Families don't come first in this funding scheme
Number of Family-Planning Clients Served
By funding source, per state fiscal year
*Implementation of Rider 56 ($10 million FQHC set-aside) resulted in a decrease of 41,574 clients served in its first year.
Federal Dollars Awarded, Spent, and Unused
|Fiscal Year||Total Award||Total Spent||Total Unused|
Under the funding method that took effect in 2006, federal dollars designated for family-planning health care services must first go to federally qualified health centers before going to more traditional family-planning providers. But because the FQHCs have never been able to reabsorb the clients that were initially dropped from services, much of the funding allocated to them has gone unused. Each year since Rider 56 took effect, FQHCs have had to return money to the state, which reallocates as much as it can back to family-planning providers; money unspent at the end of the biennium may be returned to Washington.
Compiled by Fran Hagerty, Women's Health and Family Planning Association of Texas
Title V: Maternal & Child Health Services/Social Security Act; Title X: Public Health Services Act; Title XX: Social Services Block Grant