The purpose of this federally-funded grant is to enable districts to plan and implement evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs that incorporate selected adulthood preparation subjects in middle schools.
The priority of this grant is to provide funds to districts with the lowest performing schools and the highest teen birth rates in order to create or improve teen pregnancy prevention programs in their district at the middle school level.
In applying for these funds, districts ensure that a team of 2 -3 persons will be designated to be responsible for:
- Attending all required trainings sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and/or the Department of Public Health (see attached training descriptions and schedule)
- Attending any required trainings sponsored by the Administration on Children and Families (federal funders)
- Bringing together a local team of health teachers, administrators, health professionals, parents, youth and others to study the risk and protective factors in their communities and choose an appropriate program from the list provided
- Following local protocols to ensure that selected curriculum is approved and scheduled for implementation in the current or next school year
- Participating in program evaluation activities
Teams should consist of at least one middle school health teacher and an administrator with the authority to approve curricula at the district level.
Also, districts are welcome to include community partners as part of their team, e.g., community agency or parents.
Note:Districts that have already gone through Getting to Outcomes or similar process and are ready to implement Making Proud Choices or Cuidate in middle schools during school year 2011-2012 may attach their logic model and curriculum choice. Those applications will be reviewed for a district's ability to pilot curricula, additional lessons on sexuality and adult preparation skills as well as piloting fidelity monitoring and evaluation tools.
The Department will make awards to districts with level 4 schools and high teen birth rates.
A total of $270,000 has been allocated for the grant program. Grant awards of up to $30,000 are available for the following nine districts:
- Fall River
- New Bedford
The Department reserves the right to alter the award to each funded school district. All eligible districts who apply will receive funding in FY2012 if they are able to meet all program obligations.
Important note about further funding:
It is anticipated that all districts participating in FY2012 will be eligible to apply for funds in FY2013 to continue and enhance this initiative through FY2016 pending availability of funds. Continued funding will be increased and therefore awarded on a competitive basis and limited to up to 3 districts. There is no competitive advantage to participation in piloting of programs.
|Fund Use: ||
FY2012 funds can be used to support release time for staff (e.g., substitutes or stipends) to attend workshops, meeting costs to plan and implement program, purchase of evidence-based curricula, and staff training on these curricula.
|Project Duration||Upon Approval - 8/31 /2012|
|Program Unit: ||Nutrition, Health, and Safety|
|Contact: ||Joy Robinson-Lynchjrobinsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phone Number: ||(781) 338-6331|
|Date Due: |
Friday, December 9, 2011.
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
|Required Forms: ||
- 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
- Grant Assurances
- Progress Report (to be developed by applicant due no later than April 15, 2012 - see details below)
- Final Report (to be developed by applicant due no later than September 15, 2012 - see details below)
|Additional Information: ||
- Information about PREP/It PaYS: Partners for Youth Success
- List of evidence-based programs and adulthood preparation subjects and the meaning of fidelity
- Community specific data
- Information on Getting to Outcomes
- Description of anticipated workshops & trainings
- Progress and Final Summary Report Guidelines
|Submission Instructions: ||
Submit 2 sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director. Mail to:
Chiniqua N. Milligan
Nutrition, Health, and Safety
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906