HHS Awards Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Grants

The 81 new grants are expected to serve more than 291,000 youth each year in communities where teen birth rates remain high


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) Director Evelyn Kappeler announced more than $86 million in teen pregnancy prevention grants to non-profit organizations, school districts, universities, and others. The 81 new grants are expected to serve more than 291,000 youth each year in communities where teen birth rates remain high.

The OAH grants support replication of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs in communities with the greatest need; increase capacity in communities to serve vulnerable youth, including homeless youth, parenting youth and those in juvenile detention and foster care; fill gaps in the knowledge of what works to prevent teen pregnancy; and test new, innovative approaches to combating teen pregnancy. These awards provide the first year of funding for a five-year grant period.

“The HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program provides an opportunity for a broad range of programs to have a lasting impact on reducing teen pregnancy,” said Kappeler. “The grants are focused on reaching young people in communities where high teen pregnancy rates persist.”

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