March 30, 2022
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $256.6 million in grant funding to support 76 grantees to deliver equitable, affordable, client-centered, and high-quality family planning services. These grants will restore access to Title X services nationwide and fill service gaps caused by more than a quarter of Title X providers withdrawing from the program over the past two and a half years. In October 2021, HHS issued a new regulation, “Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services,” that reinforced Title X’s emphasis on quality, equity, and access for all individuals who seek high-quality family planning services.
Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. The program supports a diverse network of clinics including state and local health departments, federally qualified health centers, hospital-based sites, and other private nonprofit and community-based health centers.