FY17 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Embryo Donation and/or Adoption Grant

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) announces the anticipated availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 grant awards under the authority of Division H, Title II of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law No. 114-113), subsequent Continuing Resolutions for FY 2017 (Public Law Nos. 114-223 and 114-254), and Section 1704 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 300u-3). This notice solicits applications for projects which 1) increase public awareness of embryo donation and/or adoption, or 2) provide to individuals adopting embryos…medical and administrative services deemed necessary” for embryo donation/adoption. For the purposes of this announcement, counseling is considered a “medical service.” “Administrative services” are those that help an embryo donation/adoption patient (or couple) to negotiate the process of embryo donation/adoption. OPA anticipates approximately $700,000 will be available to support 3-6 new grants. Funding for each grant will range between $100,000 and $300,000 per year. Grants under this program will be awarded to organizations rather than to individuals.

Organizations may submit more than one application if they have proposals for substantially different projects

Deadline: Mar. 28, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

 Only agencies and organizations, not individuals, are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include public agencies, non-profit organizations, or for-profit organizations. Educational institutions—including academic medical centers and/or their affiliated clinics—are eligible to apply for this grant. American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) organizations are also eligible to apply. One agency must be identified as the applicant organization and this agency will have legal responsibility for the project. Additional agencies and organizations can be included as co-participants, subgrantees, subcontractors, or collaborators if they assist in providing expertise and in helping to meet the needs of the recipients. 



Amount Description

Estimated Federal Funds Available: $700,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 3-5

Range of Awards (Federal Funds): $100,000-$300,000 per budget period

Period of Performance: Not to exceed 2 years 

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 28, 2017