HHS Grants to Help Pregnant Teens and Young Parents

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $27 million through two grant programs to states and tribal organizations for programs to help pregnant and parenting teens and women.

That includes $24 million to 17 states and tribes under the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, a competitive program established by the Affordable Care Act. The grants are used to create and maintain networks of support services to help pregnant and parenting teens and women complete high school or postsecondary degrees, and gain access to health care, child care, family housing and other support. States can also use the funds to address violence against pregnant and parenting women. 

Another $3 million in Affordable Care Act funds went to tribes through the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program. That program helps tribes develop home visitation programs that improve coordination of services such as child development, early learning and prevention of abuse and neglect.

The complete list of grantees is here.