The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (HHS) is planning major changes for a previously announced upcoming solicitation to uncover innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy.
The FY 2015 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research and Demonstration Programs solicitation (CFDA Number: 93.297) (Funding Opportunity Number: OAH-15-0004) would be released in early January, with a March 31 deadline).
While the proposed deadline, release date and eligibility criteria remain the same, everything else about the solicitation has changed, including a name change and a funding boost.
The new name will be the Implementing Evidence-Based TPP (Teen Pregnancy Prevention) Programs to Scale in Communities with the Greatest Need. Additionally, the projected funding total has gone from $22 million for 40 awards to $60 million for 60 awards.
The synopsis for the solicitation also has changed to offer more details on the community-wide aspect. The grantees will develop and implement a plan for preventing teen pregnancy in communities at greatest need that includes:
- Engaging the community, including youth, in developing and implementing a plan to prevent teen pregnancy.
- Implementing evidence-based TPP programs to scale in multiple settings and with vulnerable populations.
- Implementing programs in a safe and supportive environment.
- Establishing linkages to youth-friendly health care services; and raising awareness of the importance of preventing teen pregnancy and promoting positive youth development.
Contact: Amy Margolis, 240/453-2820; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.