Budget & Appropriations
Title X is a federal, discretionary public health program and a critical underpinning of the public health safety-net infrastructure that serves millions of low-income Americans. NFPRHA advocates for funding for the program.
In 2011, for the first time in the history of the Title X program, a chamber of Congress voted to completely defund the program (H.R. 1). That fight has led to battles at the federal and state levels to restrict women's access to affordable family planning at a time when nearly all Americans have embraced family planning as an essential part of their lives.
The Final FY 2011 spending bill (H.R. 1473) – signed into law on April 15, 2011 (Public Law 112-10) – cut funding for Title X by $18.1 million.
On December 17, 2011, the final FY 2012 spending bill was passed (H.R. 2055) and signed into law (Public Law 112-74). The FY 2012 appropriations bill included a $2.6 million cut to the Title X program. Additional administrative reductions resulted in an actual cut of $5.5 million to Title X. In just two fiscal years, the program has lost nearly $24 million in funding, a 7.4% loss.
Despite the FY 2013 President's Budget that requested the FY 2012 appropriated amount of $296.8 million for Title X, the FY 2013 proposed funding level for Title X passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee in June was $293.9 million, a $2.9 million cut to Title X grantees. Not surprisingly, though extremely disappointingly, the funding proposal to pass the House Labor-HHS subcommittee in July once again eliminated the Title X program by zeroing out its funding.
FY 2013 Title X Funding Chart
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Title X funds are desperately needed to support health services, education and outreach, particularly as the percentage of uninsured women and men of reproductive age continues to rise as a result of the recession.
Title X Funding Advocacy Resources