On Feb. 9, President Obama released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget request. The President’s budget request reflects a commitment to proven programs that reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy, including strong support for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and the Title X Family Planning Program, among others.
Specifically, the President’s FY2017 budget proposes:
- $105 million for the Office of Adolescent Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), an increase of $4 million from the FY2016 appropriated level of $101 million.
- $6.8 million for evaluation funds for teen pregnancy prevention approaches, equal to the FY2016 level.
- $300 million for the Title X family planning program, an increase of $13.5 million over the FY2016 level.
- $33 million for the CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), equal to the FY2016 level.
- $17 million from CDC and other sources to support teen pregnancy prevention research, along with innovative approaches to serve young men and improve health outcomes for high-risk adolescents, equal to the FY2016 level.
- A five-year reauthorization of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) at $75 million annually beginning in FY2018, when existing funding expires.
- 638 million for the Title V Material and Child Health Block Grant, equal to the FY2016 level.
The President’s budget request does not include funding for the $10 million competitive abstinence education grant program that was funded in FY2016 or for the Title V State Abstinence Education Grant Program, though the program has already been authorized at $75 million for FY2017.
Reprinted from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy