Converge has been awarded the Title X Family Planning Services grant for the state of Mississippi, receiving $4.5 million per year from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to support a network of health clinics to provide quality family planning care to Mississippians, particularly those who are very low income. Converge will provide $3.5 million in grants to support clinics in providing this care.
Title X began in 1970 and is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. People who visit Title X-funded clinics for family planning care are never turned away for their inability to pay and are able to pay for services on a discounted sliding fee scale based on their income.
Converge ensures clinics are providing quality family planning care that advances equity through training, technical assistance, evaluation, and data collection. Converge does not provide clinical care directly but instead partners with clinics to support their goal of providing quality family planning care.
This is the first time in the history of the Title X program that a nonprofit in Mississippi was awarded this grant.
Converge will have funding available for health clinics that provide family planning care. Sign up here to be the first to know about these opportunities.