Family Planning Services


To establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. These projects will serve the areas and/or populations within the United States, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the six pacific jurisdictions.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Title X Statute and Regulations: Requirements regarding the provision of family planning services under Title X can be found in the statute (Title X of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 300 et seq.) and in the implementing regulations which govern project grants for family planning services (42 CFR part 59, subpart A.), 42 U.S.C. 300 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any public (including city, county, local, regional, or State government) entity or nonprofit private entity located in a State (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau) is eligible to apply for a grant. Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Persons who desire family planning services and who would not otherwise have access to them. Priority to be given to persons from low-income families. Individuals from other than low-income families will be charged a fee in accordance with an established fee schedule although inability to pay must not be a deterrent to services.
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 non-profit organizations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications must be submitted through The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45 CFR 74 (for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations), and 45 CFR 92 (for state and local governments) must be used for this program. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 74, 45 CFR 92, as well as OMB Circular No. A-102 (Administrative Guidelines for state and local governments) and OMB Circular No. A-110 (Administrative Guidelines for Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations).
Award Procedure
Applications will be screened upon receipt. Those that are judged to be ineligible will be returned to the applicant. Accepted applications will be evaluated by a technical review panel composed of independent experts. The final funding decision will be made by the Agency Director, who may take into consideration the recommendations of the review panel, programmatic needs, stated needs, geographic location and recommendations of DHHS personnel. All applicants will be notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. Applications that are approved and funded will be issued a Notice of Grant Award. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs (DASPA) or designee will make final award selections to be recommended to the Grans Management Officer for riask analysis. In making these decisions the DASPA or designee will take into consideration the following additional factors (these factors are subject to change based on the most recent Funding Opportunity Announcement - FOA): a. The geographic distribution of services within the identified service area; b. The extent to which funds requested for a project maximize access for the population in need within the entire service area as announced in Table 1 (of the FOA); c. Whether the project, including sub-recipients and documented partners, provides the area to be served with a variety and breadth of effective family planning methods that are readily available and best serve individuals in need throughout the area to be served; and d. The extent to which projects best promote the purposes of Section 1001 of the Public Health Service Act, within the limits of funds available for such projects.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. From 90 to 270 days.
Not applicable.
More than 180 days. Projects are generally given commitments of funding for 3 years. Projects must submit a continuation application each non-competitive year which includes, at a minimum, a progress report and evidence of plan compliance.
How are proposals selected?
Identified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement
How may assistance be used?
Grants must be used for family planning services including contraceptive services, infertility services and special services to adolescents. Family planning services include information on all medically approved methods of contraception including natural family planning methods; counseling services, physical examinations including cancer detection and laboratory tests; STD and HIV prevention education, screening and referral; contraceptive supplies, and periodic follow-up examinations. Infertility services include assessment, information, education, and arrangements for referral if necessary. Special services to adolescents include in-depth information, education including abstinence education counseling, and referral to and from other social and medical service agencies, and such ancillary services as are necessary to facilitate clinic attendance for adolescents who need contraceptive services. These family planning services must be available without coercion and with respect for the privacy, dignity, social and religious beliefs of the individuals being served. To the extent possible, entities which receive grants under this subsection shall encourage family participation in projects assisted under this subsection. Priority in the provision of services will be given to persons from low-income families.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.
Not applicable.
HHS and the Controller 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 75, 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
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. While there is not a fixed cost-sharing percentage or amount, projects must include financial support from sources other than Title X.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are generally approved for a project period of 3 years. Grants may be approved for a budget period not to exceed 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Regional Health Administrator, DHHS Regional Offices (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses). OASH-Office of Population Affairs, Office of Family Planning David M. Johnson, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy Suite 700 Rockville, MD 20852. Phone 240-453-2888
Headquarters Office
Eric C. West,
Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 US
Phone: (240) 453-8822
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 17$255,627,000.00; FY 18 est $257,002,000.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 16$254,667,500.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY17 $150,000-$20,000,000 FY18 $150,000-$20,000,000 FY19 $150,000-$20,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200, 75 . 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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