Support for Pregnant and Parenting Teens and Women
–The Secretary is to establish a Pregnancy Assistance Fund for grants to states to assist pregnant and parenting teens and women.
–A state may make funds available to higher education to operate student services for pregnant and parenting women. 25% of the funds must come from non-federal sources (matching funds)
–A state may also make funds available to high schools and community service centers, for pregnant and parenting services, except no match is required.
–A state may use grant funds to assist pregnant women who are victims of domestic violence. Agencies receiving funds may include governments, law enforcement agencies and courts, professionals working in legal, social, and health care settings, nonprofit organizations, and faith-based organizations.
–$25 million is to be appropriated for this purpose.