For Immediate Release: December 20, 2022

Contact: Naomi Petersen,


Omnibus Funding Bill Woefully Shortchanges Family Planning Program

Washington, D.C. – Congress introduced its fiscal year (FY) 2023 omnibus spending bill today that flat funds the Title X family planning program at $286.5 million. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association.

“We are profoundly disappointed that the fiscal year (FY) 2023 omnibus funding bill fails to provide any additional funding for the Title X family planning program, marking the ninth straight year of flat funding for the program. At a time of great crisis for reproductive health in this country, Congress has again utterly failed to safeguard access to the birth control and sexual health services made possible by the nation’s family planning program. Today’s proposal severely weakens the ability of safety-net family planning providers to meet the growing family planning and sexual health needs of people nationwide. Flat funding means that there will be areas of the country without any Title X funding, and without those critical resources,  agencies will be forced to shorten hours, lay-off staff, and even close their doors, leaving patients without access. NFPRHA urges Congress to reject this inadequate proposal.”


NFPRHA is a membership organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators nationwide. NFPRHA advances and elevates the importance of family planning in the nation’s health care system and promotes and supports the work of family planning providers and administrators, especially those in the safety net. For more information, visit 

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