Who Does the TPP Program Serve?
OPA collects data from its grantees about the number of youth served and their characteristics, program dosage, implementation quality, and grantees’ progress in forming partnerships and disseminating information.
Since 2010, TPP grantees have served 1.57 million youth across 41 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Marshall Islands. Annually, the TPP program serves nearly 200,000 young people.
The program has also trained more than 23,500 professionals, established over 20,000 community partnerships, and developed 56 innovative programs and products.
Explore OPA's TPP Performance Measures Snapshots from recent years.
Adolescence is a developmental stage rich with opportunities to think more critically and engage more deeply with the world than in childhood. During this time, it’s imperative for youth to learn how to make healthy decisions and form healthy relationships. The Office of Population Affairs’ (OPA) Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program is a national, evidence-based program that funds diverse organizations working to give adolescents, and the adults supporting them, the tools and knowledge to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes and promote positive experiences, relationships, and environments to help our nation’s youth thrive.
With an annual budget of approximately $101 million, OPA invests in the replication of evidence-based TPP programs while developing and evaluating new and innovative approaches to prevent unintentional teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescents, promoting positive youth development, and advancing equity in adolescent health. A major component of the TPP program funds organizations that serve communities and populations with the greatest needs and facing significant disparities.
OPA’s TPP program grantees support meaningful engagement of youth, parents/caregivers, and the community in the design, implementation, and monitoring of the project. They also support active collaboration with a network of partners to increase awareness of and access to adolescent-friendly health services. These TPP grantees explore the needs of their communities to recognize and understand what inequities exist and the underlying causes contributing to them. With this knowledge, they provide youth-centered, community-driven, high-quality programming and services.
In addition to evidence-based programs, the TPP program also funds research and demonstration grants that foster innovation through the development, testing, and evaluation of new or improved interventions, approaches, programs, and strategies to improve adolescent sexual health outcomes. These projects advance groundbreaking research and create innovative practices that engage underserved populations or apply to settings currently underrepresented among evidence-based approaches. This ensures OPA will continually advance more equitable, innovative, and responsive programming for the nation’s youth.