Get Involved with the FPNTC

Are you motivated to make a difference in family planning in the U.S.? The FPNTC recognizes the central role grantees play in supporting sub-recipients, service sites and their providers within each grantee network. Grantees are invited to help the FPNTC strengthen family planning in the U.S. and help shape our efforts by joining our Leadership Council.

Ready to apply? Complete your Leadership Council application now or review a PDF version before applying.

Join the FPNTC Leadership Council - Application Deadline Extended to March 13, 2017

The FPNTC is seeking applications from Title X grantees to apply to join our Leadership Council, which will help shape FPNTC activities and strengthen the family planning safety net for those who need it most. The Leadership Council will serve in an advisory capacity to the FPNTC to maximize the impact of training and technical assistance support for grantees in order to improve the delivery of quality family planning services in the grantees’ networks and in the Title X system. The Leadership Council will work with the FPNTC to:

  • Help prioritize activities to improve the quality of family planning services in Title X’s seven strategic areas

  • Provide feedback to support the development of improvement goals and implementation capacity for Title X’s strategic areas; and

  • Provide input regarding alignment of the support provided by the FPNTC with the desired outcomes of the improvement activities for each strategic area.

The Leadership Council will maintain a balanced representation of stakeholders, especially among its grantee members. The Council will comprise approximately 15-20 members, 10 of whom will be grantee representatives. Other members will include national organizations representing and addressing family planning training and technical assistance needs. The FPNTC will select members, in consultation with OPA, based on characteristics that include:

  • Leadership in implementation and improvement initiatives;

  • Leadership in training and technical assistance;

  • Leadership within grantees’ networks;

  • Leadership in assuring the provision of quality family planning services;

  • Willingness to invest the time to participate;

  • Agency type; and

  • Geographic representation.


How to Apply:

Title X grantees should apply by 11:59 PM on March 13.

Expected benefits for Council members:

Grantees will increase their knowledge and build skills in health systems improvement and implementation science specific to family planning. Grantees will also be able to interact with and learn from their peers while collectively providing input to the FPNTC activities. 

What is expected from Leadership Council members:

For the first year, half the members will serve a 3-year term, and the other half will serve a 2-year term to ensure continuity. Thereafter, members will serve for a 2-year term. 

In Fiscal Year 2017, members are expected to:

  • Attend two, in-person two-day meetings this spring and summer (grantees’ travel will be supported by the FPNTC). 

  • Participate in up to two teleconference calls lasting about two hours each and held between in-person meetings.
  • Participants may also need to dedicate time to address specific "asks" between calls. For example, members may be asked to gather the opinions of others in their organizations.