HHS Reiterates ‘Commitment’ To Family Planning Program Amid Months-Long Delays In Grant Approvals
Family planning providers have been worried the delay signals that the Trump administration is no longer in support of the Title X program, which helps fund reproductive health services for low-income women.
Trump Admin Says It's 'Committed' To Federal Family Planning Program Amid Delays
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials are assuring family planning providers set to run out of federal funding this spring that there will be no gaps in services, even as the administration runs months behind in the grant process. Valerie Huber, the acting assistant secretary for population affairs, the HHS office that oversees the Title X program, said in a notice to providers Tuesday that the Trump administration remains committed to the people who rely on the program. (Hellmann, 2/6)
HHS Touts Family Planning Program In Wake Of Turmoil
“We recognize that we have not met this estimated deadline. However, the Title X Program is important to this Administration,” wrote Manning's replacement Valerie Huber, acting deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Population Affairs in a letter to grantees. “We are committed to the women and men who depend upon Title X services and efforts are already underway to ensure that there will be no gaps in service while the funding announcement is finalized. ” (Raman, 2/7)