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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Promoting Adolescent Health and School Success
Fund Code: 649

Purpose: The purpose of this federally funded Centers for Disease Control (CDC) grant is to enable districts to plan, coordinate and implement four evidence-based CDC approved approaches (the four approaches) to improve adolescent health:
  1. Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE)
  2. Sexual Health Services (SHS)
  3. Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE), and
  4. Related policies and procedures (Policy).
Priorities: Grant funding for the continued implementation of a coordinated school health program has been prioritized to districts with low performing schools and high teen birth and teen STD rates to enhance their ability to:
  • reduce teens' risks for early parenting and sexually transmitted infections,
  • improve teens' academic achievement and school connectedness outcomes, and
  • improve the health and educational outcomes of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) students at disproportionate risk.
Eligibility: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) will make awards to districts that participated in the program during Fiscal Years 2013-2014 (FY14) through FY16. See the Funding section below for the list of eligible districts.

Key Grant Requirements: Throughout the duration of this grant, districts must ensure that a designated team lead is responsible for meeting the following key grant requirements:
  • Submit a detailed work plan outlining annual program activities inclusive of the four approaches (ESHE, SSLE, SHS, Policy) to meeting the short-term outcomes of the CDC cooperative agreement.
  • Attend all required trainings sponsored by the Department.
  • Continue the work of the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), a local team of health teachers, administrators, health professionals, parents, youth and others to oversee the implementation of the districts' plans for the four approaches.
  • Participate in ongoing needs assessment to inform Department policy and procedures, programming and professional development offerings.
  • Access the Department's pre-qualified Training and TA providers as needed to develop and implement local technical assistance and professional development initiatives.
  • Participate in all program evaluation activities, including the submission of a bi-annual progress report, and the biennial administration of the School Health Profiles and Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
  • Draw down grant funds awarded in full to support the program activities above.
Funding: Approximately $46,000 is available for FY17. All eligible districts who apply and demonstrate the ability to meet all program obligations will receive funding in FY17. Applicants should submit applications for funding up to the following funding levels:
  • Brockton Public Schools: $4,400
  • Chelsea Public Schools: $4,100
  • Chicopee Public Schools: $4,100
  • Fitchburg Public Schools: $4,100
  • Framingham Public Schools: $4,400
  • Malden Public Schools: $4,400
  • New Bedford Public Schools: $4,100
  • Salem Public Schools: $4,100
  • Somerville Public Schools: $4,100
  • Taunton Public Schools: $4,100
  • Greater Lowell Technical District: $4,100
Important note about further funding:
Should additional funds become available as a result of unclaimed or returned grant awards, the Department may redistribute those funds in an equitable manner among other awarded grantees.

Fund Use: FY17 funds must be used to support activities that enhance programs and services outlined in this funding announcement, including stipends for district team leads, and release time for staff (e.g., substitutes or stipends) to attend professional development events, technical assistance sessions, and other meetings. Funds can be used to purchase curricula and other classroom materials, and professional development. Relevant meeting and material costs may be included.

Project Duration: Upon award (no earlier than the date of submission) - 7/31/2017

It is anticipated that all districts participating in FY17 will be eligible to apply for continued funding for this initiative in FY18 pending availability of funds. The Department reserves the right to alter future grant awards to any districts who demonstrate the inability to spend prior 649 grant awards in full.
Program Unit: Office of Student and Family Support
Contact: Lenore Tsikitas
Phone Number: (781) 338-6331
Date Due: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 PM. on the date due.

Required Forms:
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Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
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Part II — Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
Budget Narrative — Create a word document and provide in it a detailed budget narrative that explains how the program expenditures relate to proposed activities.
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Part III — Required Program Information
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Grant Assurances
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Year 4 Work Plan
Additional Information:
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Reporting Requirements for Year 4
Submission Instructions:
  1. Email one (1) complete set of all required documents, in their original Word or Excel formats (i.e., not converted to a PDF), and email one complete scanned pdf version to (must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date due.)

  2. and

  3. Mail one (1) set of all required documents, single-sided, clearly marked with original signatures, collated in the order listed in the Required Forms section above, and secured with one binder clip for the entire set. Please do not staple. Required documents must be postmarked (or be hand-delivered to the Department) no later than the date due.

    Mail to:

    Lenore Tsikitas
    Office of Student and Family Support, 4th fl.
    Massachusetts Department of
    Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street
    Malden, MA 02148-4906

Last Updated: August 30, 2016
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