Program Description

The Office of Adolescent Health administers the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF), a competitive grant program funded by the Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148). Currently, OAH administers 20 competitive grants (17 states and three tribal) entities to provide expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families with a seamless network of supportive services.

With PAF funds, grantees conduct the following types of activities:

  • Support expectant and parenting student services at institutions of higher education;
  • Support expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families at high schools and community service centers;
  • Improve services for pregnant women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and
  • Increase public awareness and education services for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families.

General Program Requirements

Eligible participants include:

  • Expectant and parenting students in Institutions of Higher Education (IHE)
  • Expectant and parenting teens in high school, women, fathers and their families
  • Pregnant women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, sexual assault, and stalking

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

OAH administers the PAF grant program. Grantees are responsible for establishing their application process.

Program Contact Information

Evelyn Kappeler
Director
Evelyn.Kappeler@hhs.gov
240.453.2846

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.5
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityNo Set-aside; Tribes Eligible with Other Entities
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes
Funding TypeMandatory
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Other Tribal and Native Entities, Non-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredYes
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)Preliminary data from the current cohort of grantees (FY 2013-2016) show that PAF grantees served over 15,000 participants.
Length of ProgramThe Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) was established in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148). Currently, grantees are funded for a four and five year project period (FY 2013-2016) and (FY 2015 – 2019), respectively.
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes - ST, TS, FT
Tribes Funded by this Program3

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