Friday, June 23, 2023
- 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 Name||State(s)||Award Amount|
|Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health||Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, & Mississippi|
|Campesinos Sin Fronteras||Arizona|
|Touchstone Behavioral Health||Arizona|
|University of Montana||Arizona, Montana, & New Mexico|
|Foothill Family Service||California|
|Planned Parenthood California Central Coast||California|
|Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc.||California|
|PRO Youth and Families, Inc.||California|
|The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco||California|
|Partners in Social Research, LLC||Connecticut|
|Fit Kids of America Corp||Florida|
|OIC of South Florida||Florida|
|Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast||Florida|
|Fulton County Board of Health||Georgia|
|Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential, Inc.||Georgia|
|Morehouse School of Medicine, Inc||Georgia|
|Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, HI, AK, IN, and KY||Hawaii|
|Texas A&M Health Science Center||Illinois|
|Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.||Iowa & Nebraska|
|Baltimore City Health Department||Maryland|
|Maryland Department of Health||Maryland|
|Bethany Christian Services of Michigan||Michigan|
|Teen HYPE Youth Development Program||Michigan|
|Hennepin County Public Health||Minnesota|
|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 Society||New York|
|Duke University||North Carolina|
|Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County||North Carolina|
|Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma||Oklahoma|
|Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.||Pennsylvania|
|Grupo Nexos, Inc.||Puerto Rico|
|Universidad Central del Caribe||Puerto Rico|
|Rhode Island Department of Health||Rhode Island|
|Fact Forward||South Carolina|
|The Children’s Council||South Carolina|
|Rural America Initiatives||South Dakota|
|City of Austin||Texas|
|Healthy Futures of Texas||Texas|
|Project Vida Health Center||Texas|
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston||Texas|
|University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio||Texas|
|Utah State University||Utah|
|Mission West Virginia, Inc.||West Virginia|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee||Wisconsin|
|Wisconsin Department of Health Services||Wisconsin|
More information about the Teen Pregnancy Prevention program is available at https://opa.hhs.gov/grant-programs/teen-pregnancy-prevention-program.