Family Planning_Service Delivery Improvement Research Grants

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.

Program Accomplishments


Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are awarded to develop research studies for the improvement of family planning services delivery of projects funded under Title X, Section 1001 of the Public Health Service Act.

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

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any public entity (city, county, local, regional, or State government) or private nonprofit entity located in a State (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, 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 under this subpart.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All levels of government and nonprofit entities responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of family planning services; providers and recipients of family planning services; and the general public.


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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Not applicable.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Application Form PHS-398 (Rev. May 1995) for research grants should be submitted. The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45 CFR, Part 74, (for institutions of higher education, hospitals and other non-profit organizations), and 45 CFR, Part 92 (for state and local governments), must be used for this program. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, Part 74, and 45 CFR, Part 92, as well as OMB Circular No. A-102 (administrative guidelines and standards for states and local governments), and OMB Circular No. A-110 (administrative guidelines and standards for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations).

Award Procedures

The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs makes final decisions to approve, hold, or reject individual grants or contracts. Applicants are notified regarding the final decision on each application and are furnished statements of award for all projects approved.


To be considered for review, applications must be submitted by the established due date. Applications not meeting the deadline will be considered late and will be returned to the applicant unread.


Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title X, Section 1004, 42 U.S.C. 300a-2; Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970, Section 6(c); Public Law 91-572; 84 Stat. 1507, as amended; Family Planning and Population Research Act of 1975, Title II, Section 202(c); Public Law 94-63; 89 Stat. 306; Appropriation Act of 1991, Public Law 101-517.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 150 to 180 days.




Projects are renewed, as required, based on submission of an application, including a progress report and evidence of plan compliance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants may be approved for a budget period not to exceed 12 months.

Post Assistance Requirements


Expenditure report on annual basis.

Progress report is to be submitted with continuation application.

Special reports are required 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 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $5,456,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$150,000 to $550,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

Program Contact: Ms. Susan Moskosky, 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

Scientific merit and significance; competency of project staff; feasibility, reasonableness of proposed budget period relative to proposed research; adequacy of applicant's resources; amount of support required; adequacy of methodology; adequacy of the means for protecting against adverse effects upon humans, animals, or the environment (when applicable).

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