Adolescent Family Life_Demonstration Projects


To establish innovative, comprehensive, and integrated approaches to the delivery of care services for pregnant and parenting adolescents with primary emphasis on adolescents who are under 17 years of age. To promote abstinence from sexual relations through provision of age-appropriate education on sexuality and decision-making skills as the most effective method of preventing adolescent pregnancy and avoiding sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of Population Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Project ended. Fiscal Year 2015: Project ended. Fiscal Year 2016: Project ended.
Executive Order 42 U.S.C. 300z et seq., 42 U.S.C 300z et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public (including city, county, regional, and State government) organizations; and private nonprofit organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
For prevention services: non-pregnant adolescents and their families. For care services: pregnant adolescents, infants, adolescent parents, and their families. Primary emphasis should be given to unmarried adolescents 17 years of age and under.
A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit status. Allowability of costs charged to the grant will be determined in accordance with the following Cost Principles: OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations. Faith based organizations are eligible to apply. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application kits may be requested by contacting Office of Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852.
Award Procedure
All applications and proposals are read by a panel of independent experts who make recommendations for action to the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs. After considering the recommendation of this panel, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs makes the final decision on the funding of applications. All applicants are notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. A Notice of Grant Award is issued for those applications that are approved and funded.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. From 3 to 5 months.
Not Applicable.
> 180 Days. Renewal awards may be approved pending availability of funding, and evidence of satisfactory progress and compliance.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals must contain care and/or prevention services requirements specified in the statute. Priority will be given to applicants who: (1) Serve an area (a) where there is a high incidence of adolescent pregnancy, (b) where the incidence of low-income families is high, and (c) where the availability of programs for adolescents as specified in this act is low; (2) show evidence (a) for care services, of ability to deliver wide range of required services on single-site or network basis, or (b) for prevention services, ability to provide services targeted to population; (3) will utilize to maximum extent possible (a) existing programs and facilities, and (b) other sources of funding; (4) can demonstrate community commitment to the project; (5) have involved community in developing the project; (6) will demonstrate innovative approaches; and (7) demonstrate the reasonableness of the estimated cost considering the anticipated results.
How may assistance be used?
Funds for services under this program can only be used to: (1) Provide care services, prevention services, or both care and prevention services to eligible persons; (2) coordinate integrate and provide linkages among providers of care, prevention, and other services for eligible persons; (3) provide supplemental services to eligible persons in the community when existing services are not adequate or not available and are essential to the care of pregnant adolescents and/or to the prevention of adolescent sexual activity and adolescent pregnancy; (4) plan for the administration, evaluation, and coordination of pregnancy prevention services and programs of care for pregnant adolescents and adolescent parents to further the objectives of this legislation; and (5) fulfill assurances required for grant approval. Funded projects may not provide or subcontract for the provision of abortions or abortion counseling or referral (with exceptions).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual Program reports are required. Cash Reports are due on a minimum basis of quarterly. Progress reports are required for each budget period. Federal Financial Reports are due quarterly and at the end of each budget period. A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives, shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, Part 74.53 and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: 40% match for year 1
50% match for year 2
60% match for year 3
See Notice of Grant Award for more details.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants may not exceed 5 years (subject to the availability of funds). Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under the Electronic Transfer System. Necessary instructions for the appropriate type of payment will be issued at the time an award is made. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. OASH-OPA-Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs
Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852. Phone 240-453-2828

OASH-Office of Grants Management
Tower Building 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550
Rockville, MD 20852. Phone (240) 453-8822.
Headquarters Office
Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Phone: (240) 453-8822.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - No funding was appropriated for this program in FY 2012. Last grant project period ended 4/30/2013.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$400,000.00 to $600,000.00.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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