Sustainability Study of Former TPP Programs

Key Questions:

  • Are former OAH grantees able to continue their programs after their federal funding ends and if so, in what form?
  • What helps grantees sustain their programs?
  • What challenges do grantees face when trying to sustain their work?
  • What supports should be provided during the grant and as it ends to help grantees continue their efforts?

Study Design

This three-year study from 2015 to 2018 provides insight into how programs formerly funded by the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), now merged with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), sustained their work after federal funding ended. It focuses on the 71 former grantees who were not awarded renewed funding in the second rounds of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) and the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) programs. These grantees represent over 60 percent of the original cohorts. The research team reviewed grantee documents and held two rounds of interviews with former OAH grantees.


Read Sustaining Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs: Lessons Learned from Former OAH Grantees for key lessons gathered from interviews with former TPP grantees.

For in-depth information about TPP grantee experiences, see the following case studies:

Read about experiences of former Pregnancy Assistance Fund Grantees on sustaining programs designed for expectant and parenting youth.