Reproductive Health:

Federal Funds Provided to Four Nonprofit Organizations

HEHS-00-147R: Published: Jul 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2000.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Alan Guttmacher Institute and the Population Council, focusing on: (1) the amount of federal funding that supports these organizations; (2) federal agencies that receive and disburse the funds; and (3) congressional committees with jurisdiction to authorize or appropriate these funds.

GAO noted that: (1) the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates, the International Planned Parenthood Federation and its associations, and the Population Council received approximately $170 million of federal funds in fiscal year (FY) 1997 and $178 million in FY 1998; (2) complete data for FY 1999 are not available; (3) the Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for International Development were the major sources of these funds; (4) four committees in the Senate and three committees in the House of Representatives have jurisdiction over the authorization of the programs under which the funding was provided; and (5) the Committee on Appropriations in the Senate and in the House each have three subcommittees that have jurisdiction over the appropriations of these funds.

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