Date: January 23, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH) announced on January 12, 2018 the Anticipated Availability of Funds for Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Families (AH-SP1-18-001). These grant funds are being made available through the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) program.
Previous PAF cohorts have made great strides in supporting and empowering young people who are pregnant or parenting to thrive. PAF is the sole federal program to prioritize this population. Healthy Teen Network encourages all eligible applicants to submit applications for PAF program funds. However, it is important to note that are some substantive differences in the 2018 FOA, when compared to previous PAF FOAs.
We compared the 2018 PAF FOA against the most recent past PAF announcement (2017) and note several departures from prior applicant instructions. This comparison table (download below) provides direct quotations from the 2017 and 2018 FOAs, along with our commentary on the changes.
See also, our complementary blog post on the 2018 PAF FOA.
Other Relevant Resources for Program Design & Proposal Development
- Show Me the Money, Our Guide to Developing a Winning Grant Proposal
- Ensuring Equity for Youth by Affirming Young People Who Are Pregnant or Parenting
- Educational Equity for Young People Who Are Pregnant or Parenting
- Violence Prevention & Response Services for Youth Who Are Pregnant or Parenting
- Young Families BDI Logic Model Resource Kit (This resource kit is currently being revised; contact Gina Desiderio for more information).
Healthy Teen Network holds 40 years’ experience with youth who are pregnant and parenting and the health, human services, and education organizations that support them. Eligible applicants seeking assistance in program design or application development may request our help by completing a service request form.