|Purpose:||The purpose of this competitive grant is to provide a program in public schools from grades 5 through 12 that will promote healthy relationships and address teen dating violence.|
||Priority will be given to proposals that:|
- develop educational programs and strategies to prevent teens from becoming involved with dating-related violence and offer safe intervention strategies and skills;
- design and/or strengthen referral systems for students to mental health, legal, or other support services;
- use the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (ESE) Guidance for Schools and Districts on Addressing Teen Dating Violence (2013) to develop school- or district-wide policies and procedures for addressing incidents of teen dating violence and restraining orders involving students;
- support the institutionalization of the Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Intervention program (TDVPIP) by integrating it into the district's safe and supportive schools programs and initiatives;
- create and sustain collaborative relationships between schools, local battered women's programs and/or rape crisis programs, and Department of Health (DPH)-certified batterer intervention programs.
|Eligibility:||Public schools with grades 5 to 12 are eligible to apply. It is required that at least one grantee be a school located within a municipality with a population of 25,000 or less. The Department reserves the right to consider additional factors such as geographic distribution and the number of recipient schools per district, in making final award decisions. The Department also reserves the right to fund to greater than 10 schools if funds remain due to applicants not requesting the maximum amount. Eligibility for funding in years two and three will be based on meeting grant requirements and submission of year-end report and continuation grant application.|
||The approximate total amount of funding available is $150,000. The maximum amount a district can apply for is $15,000. Pending budget appropriation, two additionally years of continuation of funding may be available, for a total grant period of three (3) years FY19-FY21.|
Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding is to become available, it will be distributed under the same guidelines as listed in this initial RFP document.
|Fund Use:||These funds may be used to cover the cost of staff training, hiring of local experts, stipends for team members and group facilitators, and program supplies including evidence-based curriculum and training.|
|Project Duration:||Upon Approval – 6/30/2019|
|Program Unit:||Office of Student and Family Support|
|Contact:||Anne L. Gilligan|
|Phone Number:||(781) 338- 6309|
|Date Due:||Thursday, January 31, 2019|
Proposals must be emailed to the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Part II — Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
Part III — Required Program Information
||Email one complete application to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget and Part I in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.