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.


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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Regional Health Administrator, DHHS Regional Offices (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses). OASH-Office of Population Affairs, Office of Family Planning David M.

Johnson, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy Suite 700 Rockville, MD 20852.

Phone 240-453-2888.
Website Address

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Indiana Family Health Council Inc. $ 4,017,384   2020-09-302022-09-29
Adagio Health Inc. $ 3,241,306   2020-09-302022-09-29
Public Health, Alabama Department Of $ 700,000   2020-09-302022-09-29
Health, Maryland Department Of $ 4,000,000   2020-09-302022-09-29
Family Planning Inc $ 670,000   2020-09-302022-09-29
Adagio Health Inc. $ 1,178,630   2019-04-012022-03-31
Commonwealth Healthcare Corpo Ration $ 1,072,586   2019-04-012022-03-31
Health And Human Services, Nevada Department Of $ 775,780   2019-04-012022-03-31
Asociacion Puertorriquena Pro Bienestar De Las Familias, Inc. (profamilias) Families Planning Association Of Puerto Rico $ 3,035,234   2019-04-012022-03-31
Health, Louisiana Department Of $ 14,015,050   2019-04-012022-03-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

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.

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

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.

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. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications must be submitted through 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. 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

Final award decisions will be made by the Regional Health Administrator (RHA) for the applicable Public Health Service Region, in consultation with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs (DASPA) and the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) or their designees. In making final award decisions, the RHA, DAASPA and ASH will take into considerations the following additional criteria: a. The geographic distribution of services within the identified service area as described in the application, including consideration of whether the area is best served by a single or multiple grantees and the focus on providing services to areas in need of Title X and subsidized family planning services. b. The extent to which funds requested for a project maximize access for the population in need within the entire services area as announced in Table 1 (of the FOA); c. The extent to which projects that rely on subrecipients to provide services can provide the required services and best serve the individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area; and d. The extent to which projects best promote the purposes of Section 1001 of the Public Health Service Act, within the limits of funds available for such projects. Following approval by the Regional Health Administrator, the Office of Grants Management, OASH prepares a Notice of Award, secures necessary clearances and approval signatures, issues the Notice of Award, and provides notification of grant approval to the public.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Title X Statute and Regulations: Requirements regarding the provision of family planning services under Title X can be found in the statute (Title X of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 300 et seq.) and in the implementing regulations which govern project grants for family planning services (42 CFR part 59, subpart A.), 42 U.S.C 300 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. From 90 to 270 days.


Not Applicable.


> 180 Days. Projects are generally given commitments of funding for 3 years. Projects must submit a continuation application each non-competitive year which includes, at a minimum, a progress report and evidence of plan compliance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are generally approved for a project period of 3 years. Grants may be approved for a budget period not to exceed 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual Program reports are required.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to Payment Management Services 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Progress reports are required for each budget period.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to the Office of Grants Management 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter and an annual FFR 90 days after the end of the budget period/project period end date.

Reports are to be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions.

A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


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 75, 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



(Project Grants) FY 16 $254,667,500; FY 17 est $253,659,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

2016 ? $126,000 to $19,117,000 2017 ? $131,000 to $20,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200, 75 . Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Health Administrator, DHHS Regional Offices (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses). OASH-Office of Population Affairs, Office of Family Planning David M. Johnson, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy Suite 700 Rockville, MD 20852. Phone 240-453-2888.

Headquarters Office

Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Phone: (240) 453-8822

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants 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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