New Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding Opportunities

New funding opportunities released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offer the opportunity to replicate evidence-based programs and support innovative strategies and community-wide initiatives.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Replication of Evidence-based Programs (Tier 1) (PDF, 45 pages)

The Office of Adolescent Health announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 funds to support medically accurate and age appropriate programs that reduce teenage pregnancy. Under this announcement, a total of $75,000,000 is available on a competitive basis for the purpose of replicating evidence-based programs that have been proven through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risks underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors. Funding is available for two broad program types: 1) curriculum-based programs that seek to educate young people about topics such as responsible behavior, relationships, and pregnancy prevention and 2) youth development programs that seek to reduce teenage pregnancy and a variety of risky behaviors through a broad range of approaches. Applications are encouraged from entities that currently have the capability to replicate identified evidence-based programs with fidelity. Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR) conducted an independent review for HHS and identified evidence-based programs that have been proven to be effective through rigorous evaluation. The products from that review can be found at http://www.hhs.gov/ophs/oah.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Research and Demonstration Programs (Tier 2) and Personal Responsibility Education Program (PDF, 44 pages)

The Office of Adolescent Health and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families announce the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 funds for competitive discretionary grants under two similar programs to support innovative youth pregnancy prevention strategies which are medically accurate and age appropriate. This single application process has been developed to link the two programs which share a common goal and to help reduce the application burden on potential applicants by eliminating the need either to determine which program to apply for or to submit two applications. Up to $25 million from the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) program authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 is available on a competitive basis for research and demonstration grants to develop, replicate, refine, and test additional model and innovative strategies for preventing teenage pregnancy. In addition, a total of $110 million is available on a competitive basis to implement and test innovative strategies utilizing funds available through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2010.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies through Community-wide Initiatives

This is a funding announcement related to demonstrating the effectiveness of multi-component, community-wide approaches to teenage pregnancy prevention. This announcement utilizes up to $10,000,000 of the $25,000,000 available under Tier 2 for research and demonstration projects. This a joint announcement between the Office of Adolescent Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support demonstration cooperative agreements to test innovative, sustainable, community-wide, multi-component initiatives for preventing teenage pregnancy and teen births in communities with the highest rates, with a focus on reaching African American and Latino youth aged 15-19. This is one of the first times that a coordinated, multi-component, community-wide initiative approach will be used to integrate, sustain, and evaluate the overall impact of combined efforts to widely disseminate evidence-based and/or evidence-informed programs; increase linkages between teen pregnancy prevention programs and community-based clinical services; and support state and local strategies to prevent teen pregnancy and teen births across carefully defined geographic areas.