FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 18, 2020
Contact: HHS OASH Press Office
In June 2020, the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) released two funding award announcements (FOAs) for the availability of Fiscal Year 2020 funds to expand voluntary family planning services in areas that are currently unserved and/or underserved by the Title X network. Due to a recent ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland that issued a permanent injunction against enforcing the 2019 Title X Final Rule in the State of Maryland only, OPA issued two separate FOAs, one to provide Title X services in all areas other than Maryland (PA-FPS-20-001), and the second for applicants proposing services in Maryland (PA-FPS-20-002). The total amount of funds to be awarded is $8,579,345. Funded grantees will expand Title X services in Alabama, Illinois, Maryland, and New York. Grant funding ranges from $250,000 - $4,000,000 for up to a two-year project period that will begin on September 30, 2020.
|Grantee Name||State to be Served||Annual Funding|
|Adagio Health Inc.||New York||$1,620,653|
|Alabama Department of Public Health||Alabama||$700,000|
|Maryland Department of Health||Maryland||$4,000,000|
|Indiana Family Health Council||Illinois||$2,008,692|
|Family Planning, Inc.||Illinois||$250,000|
Supplemental Awards for Current Title X Grantees
OPA has awarded one-time, non-competitive supplements in the amount of $160,000 to each of the 71 current Title X grantees, for a total of $11,360,000 in awards. The supplemental awards will assist grantees in preparing their projects for encounter-level data collection with Family Planning Annual Report (FPAR) 2.0, and to expand their use of data to drive continuous improvements in Title X service provision. The activities required for each grant project to prepare for FPAR 2.0 are varied but may include:
- assessing the readiness of their subrecipients and services sites and taking actions to improve readiness;
- providing training for staff at the grantee, subrecipient, and service site levels on how to collect and use encounter-level data; and
- working with their EHR vendors to add data elements.