HHS Awards $256.6 Million for Title X Family Planning Providers

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $256.6 million in grant funding to support 76 grantees to deliver equitable, affordable, client-centered, and high-quality family planning services. These grants are anticipated to restore access to Title X services nationwide and fill service gaps caused by more than a quarter of Title X providers withdrawing from the program over the past two and a half years in response to the previous administration’s Title X rule.

Essential Access Health in California was awarded $13.2 million. Several California local health departments have previously served as Title X subgrantees, delivering reproductive health services to residents at numerous community-based sites. LHDs that have not been direct subgrantees have worked closely with community-based Title X providers to ensure access to essential reproductive health services.

Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated to solely providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. The program supports a diverse network of clinics, including state and local health departments, federally qualified health centers, hospital-based sites, and other private nonprofit and community-based health centers.

Additional information from HHS is available here.