Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program

 

The purpose of the Office of Adolescent Health Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program is to support competitive grants to public and private entities to (1) replicate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program models that have been shown to be effective through rigorous evaluation and (2) research and demonstration projects to develop and test additional models and innovative strategies to prevent teen pregnancy.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.297
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 Continued 2nd year funding for 84 grantees; Grantees will serve an anticipated 1.2 million youth in 39 States and the Marshall Islands over the next five years Continued 2nd year funding for 84 grantees; Grantees served roughly 163,000 youth in 39 States and the Marshall Islands.
Fiscal Year 2017 OAH funded 81 grantees who served 213,420 youth ages 10-19. OAH TPP grantees partnered with 3,665 organizations, trained 3,675 new facilitators, and implemented program with fidelity and quality.
Fiscal Year 2018 OAH anticipates providing funding to 133 organizations, 77 continuation grantees and 56 new. Performance measure data not yet available to document participant reach.
Fiscal Year 2019 OAH anticipates providing continuation funding to 133 organizations. Performance measure data not yet available to document participant reach.
Authorization
Division H, Title II of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law No. 113-76), and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (Public Law No: 114-113) Appropriations Act for 2018, Title Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Part Division H, Section Title II
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Nonprofit with or without 501C3 IRS status ; For profit organizations; Small, minority, and women owned businesses; Universities and colleges; Research institutions; Hospitals; Community-based organizations; Faith-based organizations; Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments; American Indian/Alaska Native tribally designated organizations; Alaska Native health corporations; Urban Indian health organizations; Tribal epidemiology centers; State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents; Political subdivisions of States
Beneficiary Eligibility
Teenagers in the US
Credentials/Documentation
A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit status. 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. To apply, access the announcement thru www.grants.gov. Enter the CFDA# and follow the website instructions. Applications submitted after the deadlines will not be accepted for review. The submission deadline will not be extended. Applications which do not conform to the requirements of the grant announcement will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant. Applications may only be submitted electronically via www.grants.gov. Any applications submitted via any other means of electronic communication, including facsimile or electronic mail, will not be accepted for review.
Award Procedure
An independent review panel will evaluate applications that pass the screening and meet the responsiveness criteria if applicable. These reviewers are experts in their fields, and are drawn from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, state and local government, and Federal government agencies. Based on the Application Review Criteria as outlined under Section V.1, the reviewers will comment on and score the applications, focusing their comments and scoring decisions on the identified criteria. In addition to the independent review panel, Federal staff will review each application for programmatic, budgetary, and grants management compliance. Final award decisions will be made by the Director of the Office of Adolescent Health.
Deadlines
OAH funded 84 grantees through the TPP program on July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018. No additional awards are expected. Continued annual funding for the current grantee beyond the first year of the grant is generally level with initial award amount and is contingent upon the availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the project, and adequate stewardship of Federal funds. Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Detailed criteria for assessing applications received in response to Funding Opportunity Announcements for the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention program are included in Section V of the Funding Opportunity Announcement. The specific review criteria vary depending on the Funding Opportunity. An independent review panel will evaluate applications that pass the screening and meet the responsiveness criteria if applicable. These reviewers are experts in their fields, and are drawn from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, state and local government, and Federal government agencies. Based on the Application Review Criteria as outlined under Section V.1, the reviewers will comment on and score the applications, focusing their comments and scoring decisions on the identified criteria. In addition to the independent review panel, Federal staff will review each application for programmatic, budgetary, and grants management compliance. Final award decisions will be made by the Director of the HHS Office of Adolescent Health.
How may assistance be used?
A wide range of evidence-based programs are eligible for these funds. Funds are available to support competitive grants and contracts to replicate medically accurate and age appropriate programs that have proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teen pregnancy or associated sexual risk behaviors, and to develop and test new and innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy. Of the funding available, not more than 10% is available for program support, and of the funds remaining, 75% is to support the replication of evidence-based programs and 25% is to support research and demonstration projects to develop and test new and innovative approaches.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Grantees will submit semi-annual reporting of required performance measure data to OAH 30 days after the end of each six-month period of performance.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
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 project 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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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
Program Contact: Ms. Evelyn Kappeler, Acting Director, Office of Adolescent Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852; 240-453-2846-
Headquarters Office
Alice Bettencourt
1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 US
Alice.Bettencourt@hhs.gov
Phone: (240) 453-8822.
Website Address
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0120-0-1-551
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 est $101,000,000.00; FY 16$101,000,000.00; FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Fiscal year amounts include total for grants and contracts to support replication of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and research and demonstration projects to develop and test new and innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy, as well as program support costs.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$250,000 - $2,000,000 per year. TPP Program grants in FY18 are funded through 6 different Funding Opportunity Announcements.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
In accepting the grant award, the grantee stipulates that the award and any activities thereunder are subject to all provisions of 45 CFR parts 74 and 92, currently in effect or implemented during the period of the grant or other Department regulations and policies effective at the time of the award. In addition, recipients must comply with all terms and conditions outlined in their grant awards, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grants Policy Statement, requirements imposed by program statutes and regulations and HHS grant administration regulations, as applicable, as well as any requirements or limitations in any applicable appropriations acts.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 Visit the OAH TPP website at: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/oah-initiatives/tpp_program/ for a listing of grantees and an overview of project activities. Visit the OAH TPP website at: https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/grant-programs/teen-pregnancy-prevention-program-tpp/current-grantees/index.html for a listing of grantees and an overview of project activities.
Fiscal Year 2017 Cooperative agreements with organizations to replicate evidence-based programs in multiple settings in communities with high rates of teen pregnancy and cooperative agreements with organizations to rigorously evaluate new and innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy. Visit the OAH website at: https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/grant-programs/teen-pregnancy-prevention-program-tpp/current-grantees/index.html for a listing of grantees and an overview of project activities.
Fiscal Year 2018 Cooperative agreements with organizations to replicate and scale up programs that include the protective factors shown to be effective in the prevention of risk behaviors, including teen pregnancy and to evaluate innovative approaches to addressing protective factors and promoting optimal health for adolescents.

 


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