Thursday, August 2, 2018
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs announced the 96 grantees to whom HHS intends to award Title X family planning service grants for fiscal year 2018. Twelve of the intended awards go to grantees who are new to Title X.
These grants, which are expected to be awarded no later than September 1, 2018, cover all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and six Pacific jurisdictions, and support delivery of Title X services in almost 4,000 service sites. Title X service grants are awarded through a competitive process to public and private not-for-profit entities including state and local health departments, hospitals, university health centers, and nonprofit organizations, including community health centers.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to continue providing access to high-quality family planning and related preventive health services with an emphasis on overall health and well-being of every person,” said Assistant Secretary for Health Brett P. Giroir, M.D. “This vital public health program makes important contributions toward achieving optimal health outcomes for the women and men who depend on it.”
Through its network of grantees, the Title X program serves more than 4 million family planning clients, most of whom are low-income women. The Title X program provides a broad range of family planning methods and related preventive health services, such as contraception (including natural family planning methods), pregnancy testing and counseling, preconception health care, basic infertility services, sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment, and breast and cervical cancer screening. The Title X statute prohibits funds from being used “in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.”
For a full list of intended grantees by area served, please see https://www.hhs.gov/opa/grants-and-funding/recent-grant-awards/index.html.