This announcement seeks proposals from public and private nonprofit entities to develop, implement and evaluate innovative interventions for pregnant adolescents ages 15 -18 and their families, as well as fathers of their children and/or male partners.
For purposes of the demonstration grants
announced in this notice, only pregnant adolescents are eligible to receive program services at the time of program entry.
However, services will continue to be provided to the parenting adolescent and her child after the baby is born until the child turns one year old.
Although the Title XX legislation stipulates that specific core services must be offered by each grantee either directly or by referral, the demonstrative nature of these grants, allows grantees to implement innovative program strategies that expand the core services.
Applicants should propose a multi-site intervention which compares pregnant adolescents and their families receiving standard care services, with those receiving a care intervention that enhances the core services by adding a parental, family or male involvement intervention.
Applicants will implement the standard care services as described in the Title XX legislation at one or more sites, and the enhanced model of care services at one or more other sites.
Eligible sites could include schools, community centers, hospitals or clinics, etc.
Under this announcement, adolescents who are pregnant and between 15 and 18 years of age (and their families) are the target group for care services intervention.
The care services provided should promote the healthy development of the adolescents' children and the involvement of extended family members, fathers of their children, and/or male partners.