Funding Alert! 2022 Family Planning Services Grants

Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Population Affairs

Does your nonprofit organization provide family planning and related preventive health services? The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) recently opened its Title X Family Planning Services funding opportunity, which supports nonprofit entities that provide family planning services in communities throughout the United States. Title X services include a wide range of medically approved products and activities (described below) that assist individuals in preventing or achieving pregnancy. This program emphasizes a priority for serving persons from low-income households. Proposals for this opportunity are due January 11, 2022.

Who is eligible to apply?

Eligible applicants include any domestic public or private nonprofit. This includes faith-based organizations and American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American organizations. Examples include state, county, city or township, special district, and Native American tribal governments; institutions of higher education; independent school districts; public housing authorities or Indian housing authorities; and nonprofit organizations.

What are the program details?

Title X-funded programs provide health care and health education resources for clients – including those from low-income households and those who may be under-insured or uninsured – regardless of their ability to pay. Eligible medically approved services include Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved contraceptive products and natural family planning methods for those who want to prevent pregnancy; pregnancy testing and counseling; assistance with achieving pregnancy; basic infertility services; sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, counseling, testing, and referral services; and other preconception health services. Title X projects must accomplish the following priority activities:

  1. Advance health equity through the delivery of Title X services by ensuring equitable access to quality, client-centered healthcare services for individuals with low incomes and those facing other barriers to accessing services.
  2. Prepare a Disparity Impact Statement to identify potential clients who are at the greatest risk for experiencing health disparities and low health literacy.
  3. Improve and expand access to Title X services based on the target clients’ and communities’ needs. Such considerations may include service locations, hours, provision modalities (e.g., in-person, telehealth, mobile clinics, etc.), accessibility, education, outreach, and more.
  4. Deliver Title X services of the highest quality and that are consistent with Quality Family Planning (QFP) guidelines. As such, grantees should provide ongoing training and professional development for staff to ensure QFP alignment.
  5. Implement a quality improvement and quality assurance (QI/QA) plan that involves data collection, monitoring, and formative evaluation throughout the project period.

Proposed projects must align and comply with the Title X statute, legislative mandates, and program regulations. The funder expects to award 90 grants ranging from $200,000 to $22 million, and projects may be carried out over a period of up to five years. Note that while there is not a fixed cost-sharing percentage required, all proposed projects must include financial support from other sources besides Title X. Proposals are due January 11, 2022.

What makes a project a good fit?

As described, proposals submitted under this solicitation should emphasize equitable access to care, particularly for individuals from low-income households and those who are under-insured or uninsured. Proposed activities should take into consideration the unique needs and barriers to high-quality care faced by the target population in the communities to be served.

In accordance with program requirements, Title X-funded services are provided free of charge to individuals with family incomes below 100% of the federal poverty level (FPL). For those clients whose family income falls between 101% and 250% of the FPL, services must be discounted on a sliding scale.

What if I am ready to apply? To move your application forward, take the following action steps ASAP:

  • Read through the program description page for more information regarding the funder goals, project types, and program officer contacts.
  • Download the full notice of funding opportunity (available here) for additional program details, requirements, and application instructions.
  • Browse the funder’s grantee resources, which include guides for service delivery, national training resources, and other informational documents.
  • Make sure your System for Award Management (SAM) registration is active and be sure you have agov profile. You can check your SAM status here:

What if I need help with this application?

Contact Assel Grant Services (AGS) today! Our team can help with all aspects of preparing the application and managing the grant if you are awarded. If you would like to discuss this possibility, please contact AGS as soon as possible. Rosie Brennan, Community Engagement Specialist will be happy to talk with you about this opportunity and provide you a quote for grant services.

What if I am not ready to apply this year?

Start preparing for next year! The Title X program is an annual funding opportunity. You can also check out other opportunities to work with OASH. The agency website provides information regarding other upcoming grant programs, research, and funding opportunities, as well as educational resources for potential and current grantees.

How do I learn more about federal grant proposal writing, so my application is more likely to be successful?

AGS is excited to offer a new Federal Grants Training Series throughout 2021! The series is designed to support nonprofit leaders and during the application process. AGS also offers several on demand webinars on a variety of topics to support the full grant cycle. Check out our website to learn more and sign up for our training newsletter.

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