OPA Awards $8.5 Million in Grants to Family Planning Services In Unserved and Underserved Areas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 18, 2020

Contact: HHS OASH Press Office
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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.

 

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