Family Planning_Services

To provide educational, counseling, comprehensive medical and social services necessary to enable individuals to freely determine the number and spacing of their children, and by so doing helping to reduce maternal and infant mortality, promote the health of mothers, families and children.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Projects include: (1) A State Health Department which subcontracts to service providers throughout an entire State; and (2) a service provider to serve multi-counties or a smaller geographic area.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Regional Health Administrator, DHHS Regional Offices (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses).

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments


Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.

Funds may not be used for purchase or construction of buildings; salaries of personnel paid from other Federal grant funds; and certain other miscellaneous items as specified in the regulations.

Priority in the provision of services will be given to persons from low-income families.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

This program is subject to the Public Health Systems Reporting Requirements.

Application Procedures

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. All other applicants should submit completed Form OPHS-1,(Revised 6/2001), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Grant Application, documenting the need for the grant and the proposed amount of the grant. The Regional Health Administrator has approval authority for the program. Contact should be made with the appropriate Regional Health Administrator (see name/address in Appendix IV) to obtain the Application Kit. 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 Procedures

Following approval by the Regional Health Administrator, the Office of Grants Management, OPHS prepares a Notice of Grant Award, secures necessary clearances and approval signatures, issues the Notice of Grant Award, enters the approved award in the grant payment process, and provides notification of grant approval to the public.


Contact the Regional Offices for application deadlines.


Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title X, Section 1001, 42 U.S.C. 300; Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970, Section 6(c), Public Law 91-572, 84 Stat. 1506, as amended; Family Planning and Population Research Act of 1975, Title II, Sections 204(a) and (b), Public Law 94-63, 89 Stat. 307-308; Public Health Service Extension Act, Section 1(a)(1), Public Law 95-613, 92 Stat. 3093; Appropriation Act of 1991, Public Law 101-517.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 270 days.




Projects are generally given commitments of funding for 3 to 5 years. Projects must submit a continuation application each non-competitive year.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. The amount of any award under Title X shall be determined on the basis of the estimate necessary for project performance, provided, however, that the Federal support or grant for a Family Planning Services Project may not be for less than 90 percent (with exceptions) nor equal 100 percent of the total cost of the project.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Usually 1 year.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual expenditure and progress reports.

All projects must comply with the requirements of the FPAR, and special reports as requested.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A - 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A - 133.


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, 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $253,643,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$47,791 to $16,962,215; $2,519,960.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

42 CFR 59, 45 CFR 74, 45 CFR 92, PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94- 50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Regional Health Administrator, DHHS Regional Offices (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses).

Headquarters Office

Program Contact: Ms. Susan Moskosky, Director, Office of Family Planning, Office of Population Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-2888. Grants Management Contact: Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20853. Telephone: (240) 453-8822.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals will be evaluated in terms of which will best promote the purposes of the authorizing legislation, taking into account: (1) the number of patients to be served, especially low-income patients; (2) local need; (3) relative need of the applicant; (4) applicant's ability to make rapid and effective use of Federal assistance; (5) adequacy of the applicant's facilities and staff; (6) availability and commitment of nonfederal resources within the community; and (7) compliance with pertinent regulations and guidelines.

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