HHS announces $35 million for telehealth in the Title X Family planning program

Nov. 26, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of $35 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to enhance and expand the telehealth infrastructure and capacity of Title X family planning providers.

Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services in communities across the U.S. Over the last two years, telehealth adoption in the U.S. has increased dramatically, and Title X grantees have consistently supported the use of telehealth services as an option for their patients. These additional resources will help Title X grantees expand their capacity to provide telehealth services and increase their community’s access to family planning services. These ARP funds will support national efforts to achieve health equity by supporting the enhancement and expansion of telehealth services provided by Title X grantees.     

HHS plans to use funds to award an estimated 60 one-time grants to active Title X grantees.  Applicants can begin the application process on Grants.gov and apply by February 3, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. ET.  Notices of Awards will be announced prior to the project start date of May 1, 2022.

HHS press release