|Purpose:||The purpose of this federally funded, competitive grant is to enable districts to plan, implement and sustain select evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs that incorporate selected adulthood preparation subjects in middle schools. This grant is administered in partnership with the Department of Public Health (DPH) and supported by the federal Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). See the PREP Program Overview in the Additional Information section below for more information.|
|Priorities:||The priority of this grant is to create or improve teen pregnancy prevention education programs at the middle school level in public school districts with the greatest need.|
||Public school districts that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
Districts in the following communities that meet the above criteria are eligible to apply:
- In, or primarily serving students from, a community ranked in the top 25 for teen births according to the 2014 birth report. (See list of these communities below.)
- Designated as Level 3, 4 or 5 (in 2016) under Massachusetts' District and School Accountability and Assistance System.
- Proposing to implement the curriculum in at least one school that has at least 300 students in grades 6, 7, and 8.
- Did not receive funding through this grant program for the 2015-2016 grant year.
- Fall River
|Key Grant Requirements:
||Funded districts must designate a Teen Pregnancy/STI/HIV Prevention Planning Team of 2 3 persons to be responsible for:
- Bringing together a local team of health teachers, administrators, health professionals, parents, youth and others to assess the risk and protective factors in their communities in order to choose an appropriate curriculum from the options provided (see the Evidence-Based Program Descriptions in the Additional Information section below.) *Local teams should consist of at least one middle school health teacher and an administrator with the authority to approve curricula at the district level.
- Attending all required trainings sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) and/or DPH.
- Following local protocols to ensure that the selected curriculum is approved and implemented in the current or next school year (2017-2018), and in each subsequent year of the grant cycle.
- Working to develop plans for continued curriculum implementation beyond the grant cycle.
- Participating in program evaluation activities.
||Approximately $150,000 is anticipated to be available for this grant program. Eligible districts may apply for a maximum of $50,000.
Funded applicants that fulfill grant requirements will be eligible for continuation grant funding for up to four years (FY18 - FY21), pending funding appropriation. Continuation grant funding amounts in FY19 - FY20 may be reduced up to 10% each year to encourage sustainability.
Note: The Department reserves the right to alter the awards of each funded school district. 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.
||Funds can be used to:
- Support release time for staff to attend professional development and to meet about program planning/implementation. (e.g., substitutes or stipends)
- Purchase evidence-based curricula and related training on the chosen curriculum.
- Support other costs related to planning for and implementing the chosen curriculum.
||Upon approval - June 30, 2017 and
July 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
|Program Unit:||Office of Student and Family Support|
|Intent to Apply:
||Friday, February 17, 2017
Intent to Apply. The following information is requested:
Submitting the intent to apply is encouraged but not required. The intent will allow the Department to have a sense of the number of applications that will be received in order to prepare for the grant review process. Submission of the intent to apply does not obligate an organization to actually apply.
- School(s) to be included in the application
|Date Due:||Friday, March 3, 2017 (emailed, see Submission Instructions below)|
Part I / Part II General Program Unit Signature Page (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants) / Budget Workbook (Include both pages.)
Note: Applicants must submit a separate signature page and budget/budget narrative for both school year (upon approval - 6/30/2017) and summer (7/1/2017 - 8/31/2017) activities/expenditures; all of which can be found in the Part I / Part II document.)
Part III Required Program Information
PREP Program Overview
Evidence-Based Program Descriptions
Choosing and Implementing Evidence-Based Programs
|Submission Instructions:||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 scanned version of Part I to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Email must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date due, March 3, 2017.)|