“We were like, wow, this is perfect,” Mr. Beck said, adding that he expected about 500 students a year to receive the group’s services.
In Baltimore, an organization that serves women and teens in crisis won a grant of $890,798 a year for the next five years.
Ms. Huber said her abstinence education association has never advocated to deprive contraceptive programs of all funding. But opponents of abstinence education have pushed to cut off all federal funding for abstinence programs, arguing they are ineffective.
Before Congress adjourned last week, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, and Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat, introduced a bill calling for the Title V Abstinence Education grant program to be repealed and its $50-million-a-year funding stream redirected to comprehensive sex education.
The Title V program, created in the 1996 welfare reform law, was dropped until Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, restored it in the health care legislation signed by President Obama this spring.