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About PAF

The Office of Adolescent Health’s Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) Program is a $25 million per year competitive grant program that aims to improve the health, educational, social, and economic outcomes of expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families. Since 2010, OAH has provided funding to 32 states, including the District of Columbia, and 5 tribal organizations. Currently, 22 states and one tribal organization are funded through the PAF Program.

PAF Program grantees use funds to:

  • Establish, maintain, or operate expectant and parenting student services in high schools, community service centers, and/or Institutions of Higher Education
  • Improve services for pregnant women who are victims of domestic violence
  • Increase public awareness and education concerning the services available to expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families

As a result of the PAF Program, more than 76,000 expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families have received a wide range of support services related to personal health, child health, parenting, education, and employment, as well as concrete supports like diapers and baby equipment. Data collected through the PAF Performance Measures, shows that participants of the PAF Program have experienced many positive outcomes including improvements in high school graduation, acceptance into Institutions of Higher Education, reductions in dropping out of high school, and reductions in subsequent unintended pregnancies.

PAF FY16 Accomplishments

Participation in PAF supports positive educational outcomes for young parents, including staying in and graduating high school, planning to attend college, and not delaying educational plans.

More Information about the PAF Program

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Content last reviewed on July 13, 2016