Your Help Is Needed to Protect TPPP & Title X Funding in Georgia

Dear Friends,
 
We need your help to Protect Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs (TPPP) and Title X.  Congress will soon set spending levels for the FY2017, including TPPP and Title X appropriation levels. Georgia stands to lose a significant amount of funding and services if these programs are cut.  Georgia currently receives almost $12 million a year from the Office of Adolescent Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Title X Program.  If cuts take place, tens of thousands of young people in Georgia will not get the important services they need and deserve. 
 
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees will soon begin drafting spending bills.  Before that happens, members of Congress have the chance to submit funding requests to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees-and this is where your voices are needed.  It's critical that you weigh-in with your members of Congress as they work on their appropriations requests. The deadline for them to submit their personal funding requests is March 17th in the Senate and March 24th in the House.  

 

Here's what Georgia stands to lose:
 
Title X Program Grantee:

 

Family Health Centers of Georgia Inc.
Target Population: Approximately 100,000 young women, men, and teens
Amount: $7.8 million

 
Office of Adolescent Health Grantees:

 

Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc.
Location: Augusta, GA
Target Counties:  East Central Georgia (Richmond, Burke, Jefferson, Washington, and Wilkes).
Target # of youth: 1,500 youth annually
Amount: $1 million

 
Morehouse School of Medicine

 

Location: Atlanta, GA
Target Counties: Two rural [Crisp and Jasper] and three non-rural counties (Douglas, Spalding, and Thomas)
Target # of youth: 3,500 youth annually
Amount: $1.2 million

 
Quest for Change, Inc.

 

Location: Decatur, GA
Target Counties: tri-county region [Calhoun, Terrell, and Randolph] in southwest Georgia
Target # of youth: 1,500 youth annually
Amount: $749,500

 
CDC Grantee:

 

Georgia Association for Primary Health Care, Inc. 
Location: Chatham County, GA (Savannah area)
Amount: $650,000
 

Everyone can educate their members of Congress on the significance of these programs.  Please visit the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy's What You Can Do Page for key messages, ways to contact your representatives, sample education and advocacy letters you can use as a template, and much more.

Thank you for your support.