5. Have you secured a letter from the curriculum publisher? Some grants require a letter be eligible to receive funds. Read the REAL Essentials Advance publisher letter criteria
    Contact us to obtain your letter of support.
  6. Is there any evidence that your plan, program or curriculum will work?
  7. How are you going to implement and measure effectiveness of your initiative?
  8. Have you begun to partner with community organizations and obtained partnership agreements?

Still Have Questions?

We are willing to host a Best Practices and Next Steps webinar regarding your grant narrative. Click the button below to indicate your interest in the webinar. 


Choose a curriculum.

Programming provided through the REAL Essentials curricula meets the requirements outlined in the FOA for rigorous evaluation data.

REAL Essentials Advance
This popular, innovative curriculum is being used across the country to teach high school students critical relationship skills and practical approaches for navigating the social dynamics of friendship and love . Its unique, modular format allows for flexible, individualized use.

REAL Essentials has undergone various rigorous evaluation studies


Additional Cessation Support 

REAL Essentials Health
A valuable tool that provides medical professionals with a strategic and situationally appropriate plan for directing young women and men toward optimal sexual health.

Build an implementation plan.

  1. Gather baseline health data.
  2. Create awareness of community stakeholders regarding the issue you will address.
  3. Host REAL Essentials certification and trainings of teachers, facilitators and medical professionals in clinics.
  4. Set up a scope and sequence for curriculum delivery utilizing at least 8 hours of instruction in schools and community-based settings.
  5. Consider a community saturation approach by training schools, health care providers, government service agencies, and youth-serving agencies for maximum impact.
  6. Set up counseling protocols for non-married sexually active clients in a clinical setting.
  7. Monitor and evaluate results through pre and post testing, interviews, observation, role plays, stories of impact, customer satisfaction surveys, gathering and reporting baseline data pre and post-intervention outlining changes since intervention took place.

Become certified.

Become a change agent for healthy relationships by joining us for a live certification training. Attend an upcoming training or host a training at your location. Each participant will be given the option choosing of REAL Essential Starting Point, REAL Essentials Advance or REAL Essentials Life.