Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program

The purpose of the Office of Adolescent Health Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program is to support competitive grants to public and private entities to (1) replicate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program models that have been shown to be effective through rigorous evaluation and (2) research

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and demonstration projects to develop and test additional models and innovative strategies to prevent teen pregnancy.
Related Programs93.500 Pregnancy Assistance Fund ProgramExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Visit the OAH TPP website at: https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/grant-programs/teen-pregnancy-prevention-program-tpp/current-grantees/index.html for a listing of grantees and an overview of project activities.

Fiscal Year 2017: Visit the OAH TPP website at: https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/grant-programs/teen-pregnancy-prevention-program-tpp/current-grantees/index.html for a listing of grantees and an overview of project activities.

Fiscal Year 2018: FY '18 - none.


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.

Program Contact: Ms. Evelyn Kappeler, Acting Director, Office of Adolescent Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852; 240-453-2846-.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Continued 2nd year funding for 84 grantees; Grantees served roughly 163,000 youth in 39 States and the Marshall Islands. Fiscal Year 2017: Continued 3rd year funding for 84 grantees; Grantees will continue to serve youth in 39 States and the Marshall Islands and will work on closing out their projects. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

A wide range of evidence-based programs are eligible for these funds.

Funds are available to support competitive grants and contracts to replicate medically accurate and age appropriate programs that have proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teen pregnancy or associated sexual risk behaviors, and to develop and test new and innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy.

Of the funding available, not more than 10% is available for program support, and of the funds remaining, 75% is to support the replication of evidence-based programs and 25% is to support research and demonstration projects to develop and test new and innovative approaches.

Current requirements are outlined in the following documents: 2 CFR § 220 (OMB Circular A- 21, for Institutions of Higher Education); 2 CFR § 225 (OMB Circular A?87, for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments); 2 CFR § 230 (OMB Circular A?122, for Nonprofit Organizations); and 45 CFR part 74, Appendix E (Hospitals)..

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Nonprofit with or without 501C3 IRS status ; For profit organizations; Small, minority, and women owned businesses; Universities and colleges; Research institutions; Hospitals; Community-based organizations; 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; Political subdivisions of States.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Teenagers in the US.

Credentials/Documentation

A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit status. 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 not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. To apply, access the announcement thru www.grants.gov. Enter the CFDA# and follow the website instructions. Applications submitted after the deadlines will not be accepted for review. The submission deadline will not be extended. Applications which do not conform to the requirements of the grant announcement will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant. Applications may only be submitted electronically via www.grants.gov. Any applications submitted via any other means of electronic communication, including facsimile or electronic mail, will not be accepted for review.

Award Procedures

An independent review panel will evaluate applications that pass the screening and meet the responsiveness criteria if applicable. These reviewers are experts in their fields, and are drawn from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, state and local government, and Federal government agencies. Based on the Application Review Criteria as outlined under Section V.1, the reviewers will comment on and score the applications, focusing their comments and scoring decisions on the identified criteria. In addition to the independent review panel, Federal staff will review each application for programmatic, budgetary, and grants management compliance. Final award decisions will be made by the Director of the Office of Adolescent Health.

Deadlines

Jan 01, 2015 to Apr 01, 2015 OAH funded 84 grantees through the TPP program on July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018. No additional awards are expected. Continued annual funding for the current grantee beyond the first year of the grant is generally level with initial award amount and is contingent upon the availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the project, and adequate stewardship of Federal funds.

Authorization

Division H, Title II of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law No. 113-76), and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (Public Law No: 114-113).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewal awards may be approved pending availability of funding, and evidence of satisfactory progress and compliance and whether the continued funding of the program is in the best interest of the Federal government.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. No matching requirement. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants may not exceed 5 years (subject to the availability of funds). Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under the Electronic Transfer System. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Necessary instructions for the appropriate type of payment will be issued at the time an award is made. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees will submit semi-annual progress reports 30 days after the end of each six-month period of performance.

Grantees will submit semi-annual reporting of required performance measure data to OAH 30-days after the end of each six-month period of performance (0990-0390).

Grantees submit a non-competing continuation application within 90 days before the start of the next project period.

A final progress report covering the entire project period is due 90 days after the end of the project period.

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Quarterly cash reporting to the HHS Payment Management System on the FFR is also required.

Please note these FFR reports are separate submissions via the Division of Payment Services.

At this time, data is not transferable between the two systems and you will report twice on certain data elements.

Progress reports are required for each budget period.

Grantees must submit quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports 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.

Performance monitoring is conducted by office staff (project officers) via monthly conference calls, email communication, progress reports, and site visits.

Audits

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.

Records

HHS and the Comptroller 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, Part 74.53 and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a project 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

75-0120-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $101,000,000; FY 17 est $101,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Fiscal year amounts include total for grants and contracts to support replication of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and research and demonstration projects to develop and test new and innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy, as well as program support costs.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Cohort 1 (FY10- FY14) $400,000 - $4,000,000 Average $1,000,000 Cohort 2 (FY15 ? FY17) $400,000 - $2,000,000 Average $1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

In accepting the grant award, the grantee stipulates that the award and any activities thereunder are subject to all provisions of 45 CFR parts 74 and 92, currently in effect or implemented during the period of the grant or other Department regulations and policies effective at the time of the award. In addition, recipients must comply with all terms and conditions outlined in their grant awards, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grants Policy Statement, requirements imposed by program statutes and regulations and HHS grant administration regulations, as applicable, as well as any requirements or limitations in any applicable appropriations acts.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Program Contact: Ms. Evelyn Kappeler, Acting Director, Office of Adolescent Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852; 240-453-2846-.

Headquarters Office

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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Detailed criteria for assessing applications received in response to Funding Opportunity Announcements for the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention program are included in Section V of the Funding Opportunity Announcement. The specific review criteria vary depending on the Funding Opportunity. An independent review panel will evaluate applications that pass the screening and meet the responsiveness criteria if applicable. These reviewers are experts in their fields, and are drawn from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, state and local government, and Federal government agencies. Based on the Application Review Criteria as outlined under Section V.1, the reviewers will comment on and score the applications, focusing their comments and scoring decisions on the identified criteria. In addition to the independent review panel, Federal staff will review each application for programmatic, budgetary, and grants management compliance. Final award decisions will be made by the Director of the HHS Office of Adolescent Health.



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