FY15 Announcement of Availability of Funds for Replicating Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs to Scale in Communities with the Greatest Need (Tier 1B)

The purpose of this FOA is to have a significant impact on reducing rates of teen pregnancy and existing disparities (see pages 7-8) by replicating evidence-based TPP programs to scale in at least 3 settings in communities and with populations at greatest need.

In each community served, grantees


will be expected to:
• Mobilize the community to develop and implement a plan to prevent teen pregnancy and promote positive youth development• Engage in an up to 12-month planning, piloting, and readiness period• Implement evidence-based TPP programs to scale with fidelity and quality in at least settings • Ensure that program materials are medically accurate, age appropriate, culturally and linguistically appropriate, and inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth• Ensure that programs are implemented in a safe and supportive environment for youth and their families • Establish and maintain linkages and referrals to youth-friendly health care services • Engage in strategic dissemination and communication activities to raise awareness of the program with youth, their families, and key stakeholders• Develop and implement a plan for sustainability to ensure continuation of program efforts beyond the grant• Collect and use performance measure data to make continuous quality improvements• Evaluate the implementation and outcomes of program activities.Supporting HHS Strategic Goals, Healthy People 2020, and the National Prevention StrategyThis FOA supports the HHS Strategic Goal to “Put Children and Youth on the Path for Successful Futures.” Under this goal, HHS is committed to supporting both evidence-based programs and innovative approaches for children and youth in order to positively impact a range of important social and health outcomes such as child maltreatment, school readiness, teen pregnancy, youth violence, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), mental illness, substance abuse, and delinquency.

HHS is investing in strategies that give children and youth a positive start in life and help ensure their future health and development.

http://www.hhs.gov/strategic-plan/youth_futures.htmlThis FOA addresses the Healthy People 2020 (http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx) overarching goals to (1) achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups and (2) promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.

The FOA addresses several Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives, including Family Planning Objectives 7 through 13; STD Objectives 1 and 6; HIV Objective 2; Adolescent Health Objectives 3 and 5; and the LGBT Topic Area Goal.This FOA also supports the National Prevention Strategy’s (http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/prevention/strategy/#The Goal) overarching strategic direction to help people make healthy choices and eliminate health disparities.

This FOA supports the recommendations in the reproductive and sexual health priority area to (1) provide effective sexual health education, especially for adolescents, and (2) enhance early detection of HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STIs and improve linkages to care.
Related Programs

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program

Department of Health and Human Services

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
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Additional Information of Eligibility:

Eligible Applicants include: • Nonprofit with or without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) • For-profit organizations (other than small business) • Small, minority, and women-owned businesses • Universities and colleges • Research institutions • Hospitals • Community-based organization • 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 (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federal States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) • Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States)

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Program Requirements or Technical Assistance:OASH Office of Adolescent HealthAttn: OAH TPP Tier 1B240-453-2846tpptier1b@hhs.gov

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