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Announcement of Grants to Support Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 7, 2017
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces the award of $22,023,940 in 16 grants through the OAH Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) Program to states and tribes to improve the educational, health, social, and economic outcomes for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families. The grants start on July 7, 2017.
 
Funded grants will develop and implement programs to provide an integrated and seamless network of supportive services to young families in multiple primary settings – high schools, community service centers, and Institutions of Higher Education. They will adopt a holistic, integrated, and multigenerational approach by directly delivering and/or providing linkages and referrals in five core services domains: (1) Personal Health; (2) Child Health; (3) Self Sufficiency, Education and Employment; (4) Concrete Supports; and (5) Parenting Support. 
 
The newly awarded PAF Program grantees are as follows:
California Department of Public Health/Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health $1,360,940
Children's Trust of South Carolina $1,360,940
Health Research, Inc./New York State Department of Health $1,304,609
Iowa Department of Public Health $1,350,592
Kansas Department of Health & Environment $1,153,249
Massachusetts Department of Public Health $1,360,940
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services $1,360,940
Minnesota Department of Health $1,360,940
New Jersey Department of Children & Families $1,360,940
Oklahoma State Department of Health $1,360,939
Oregon Health Authority $1,360,939
Pennsylvania Department of Health $811,152
Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. $709,548
Virginia State Board of Health (Richmond City Health District) $1,360,399
Washington State Department of Health $1,360,939
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction $1,360,939
Additional resources on providing services to expectant and parenting youth and preventing teen pregnancy are available from the OAH TPP and PAF Resource Center.
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