|Purpose: ||The initial Teen-Pregnancy Prevention: Partners for Youth Success Grants supported districts in planning, implementing, and piloting selected evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs in middle schools. Selected curricula are expected to be implemented during the 2012-2013 school year. Evaluation of the program will be conducted.
The Teen-Pregnancy Prevention: Partners for Youth Success Continuation grants are intended to assists districts with:
- Full implementation of the Making Proud Choices curriculum with the added adult preparation lessons (It PaYs curriculum) in schools that participated in the pilot project
- Expansion of the program to additional middle schools within the district
- Evaluation activities related to program implementation and outcomes
- Building sustainability of the program beyond the funding period.
|Priorities: ||The priority of this grant is to support the continued work of districts participating in the initial Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Partners for Youth Success grants and pilot projects in expansion and sustainability of the program.|
In applying for these funds, districts ensure that:
- Workgroups formed within the district during the initial grant will be maintained
- All project personnel (including teachers) will attend all designated required trainings sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and/or the Department of Public Health (schedule of trainings is attached)
- Districts will fully participate in all evaluation activities
|Eligibility: || The Department will make awards to districts that participated in the initial Teen-Pregnancy Prevention: Partners for Youth Success grants and piloted selected evidence-based curricula during the initial funding period (January 2012 - August 2012). |
|Funding: ||A total of $300,000 has been allocated for the grant program. Grant awards of up to $100,000 are available for the following three districts to expand the piloted program:
The Department reserves the right to alter the award to each funded school district. All eligible districts that apply will receive funding in FY2013 if they are able to meet all program obligations.
Note: The above districts may apply for funds to support continuation of the program in the schools that participated in the pilot project only, without any further district expansion. In this case, districts can apply for up to $10,000, which will support evaluation activities and continued teacher trainings.
|Fund Use: ||Funds can be used to support release time for staff (e.g., substitutes or stipends) to attend workshops, meeting costs to plan and implement programs, purchase of science-based curricula, and staff training on these curricula. Funds can be used to hire additional personnel in order to implement fully and expand the program but they may not be used to supplant current salaries.
|Project Duration: ||9/1/2012 - 8 /31 /2013|
|Program Unit: ||Nutrition, Health, and Safety|
|Contact: ||Joy Robinson-Lynch email address: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phone Number: ||(781) 338-6331|
|Date Due: ||Friday, May 18, 2012|
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.) - Instructions
- Part III - Required Program Information
- Grant Assurances
- Teacher acknowledgement and assurances (from for all participating teachers)
|Additional Information: ||
- Description of evaluation activities and requirements
- Description of required trainings and workshops
|Submission Instructions: ||Submit two (2) sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent.
Chiniqua N. Milligan
Nutrition, Health and Safety
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906