USA Compact Free Associations: Republic of Palau (USA)
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Grant to Republic of Palau local, State, and tribal agencies, nonprofits, and IHEs to provide family planning services to all those who are interested, with priority to low-income families. Services to be provided include clinical family planning and related preventive health care, related information, education, and counseling, and referral to needed services.
Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that can provide the required services and are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area.
1. Assuring the deliver of quality family planning and related preventive health services with priority for services to individuals from low-income families. This includes ensuring the grantees have the capacity to support implementation (e.g., through staff training and related system changes) of the Title X program guidelines throughout their Title X services projects,and that the project staff have received training on the Title X program requirements.
2. Assessing clients' reproductive life plan as part of determining the need for family planning services, and providing preconception services.
3. Providing access to a broad range of acceptable and effective family planning methods and related preventive health services in accordance with the Title X program requirements and the 2014 QFP. These services include, but are not limited to, contraceptive services, pregnancy testing and counseling, services to help clients achieve pregnancy, basic infertility services, STD services, preconception health services, and breast and cervical cancer screening. The broad range of services does not include abortion as a method of family planning.
4. Ensuring that all clients receive contraceptive and other services in a voluntary, client-centered and non-coercive manner in accordance with QFP and Title X requirements.
5. Addressing the comprehensive family planning and related preventive health needs of individuals, families, and communities through outreach to hard-to-reach and/or vulnerable populations, and partnering with other community-based health and social service providers that provide needed services.
6. Demonstrating that the project infrastructure will ensure sustainability of family planning and reproductive health services throughout the proposed service area.
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Up to 3 years. Project start date: July 1, 2016.
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