The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is supporting a study to understand whether and how programs are sustained after federal grant funding ends. This brief discusses key lessons learned from a set of grantees funded through the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) program whose initial grant period ended. Former PAF grantees highlighted five key lessons related to program sustainability: (1) diversify funding sources; (2) communicate regularly with key stakeholders in the community; (3) join or form a partnership of like-minded programs; 4) consider choosing an evidence-based intervention; and (5) begin planning for sustainability as early as possible in the grant period. The purpose is to share lessons learned and tips about sustainability with current and future grantees so they can plan appropriately.
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