HHS – Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Families (2017)

Applications Due: March 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time


The purpose of this PAF Program FOA is to support States and Tribes to provide expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families with a seamless network of supportive services including evidence-based/evidence-informed approaches to improve their health and well-being. Through this announcement, OAH aims to improve not only the health outcomes of the expectant and parenting population, but also educational, social, and economic outcomes that shape health. By doing so, this FOA seeks to create an enabling environment for expectant and parenting teens, women, and fathers to continue their education regardless of their life situation and the real and perceived challenges of early childbearing and parenthood; empower them with relevant knowledge and skills to be productive adults; provide and link them (and their families) to services to ensure they are healthy and make informed decisions about their health, including sexual and reproductive health; and support them to make successful and healthy transitions into adulthood and the labor market. The ultimate goals are to improve access to high-quality resources for the expectant and parenting population and make expectant and parenting programs and services sustainable parts of routine systems through institutionalization and expansion.

Funding Title: FY17 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Families

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Funding Opportunity Number: AH-SP1-17-001

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes.

Page 24: “Programs for the expectant and parenting population should also provide other supportive services directly or by referral. These include job readiness, employment and vocational services and legal aid. Vocational services are important for preparing this population to enter and remain in the workforce, obtain self-sufficiency and financial stability, and obtain employment at a livable wage. Legal aid programs assist low-income individuals and families and address many issues including those related to domestic violence, child custody, and housing.”

Additionally, legal aid is listed as a Concrete Support under Domain 4. Grantees are required to report on the services provided under Concrete Supports, including the number of expectant and parenting participants who receive legal aid referrals and services under the grant.

Target Population: Expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families from vulnerable populations

Expected Number of Awards: 20

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Estimated Total Program Funding: $22,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,500,000

Award Floor: $500

Application Deadlines:

  • Non-binding Letters of Intent Due: January 31, 2017
  • Applications: March 24, 2017
  • Technical Assistance Webinar:

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET (start time of 2:00 p.m. CT, 1:00 p.m. MT, 12:00 p.m. PT). Potential applicants should call 800-857-4868, passcode 7877854, and participants can join the webinar directly at: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PWXW1795167&p=7877854&t=c.

Eligible Applicants: Any State, which includes the District of Columbia, any commonwealth possession, or other territory of the United States, and any Federally-recognized Indian Tribe, reservation, or consortium or council, is eligible to apply for a grant under this announcement States or Tribes that are already receiving Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) Program funding for FY 2015-2019 are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity. Any entity expecting to receive FY17 funds under this award would have to propose a different project than the currently funded project.

Link to Full Announcement: Here  

Contact Information: Email: FY17PAF.FOA@hhs.gov (* Please make the subject line “ FY2017 PAF FOA”).

Categories: Children, Department of Health and Human Services, Domestic Violence, Express Language for Legal Aid, Family, Government Organizations, Health, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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