July 6, 2015
OAH Announces Second-Round of TPPP Awards
Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the public and private recipients of the second round of five-year, fiscal year (FY) 2015 – FY 2019, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) awards. A total of 81 states, cities, non-profits, school districts, universities, community-based, and tribal organizations were funded in 33 states, including the District of Columbia and the Marshall Islands. The awards are expected to serve more than 291,000 youth each year.
As SIECUS previously shared, the TPPP awards are divided into four categories:
1. Capacity building to support implementation of evidence-based TPP programs (Tier 1A)
- 8 awards ranging from $571,587 – $750,000
2. Replicating evidence-based TPP programs to scale in communities with the greatest need (Tier 1B)
- 50 awards ranging from $586,311 – $2 million
3. Supporting and enabling early innovation to advance adolescent health and prevent teen pregnancy (Tier 2A)
- 2 awards at $1.5 million each
4. Rigorous evaluation of new or innovative approaches to prevent teen pregnancy (Tier 2B)
- 21 awards ranging from $541,339 – $1 million
More information on each category and award is available on the OAH TPP Grantee Map.
Total TPPP funding for year one of these awards has already been finalized by Congress at $101 million, plus $6.8 million for evaluation. Unfortunately, the current congressional proposals for FY 2016 TPPP funding would decimate funding down to as little as $10 – $20 million and possibly change the scope of the program so significantly as to effectively end the program as it currently exists.
For new awardees, TPPP supporters, and adolescent sexual health promotion educators and advocates alike, now is the time for Congress to hear from you. Tell Congress it is vital to fully fund TPPP!
For more information or questions, contact Jesse Boyer, Director of Public Policy, at email@example.com.