Pregnancy Assistance Fund

The Office of Adolescent Health administers the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF), a $25 million competitive grant program funded by the Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) to provide expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families with a seamless network of supportive services. From Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-2012, OAH provided funding to its first cohort of PAF grantees. Fifteen states and two tribal entities received funding for a three-year project period. The second cohort of grantees (14 states and three tribal entities) was awarded in July 2013; these grantees are funded for a four-year project period FY 2013-2016. The third cohort, consisting of three state agencies and awarded in July 2015, is funded for a five-year project period FY 2015-2019.

With PAF funds, grantees conduct the following types of activities:

  • Support expectant and parenting student services at institutions of higher education;
  • Support expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families at high schools and community service centers;
  • Improve services for pregnant women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and 
  • Increase public awareness and education services for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families.
Last updated: January 06, 2017