Since the mid-1990s, a steady $50 million per year has been allocated for abstinence education through the Title V program, which channels funds through state governments. In 2000, another program, called Community-Based Abstinence Education, was established to send funds directly to community groups. CBAE was allotted $20 million in fiscal year 2001. The actual funds spent through this program ballooned to $89 million in fiscal year 2005, $98.9 million in fiscal year 2006, and $98.9 million in fiscal year 2007. President Bush has requested $137 million for the program for fiscal year 2008, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Even as states reject Title V funding, community groups receive even larger sums through CBAE. Ohio is giving up about $1.6 million in fiscal year 2007, but programs in the state still receive more than $6 million through CBAE (and another, smaller government program, instituted by the Adolescent Family Life Act during the Reagan administration). New Jersey is rejecting about $1 million in Title V money in fiscal year 2007. But community groups in the state receive about $2.5 million in other federal funds for abstinence-only programs, according to SIECUS.