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HHS announces the availability of $260 million to fund the Title X family planning program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $260 million in a new funding opportunity for the Title X family planning program to help improve and expand quality care. The funding opportunity will assist in the establishment and/or operation of voluntary family planning projects that will offer a broad range of family planning methods and services, including information, education and counseling related to family planning, preconception care, contraception, natural family planning and infertility services.

Recognizing the announcement has been delayed, HHS is committed to ensuring that services continue unabated. Current grantees received notification today inviting them to submit a request for grant extension, so there is no gap in services.

“We encourage all qualified organizations to apply, especially those proposing innovative strategies that would increase the number of clients served and the quality of services provided,” said Assistant Secretary for Health Brett P. Giroir, M.D. “We are committed to ensuring that we provide access to quality family planning services to the women and men who depend on this vital public health program.”  

In particular, this year’s funding opportunity is seeking applicants that offer a broad range of family planning and related health services tailored to the individual needs of the client and that promote optimal health outcomes. As emphasized in the statutory language governing the program, “none of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.”

The funding opportunity further requires that all Title X grantees develop monitoring and reporting policies, consistent with state law, in order to expand assurances that those who enter a Title X service site and who may be victims of child abuse, child molestation, sexual abuse, rape, incest, intimate partner violence or human trafficking, are afforded the help and legal protection to which they are entitled.  For the first time, the funding opportunity requires that all staff are annually trained to respond to such needs.

Further, building on several years of HHS work to streamline the process of applying for Title X grants and ease burdens on applicants, interested organizations can now submit one application that covers multiple geographic service areas, rather than having to submit multiple applications for different service areas.  This year will involve just one annual funding competition, rather than multiple competitions.

This funding announcement covers all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the six Pacific jurisdictions. The awards are expected to be issued in September of this year.

The HHS Office of Population Affairs oversees the Title X family planning program, which currently funds 84 grantees that support nearly 4,000 family planning sites nationwide and provides services to more than 4 million women and men each year. Title X service sites serve a population of mostly female, low-income and young clients. Title X grants are awarded through a competitive process to public and private nonprofit entities. Services funded with Title X grants are provided by state and local public health departments and/or community health, family planning and other private nonprofit agencies.

Applications for the Title X family planning services grants are due at 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Technical assistance will be provided to those who are interested in applying for grants.

For more information about the Title X program services funding opportunity announcement visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297943

To learn more about the Title X program, visit:  https://www.hhs.gov/opa/familyplanning

To find a family planning clinic in your area, visit: https://opa-fpclinicdb.hhs.gov/

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 16:15

Readout of Secretary Azar’s Visit to Brigid’s Path

HHS Secretary Alex Azar traveled on Friday to Dayton, Ohio, to visit Brigid’s Path, a facility for mothers and infants struggling with opioid dependence, and hear from young people and others affected by the opioid crisis.

Secretary Azar visited with a mother in recovery and her infant, who was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome and is being cared for at Brigid’s Path. He then participated in a roundtable with young people who have been affected by the crisis, including a young woman who had lost both parents to addiction; a young woman who lost her brother to an overdose; and two high schoolers who designed an app to raise awareness about opioid addiction and treatment options.

The roundtable was led by Judge Anthony Capizzi, who runs a family drug court in Montgomery County, where Brigid’s Path is located, and included U.S. Representative Mike Turner, who represents Montgomery County; Jill Kingston, founder of Brigid’s Path; Cyndi Swafford, a foster mother who has adopted opioid-affected children; and Jewell Good, Director of Montgomery County Child Services. Participants individually highlighted the need for wraparound services and recovery supports for those struggling with opioid addiction, as well as challenges that the opioid crisis has presented for the foster care and child services systems.

Secretary Azar visiting with a mother in recovery and her infant

Secretary Azar talking with facility administrators

Following the roundtable, Secretary Azar, Jill Kingston, and Cyndi Swafford held a press conference, where Secretary Azar emphasized President Trump’s personal commitment to the struggle against opioid addiction and noted HHS efforts to advance treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome in particular.

The visits were a part of an ongoing effort by HHS to visit with communities on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic, and followed Thursday’s opioids summit at the White House.

Updates from the Department are also available at:

Secretary Azar - @SecAzar

HHS - @HHSgov

HHS Media - @HHSMedia

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 19:45

HHS Secretary Azar Statement on President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement today on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget:

“The President’s budget makes investments and reforms that are vital to making our health and human services programs work for Americans and to sustaining them for future generations. In particular, it supports our four priorities here at HHS: addressing the opioid crisis, bringing down the high price of prescription drugs, increasing the affordability and accessibility of health insurance, and improving Medicare in ways that push our health system toward paying for value rather than volume.

“This budget supports the hard work the men and women of HHS are already doing toward these goals. In particular, the budget’s efforts to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs, especially for America’s seniors, are a reflection of President Trump’s deep commitment to addressing this important issue.”

The HHS Budget in Brief can be found here.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:45

Readout of HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan's Visit to Puerto Rico

In Spanish

Yesterday, approximately six months after landfall of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan traveled to Puerto Rico as part of the Trump Administration’s continued government-wide recovery efforts. His visit follows HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s renewal of the Public Health Emergency for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, signed on Tuesday of this week.

First in Puerto Rico, Deputy Secretary Hargan met with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) leadership and HHS employees co-located at the Joint Federal Office (JFO). Here, he was briefed by staff on the recovery process and discussed what work still needs to be done to fulfill ongoing needs in Puerto Rico.

Deputy Secretary Hargan meets with HHS employees in Puerto Rico and Deputy Secretary Hargan visited the FDA office in Puerto Rico.

Next, Deputy Secretary Hargan visited the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) San Juan District Office to learn about the work that was done in the wake of last year’s hurricanes to support pharmaceutical and medical device companies affected by the hurricanes. Understanding that Puerto Rico produces more pharmaceuticals for the U.S. ($40 billion in value) than any of the 50 states or any single foreign country, the Trump Administration and HHS worked to prevent these companies’ departures from Puerto Rico, saving thousands of American manufacturing jobs. Deputy Secretary Hargan was privileged to meet with the resilient FDA team responsible for this success. 

Finally, as part of HHS’s continued vigilance and efforts to monitor recovery, Deputy Secretary Hargan met with aging and disability representatives to discuss programs that serve Puerto Rico’s elderly population. They discussed the current status of the programs and the ongoing and future needs of this demographic.

HHS personnel worked with other federal personnel to care for over 36,000 patients on the U.S. mainland and in the islands after Hurricanes Harvey, Nate, Irma, and Maria. The Trump Administration and HHS remain committed to protecting health in communities across the southeastern U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as they recover from the hurricanes.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:45