HHS Announces Funds for Telehealth in Title X Family Planning Program
By: Lindsay K. Scott
On November 23, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that $35 million of American Rescue Plan funding is available to enhance and expand the telehealth infrastructure and capacity of Title X family planning providers. Title X grantees, dedicated to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services, have experienced dramatic transitions toward providing telehealth services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of this shift, the additional funds are available to support the enhancement and expansion of telehealth services provided by Title X grantees with the goal of facilitating the delivery of quality family planning services and reducing access barriers for those people who rely on the health care safety net. HHS intends to award an estimated 60 one-time grants to active Title X grantees. Applicants can go to Grants.gov and apply by February 3, 2022.