The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a number of competitive grants to a broad range of organizations to address teen pregnancy:
- Tier 1 & 2 Grants Through the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and OAH Community-Wide Initiatives to Reduce Teen Pregnancy
- Personal Responsibility Education Innovative Strategies
- Pregnancy Assistance Fund
Tier 1 & 2 Grants Through the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) awarded 75 competitive grants to a broad range of organizations and agencies to replicate teen pregnancy prevention programs that have shown to be effective through rigorous evaluation. These grants are funded with $75 million from the FY 2010 appropriations bill.
OAH also awarded 19 grants to develop and test innovative strategies to reduce teen pregnancy, which are funded from within the $25 million from the FY 2010 appropriations bill. Each grantee will closely monitor its results and measure program effectiveness through rigorous evaluation.
Click here for more background on the Office of Adolescent Health's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative and the Tier 1 & 2 Grants.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community-Wide Initiatives to Reduce Teen Pregnancy
In partnership with OAH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded competitive grants to 8 state and local organizations for a project to advance community-wide strategies to reduce teen pregnancy. These grants were funded with a portion of the $25 million in Tier 2 funding above. In addition, 5 national organizations, including The National Campaign, received grants funded by CDC. These national, state, and local organizations will work together to promote the use of evidence-based programs, educate community leaders about the importance of preventing teen pregnancy, and connect youth to clinical services.
Personal Responsibility Education Innovative Strategies
In addition to the formula grants to states that the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) provides, another $10 million was awarded to 13 grantees. These funds will support innovative strategies to reduce teen pregnancy and repeat pregnancies among youth up to age 21. PREP is funded through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Pregnancy Assistance Fund
OAH awarded competitive grants to 17 states and tribes for projects to support pregnant and parenting teens and women. Programs will provide support for teens in high schools and community service centers, young women in institutions of higher education, victims of domestic violence in partnership with the state attorney general’s office, and will raise public awareness about these services. ACA provides $25 million for each of fiscal years 2010-2019.