HHS: HHS Announces $68.5 Million for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Opportunities

Friday, June 23, 2023

Executive Summary:

  • HHS awards $68.5 million through cooperative agreements in 29 states and Puerto Rico.
  • Funds support the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program.
  • TPP aims to improve adolescent sexual health outcomes and promote positive youth development.
  • HHS aims to advance equity in adolescent health through the TPP program.
  • Grants reflect commitment to sexual, reproductive health and health equity.
  • 53 organizations to receive awards between $350,000 and $2 million.
  • New, five-year awards start July 1, 2023.

Unedited Press Release Text:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is awarding more than $68.5 million through cooperative agreements in 29 states and Puerto Rico to support the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program. The TPP program is a national, competitive grant program that provides funding to replicate and scale evidence-based TPP programs and develop and evaluate new and innovative approaches to improve adolescent sexual health outcomes and promote positive youth development in communities across the United States.

“Improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes and promoting positive youth development is a cornerstone of supporting adolescent health and well-being,” said Admiral Rachel L. Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health. “The TPP program provides essential resources to replicate and scale programs that have been proven effective to achieve these goals.”  

Through the TPP program, HHS seeks to advance equity in adolescent health by supporting projects that serve communities and populations with the greatest needs and facing significant disparities. In addition to implementing evidence-based programs, funding supports meaningful engagement of youth, parents/caregivers, and the community in the design, implementation, and monitoring of the project; and active collaboration with a network of partners to increase awareness of and access to adolescent-friendly health services. 

“These grant awards reflect the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to both sexual and reproductive health and to prioritizing health equity by centering the experience and expertise of the communities these funds are intended to serve,” said Jessica Swafford Marcella, HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs. “The funded organizations will serve an estimated 210,000 youth each year and focus on reaching communities and populations that are disproportionally affected by unintended teen pregnancy and STIs.” 

The Advancing Equity in Adolescent Health through Replication of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs and Services cooperative agreements will support 53 organizations with awards ranging from $350,000 to $2 million to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes, promote positive youth development, and advance health equity for adolescents, their families, and communities through the replication of medically accurate and age-appropriate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and services.  These new, five-year awards will start July 1, 2023.

Grantee NameState(s)Award Amount
Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual HealthAlabama, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, & Mississippi 
Campesinos Sin FronterasArizona 
Touchstone Behavioral HealthArizona 
University of MontanaArizona, Montana, & New Mexico 
Foothill Family ServiceCalifornia 
Planned Parenthood California Central CoastCalifornia 
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc.California 
PRO Youth and Families, Inc.California 
The Regents of the University of California, San FranciscoCalifornia 
Partners in Social Research, LLCConnecticut 
Fit Kids of America CorpFlorida 
OIC of South FloridaFlorida 
Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure CoastFlorida 
Fulton County Board of HealthGeorgia 
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential, Inc.Georgia 
Morehouse School of Medicine, IncGeorgia 
Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, HI, AK, IN, and KYHawaii 
Texas A&M Health Science CenterIllinois 
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.Iowa & Nebraska 
Baltimore City Health DepartmentMaryland 
Maryland Department of HealthMaryland 
Bethany Christian Services of MichiganMichigan 
Teen HYPE Youth Development ProgramMichigan 
Hennepin County Public HealthMinnesota 
Aiming for Healthy Families Inc.Mississippi 
Delta Health Alliance, Inc.Mississippi 
Better Family Life, Inc.Missouri 
Capacity Builders, Inc.New Mexico 
Cicatelli Associates, Inc.New York 
Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.New York 
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, Inc.New York 
The Children’s Aid SocietyNew York 
Duke UniversityNorth Carolina 
Public Health Authority of Cabarrus CountyNorth Carolina 
Choctaw Nation of OklahomaOklahoma 
Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.Pennsylvania 
Grupo Nexos, Inc.Puerto Rico 
Universidad Central del CaribePuerto Rico 
Rhode Island Department of HealthRhode Island 
Fact ForwardSouth Carolina 
The Children’s CouncilSouth Carolina 
Rural America InitiativesSouth Dakota 
City of AustinTexas 
Healthy Futures of TexasTexas 
Project Vida Health CenterTexas 
The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonTexas 
University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioTexas 
Utah State UniversityUtah 
Mission West Virginia, Inc.West Virginia 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater MilwaukeeWisconsin 
Wisconsin Department of Health ServicesWisconsin 

More information about the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program is available at https://opa.hhs.gov/grant-programs/teen-pregnancy-prevention-program.


SOURCE: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2023/06/23/hhs-announces-69-million-for-teen-pregnancy-prevention-opportunities.html

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