Programs to Address Teen Pregnancy get Funding Boost

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, amy.margolis@hhs.gov.

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