Infant Adoption Awareness Training

To develop and implement programs to train designated staff of eligible health centers in providing adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in non-directive counseling to pregnant women.

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Adoption Exchange Association $ 18,347,206   2012-09-302017-09-29
Harmony Family Center, Inc. $ 359,733   2011-09-302013-02-28
Lutheran Social Services Of South Dakota $ 434,175   2011-09-302013-02-28
Arizona's Children Association $ 303,320   2011-09-302013-02-28
Latino Family Institute Inc $ 534,175   2011-09-302013-02-28
Harmony Family Center, Inc. $ 3,035,726   2006-09-302012-09-29
Spaulding For Children, Inc $ 12,326,266   2006-09-302012-09-29
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$ 0   
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may be used to plan and implement: (1) approved programs directly or through grants or cooperative agreements with other adoption organizations; (2) a training curriculum, consistent with best practice guidelines; (3) reimbursement to eligible health centers for all costs in obtaining the training.

Project funds may not be used for construction.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Nonprofit private national, regional, or local organizations among whose primary purposes are adoption and are knowledgeable in all elements of the adoption process, e.g., types of adoptions, relevant State and local laws regarding relinquishment procedures and putative father involvement and medical and financial resources for birth mothers, and on providing adoption information and referrals to pregnant women.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Private nonprofit organizations, health professionals, health staff of Federally funded voluntary family planning projects supported under Section 1001 of the Public Health Service Act, staff of community health centers, migrant health centers, and centers providing services to homeless individuals and centers providing services to residents of public housing supported under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. PHS-funded school health centers, and public health clinics, or any health professional providing option counseling to pregnant women.


Demonstration of 501(c)(3) status or status pending with the IRS. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Pre-application assistance may be available. Applicants may refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement on for further information.

Award Procedures

Applications for funding are reviewed and scored by panels of at least three non-federal subject matter experts. Final funding decisions will be made by Commissioner, ACYF.


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


Public Health Service Act, Children's Health Act of 2000, Title XII, Subtitle A and B, Section 330F and Section 330G, Public Law 106-310.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Three to six months.


Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations at 45 CFR Pat 16.


Multi-year projects are funded on an annual basis through submission of a non-competing continuation application. Continuation funding is subject to availability of funds, submission of program and financial reports, and grantee performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

One to five years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant awards are managed by a payment management system that manages grant payment requests, drawdowns, and disbursements.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees are required to submit semi-annual program reports.

Final program reports are due 90 days after completion of the grant.

Grantees are required to submit semi-annual financial reports.

Final financial reports are due 90 days after completion of the grant.

Financial reporting is conducted via the SF-425.

Progress reports are included in program reports.

Expenditure reports are included in financial reports.

Performance monitoring is described in progress reporting.


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.


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - No funding has been provided for this program for since FY 2011.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Jan Shafer 330 C Street SW Room 3503, Washington, District of Columbia 20447 Email: Phone: (202) 205-8172

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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