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Program Guidelines

The Program Guidelines for Project Grants for Family Planning Services has been developed by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), to assist current and prospective grantees in understanding and utilizing the family planning services grants program authorized by Title X of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 300, et seq. It interprets the law and regulations in operational terms and provides a general orientation to the Federal perspective on family planning.

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Program Guidelines for Project Grants For Family Planning Services
*With Attachments*
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Program Guidelines for Project Grants for Family Planning Services
(January 2001)
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Attachment A:
Title X Population Research and Voluntary Family Planning Programs
(Title X Statute)
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Attachment B:
Title X Family Planning Program Regulations
42CFR59 Grants for Family Planning Services (10/01/2000)**
  • Subpart A - Project Grants for Family Planning Services
  • Subpart C - Grants for Family Planning Service Training
(pdf, 87 kb) (html)
Attachment C:
Sterilization of Persons in Federally Assisted Family Planning Projects
42CFR50 Policies of General Applicability
  • Subpart B - Sterilization of Persons in Federally Assisted Family Planning Projects
(pdf, 103 kb) (html)
Attachment D:
  • Regional Program Consultants for Family Planning
  • Regional Health Administrators, U.S. Public Health Service
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**This document incorporates changes as published in the Federal Register on 07-03-2000. See the following Federal Register Notices regarding the specific changes to the Title X Family Planning Regulations:

  • Final Rules: Standards of Compliance for Abortion-Related Services in Family Planning Services Projects (pdf, 271 kb) (html)
  • Final Rules Correction: Standards of Compliance for Abortion-Related Services in Family Planning Services Projects (published 08-10-2000) (pdf, 126 kb) (html)
  • Notice: Provision of Abortion-Related Services in Family Planning Services Projects (pdf, 134 kb) (html)