42 U.S.C. § 300

Current through P.L. 117-57 (published on www.congress.gov on 11/12/2021)
Section 300 - Project grants and contracts for family planning services
(a) Authority of Secretary

The Secretary is authorized to make grants to and enter into contracts with public or nonprofit private entities to assist in the establishment and operation of voluntary family planning projects which shall offer a broad range of acceptable and effective family planning methods and services (including natural family planning methods, infertility services, and services for adolescents). To the extent practical, entities which receive grants or contracts under this subsection shall encourage familiy 1 participation in projects assisted under this subsection.

(b) Factors determining awards; establishment and preservation of rights of local and regional entities

In making grants and contracts under this section the Secretary shall take into account the number of patients to be served, the extent to which family planning services are needed locally, the relative need of the applicant, and its capacity to make rapid and effective use of such assistance. Local and regional entities shall be assured the right to apply for direct grants and contracts under this section, and the Secretary shall by regulation fully provide for and protect such right.

(c) Reduction of grant amount

The Secretary, at the request of a recipient of a grant under subsection (a), may reduce the amount of such grant by the fair market value of any supplies or equipment furnished the grant recipient by the Secretary. The amount by which any such grant is so reduced shall be available for payment by the Secretary of the costs incurred in furnishing the supplies or equipment on which the reduction of such grant is based. Such amount shall be deemed as part of the grant and shall be deemed to have been paid to the grant recipient.

(d) Authorization of appropriations

For the purpose of making grants and contracts under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $30,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971; $60,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1972; $111,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1973, $111,500,000 each for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1974, and June 30, 1975; $115,000,000 for fiscal year 1976; $115,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1977; $136,400,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978; $200,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979; $230,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980; $264,500,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981; $126,510,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982; $139,200,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1983; $150,830,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1984; and $158,400,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985.

1 So in original. Probably should be "family".

42 U.S.C. § 300

July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title X, §1001, as added Pub. L. 91-572, §6(c), Dec. 24, 1970, 84 Stat. 1506; amended Pub. L. 92-449, title III, §301, Sept. 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 754; Pub. L. 93-45, title I, §111(a), June 18, 1973, 87 Stat. 93; Pub. L. 94-63, title II, §§202(a), 204, title VII, §701(d), July 29, 1975, 89 Stat. 306-308, 352; Pub. L. 95-83, title III, §305(a), Aug. 1, 1977, 91 Stat. 388; Pub. L. 95-613, §1(a)(1), (b) (1), Nov. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 3093; Pub. L L 97-35, title IX, §931(a)(1), (b) (1), Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 570; Pub. L. 97-414, §§8(n), 9(a), Jan. 4, 1983, 96 Stat. 2061, 2064; Pub. L. 98-512, §3(a), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2409; Pub. L. 98-555, §9, Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2857.

AMENDMENTS1984-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98-555 added subsec. (c). Former subsec. (c) redesignated (d).Pub. L. 98-512 inserted provisions authorizing appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1985. Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 98-555 redesignated former subsec. (c) as (d).1983-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97-414, §8(n), substituted a semicolon for a comma after "1981". Pub. L. 97-414, §9(a), amended directory language of Pub. L. 97-35, §931(a)(1), to correct a typographical error and did not involve any change in text. See 1981 Amendment note below. 1981-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97-35, §931(b)(1), inserted provisions relating to family participation in projects. Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97-35, §931(a)(1), as amended by Pub. L. 97-414, §9(a), inserted provisions authorizing appropriations for fiscal years ending Sept. 30, 1982, 1983, and 1984. 1978-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95-613, §1(a)(1), inserted provisions relating to infertility services and services for adolescents.Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95-613, §1(b)(1), inserted provisions authorizing appropriations for fiscal years ending Sept. 30, 1979, 1980, and 1981.1977-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95-83 substituted provision authorizing appropriations for fiscal years ending Sept. 30, 1977 and 1978, for prior such authorization for fiscal year 1977.1975-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94-63, §204(a), inserted provision relating to scope of family planning projects to be offered.Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94-63, §204(b), inserted provision relating to direct grants and contracts for local and regional entities.Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94-63, §§202(a), 701, inserted provisions authorizing appropriations for fiscal years ending June 30, 1975, 1976, and 1977. 1973-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 93-45 inserted provisions authorizing appropriations for fiscal year ending June 30, 1974. 1972-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 92-449 increased appropriations authorization for fiscal year ending June 30, 1973, to $111,500,000 from $90,000,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1975 AMENDMENT Amendment by sections 202(a) and 204(a), (b) of Pub. L. 94-63 effective July 1, 1975, see section 608 of Pub. L. 94-63 set out as a note under section 247b of this title.

STUDY AS TO DISCRIMINATION BY SCHOOLS OF MEDICINE, NURSING, OR OSTEOPATHY AGAINST APPLICANTS BECAUSE OF RELUCTANCE OR WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE IN ABORTIONS OR STERILIZATIONS; REPORT NOT LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1, 1978Pub. L. 95-215, §7, Dec. 19, 1977, 91 Stat. 1507, required Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to conduct a study and report to specific committees of Congress not later than Feb. 1, 1978, as to whether schools of medicine, nursing, or osteopathy discriminate against applicants because of applicant's reluctance or unwillingness to participate in performance of abortions or sterilizations contrary to religious beliefs or moral convictions.

CONGRESSIONAL DECLARATION OF PURPOSE Pub. L. 91-572, §2, Dec. 24, 1970, 84 Stat. 1504, provided that: "It is the purpose of this Act [see Short Title of 1970 Amendment note set out under section 201 of this title]-"(1) to assist in making comprehensive voluntary family planning services readily available to all persons desiring such services;"(2) to coordinate domestic population and family planning research with the present and future needs of family planning programs;"(3) to improve administrative and operational supervision of domestic family planning services and of population research programs related to such services;"(4) to enable public and nonprofit private entities to plan and develop comprehensive programs of family planning services;"(5) to develop and make readily available information (including educational materials) on family planning and population growth to all persons desiring such information;"(6) to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of family planning service programs and of population research; "(7) to assist in providing trained manpower needed to effectively carry out programs of population research and family planning services; and"(8) to establish an Office of Population Affairs in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as a primary focus within the Federal Government on matters pertaining to population research and family planning, through which the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare [now Health and Human Services] (hereafter in this Act referred to as the 'Secretary') shall carry out the purposes of this Act."

THE TITLE X "GAG RULE"Memorandum of President of the United States, Jan. 22, 1993, 58 F.R. 7455, provided:Memorandum for the Secretary of Health and Human ServicesTitle X of the Public Health Services Act [ 42 U.S.C. 300 et seq.] provides Federal funding for family planning clinics to provide services for low-income patients. The Act specifies that Title X funds may not be used for the performance of abortions, but places no restrictions on the ability of clinics that receive Title X funds to provide abortion counseling and referrals or to perform abortions using non-Title X funds. During the first 18 years of the program, medical professionals at Title X clinics provided complete, uncensored information, including nondirective abortion counseling. In February 1988, the Department of Health and Human Services adopted regulations, which have become known as the "Gag Rule," prohibiting Title X recipients from providing their patients with information, counseling, or referrals concerning abortion. Subsequent attempts by the Bush Administration to modify the Gag Rule and ensuing litigation have created confusion and uncertainty about the current legal status of the regulations. The Gag Rule endangers women's lives and health by preventing them from receiving complete and accurate medical information and interferes with the doctor-patient relationship by prohibiting information that medical professionals are otherwise ethically and legally required to provide to their patients. Furthermore, the Gag Rule contravenes the clear intent of a majority of the members of both the United States Senate and House of Representatives, which twice passed legislation to block the Gag Rule's enforcement but failed to override Presidential vetoes.For these reasons, you have informed me that you will suspend the Gag Rule pending the promulgation of new regulations in accordance with the "notice and comment" procedures of the Administrative Procedure Act [ 5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.]. I hereby direct you to take that action as soon as possible. I further direct that, within 30 days, you publish in the Federal Register new proposed regulations for public comment.You are hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.William J. Clinton.

PROTECTING WOMEN'S HEALTH AT HOME AND ABROAD Memorandum of President of the United States, Jan. 28, 2021, 86 F.R. 33077, provided:Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of Defense[,] the Secretary of Health and Human Services[, and] the Administrator of the United States Agency for International DevelopmentSECTION 1. Policy. Women should have access to the healthcare they need. For too many women today, both at home and abroad, that is not possible. Undue restrictions on the use of Federal funds have made it harder for women to obtain necessary healthcare. The Federal Government must take action to ensure that women at home and around the world are able to access complete medical information, including with respect to their reproductive health.In the United States, Title X of the Public Health Services [sic] Act ( 42 U.S.C. 300 to 300a-6 ) provides Federal funding for family planning services that primarily benefit low-income patients. The Act specifies that Title X funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning, but places no further abortion-related restrictions on recipients of Title X funds. See 42 U.S.C. 300a-6. In 2019, the Secretary of Health and Human Services finalized changes to regulations governing the Title X program and issued a final rule entitled "Compliance With Statutory Program Integrity Requirements," 84 FR 7714 (Mar. 4, 2019) (Title X Rule), which prohibits recipients of Title X funds from referring patients to abortion providers and imposes other onerous requirements on abortion providers. The Title X Rule has caused the termination of Federal family planning funding for many women's healthcare providers and puts women's health at risk by making it harder for women to receive complete medical information.It is the policy of my Administration to support women's and girls' sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States, as well as globally. The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 ( 22 U.S.C. 2151b(f)(1) ), prohibits nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that receive Federal funds from using those funds "to pay for the performance of abortions as a method of family planning, or to motivate or coerce any person to practice abortions." The August 1984 announcement by President Reagan of what has become known as the "Mexico City Policy" directed the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand this limitation and withhold USAID family planning funds from NGOs that use non-USAID funds to perform abortions, provide advice, counseling, or information regarding abortion, or lobby a foreign government to legalize abortion or make abortion services more easily available. These restrictions were rescinded by President Clinton in 1993, reinstated by President George W. Bush in 2001, and rescinded by President Obama in 2009. President Trump substantially expanded these restrictions by applying the policy to global health assistance provided by all executive departments and agencies (agencies). These excessive conditions on foreign and development assistance undermine the United States' efforts to advance gender equality globally by restricting our ability to support women's health and programs that prevent and respond to gender-based violence. The expansion of the policy has also affected all other areas of global health assistance, limiting the United States' ability to work with local partners around the world and inhibiting their efforts to confront serious health challenges such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, among others. Such restrictions on global health assistance are particularly harmful in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Accordingly, I hereby order as follows:SEC. 2. Agency Revocations and Other Actions. (a) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall review the Title X Rule and any other regulations governing the Title X program that impose undue restrictions on the use of Federal funds or women's access to complete medical information and shall consider, as soon as practicable, whether to suspend, revise, or rescind, or publish for notice and comment proposed rules suspending, revising, or rescinding, those regulations, consistent with applicable law, including the Administrative Procedure Act [see 5 U.S.C. 551 to 559, 701 to 706 ].(b) The Presidential Memorandum of January 23, 2017 (The Mexico City Policy) [82 F.R. 8495], is revoked. (c) The Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Administrator of USAID, and appropriate officials at all other agencies involved in foreign assistance shall take all steps necessary to implement this memorandum, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law. This shall include the following actions with respect to conditions in assistance awards that were imposed pursuant to the January 2017 Presidential Memorandum and that are not required by the Foreign Assistance Act [ 22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.] or any other law:(i) immediately waive such conditions in any current grants;(ii) notify current grantees, as soon as possible, that these conditions have been waived; and(iii) immediately cease imposing these conditions in any future assistance awards.(d) The Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Administrator of USAID, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, shall suspend, revise, or rescind any regulations, orders, guidance documents, policies, and any other similar agency actions that were issued pursuant to the January 2017 Presidential Memorandum.(e) The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in a timely and appropriate manner, shall withdraw co-sponsorship and signature from the Geneva Consensus Declaration (Declaration) and notify other co-sponsors and signatories to the Declaration and other appropriate parties of the United States' withdrawal.(f) The Secretary of State, consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations, shall:(i) take the steps necessary to resume funding to the United Nations Population Fund; and(ii) work with the Administrator of USAID and across United States Government foreign assistance programs to ensure that adequate funds are being directed to support women's health needs globally, including sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.(g) The Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall provide guidance to agencies consistent with this memorandum.SEC. 3. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.(b) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.(c) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.(d) The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.J.R. Biden, Jr.

Administrator
The term "Administrator" means the Administrator of General Services.
Secretary
The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.1 See References in Text note below.
Service
The term "Service" means the Public Health Service;
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