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Department of Health and Human Services: Capacity Building to Support Replication of Evidence-Based Teenage Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Programs (Tier 1 A)

Deadline: April 1, 2015

The goal of Capacity Building to Support Replication of Evidence-Based TPP Programs (Tier 1A) is to fund intermediary organizations to provide capacity building assistance (CBA) to at least 3 youth-serving organizations to replicate evidence-based TPP programs in a defined service area with demonstrated need. CBA is the transmission of knowledge and building of skills to enhance the ability of organizations to implement evidence-based TPP programs. CBA can focus on building an organization’s capacity to develop and manage a TPP program (i.e., organizational CBA) as well as building an organization’s capacity to implement an evidence-based TPP program (i.e., programmatic CBA). CBA can encompass diverse strategies and approaches, including training, technical assistance, coaching, mentoring, and peer-to-peer support. Over the five-year project period, grantees are expected to (1) identify organizations in the defined service area in need of CBA (2) assess the CBA needs of each organization (3) provide CBA on diverse topics and (4) use diverse approaches that are designed to best meet the needs of each organization. Successful applicants will provide funding to organizations that receive CBA to support their efforts to replicate evidence-based TPP programs.

The service area must be defined by clear geographic boundaries and may be county-level, city-level, state-level, or regional. The service area should not be narrowly focused at the neighborhood-level nor broadly focused at a national-level. Applicants will be funded to serve a single service area and must be able to demonstrate a teen birth rate for the defined service area that is at least above the current national average of 26.6 births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19, 2013 (1). The program does not anticipate funding more than one applicant to serve the same service area. Furthermore, applicants are expected to be located in, or have a significant investment already in the service area, and be able to demonstrate how the CBA infrastructure developed under the grant will continue to serve the defined service area after the grant ends.

Award: Total: $5,000,000; Range: $450,000-$750,000 annually for five years. Anticipated number of grants: 5-8.

Eligibility: Nonprofit with or without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education); for-profit organizations (other than small business); small, minority, and women-owned businesses; universities and colleges; research institutions; hospitals; community–based organization; faith-based organizations; federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments; American Indian/Alaska Native tribally designated organizations; Alaska health corporations; urban Indian health organizations; tribal epidemiology centers; state and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federal States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau); and political of consultation States)  Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States).

Link: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/grants/2015%20FOAs/2015-tier1a-foa-info.html

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