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Government Program Allocates $25M a Year in Funding for Expecting Mothers

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The Office of Population Affairs' (OPA) Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) program is a $25 million per year competitive grant program for states and tribes that aimed to improve the health, educational, social, and economic outcomes of expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families. The PAF program was authorized and appropriated by the Affordable Care Act for 10 years from fiscal year (FY) 2009 through FY2019 (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010).

The Office of Population Affairs (OPA), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, administers the Title X family planning, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Pregnancy Assistance Fund, and Embryo Adoption Awareness programs. OPA advises the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Health on a wide range of reproductive and adolescent health topics, including teen pregnancy prevention, family planning, and sterilization, as well as other population issues.

OPA promotes health across the reproductive lifespan through innovative, evidence-based adolescent health and family planning programs, services, strategic partnerships, evaluation, and research.

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