FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 29, 2018
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, 202-344-5805, asandusky@nfprha.org

HHS Issues Shortened Title X Grant Awards

WASHINGTON, DCToday, the US Department of Health and Human Services began issuing Title X grant awards that provide service delivery funding through March 2019. The seven-month awards represent a departure from the program’s customary three-year cycles. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, a national organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators.

“We are troubled that the administration has taken yet another action to compromise the Title X family planning program, rather than administer the grants efficiently and clearly. Shortened and inconsistent program grant cycles that force Title X entities to semi-annually compete for funding causes undue administrative burden, detracting from health care providers’ daily work of delivering high-quality preventive health care in communities across the country. This administration should acknowledge that Title X and its provider network have a proven public health track record and revert the program’s grant awards to their traditional three-year cycles.”

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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 nationalfamilyplanning.org.

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