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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2014

Promoting Adolescent Health and School Success
Fund Code: 648

Purpose: The purpose of this federally-funded grant is to enable districts to plan, coordinate, and implement four components of adolescent health:
  1. Download PDF Document  Exemplary sexual health education (ESHE)
  2. View External Link  Safe and supportive learning environments (SSLE)
  3. View External Link  Access to key sexual health services (SHS) including ones that are supportive of LGBT students
  4. View External Link  Access to key sexual health services (SHS) including ones that are supportive of LGBT students
  5. View External Link  Related policies and procedures
Priorities: The priority of this grant is to provide funds to districts with low performing schools and the highest teen birth and teen STD rates in order to assist them in developing a coordinated school health program that reduces teens' risks for early parenting and sexually transmitted infections and improves school outcomes.

In applying for these funds, districts ensure that a team lead will be designated to be responsible for:
  • Attending all required trainings sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (see attached training descriptions and schedule)
  • 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 develop a five year plan to implement the 4 approaches (ESHE, SSLE, SHS, Policy).
  • Working with ESE's TA providers to develop and implement local plans.
  • Participating in program evaluation
Eligibility: The Department will make awards to districts with high teen birth rates and/or high teen STD rates.
Funding: A total of $50,000 has been allocated for the grant program in FY2014 The list of eligible districts was created by reviewing community teen birth data, teen STD rates, and school performance criteria. Grant awards of up to $1,500 are available for the following districts:
  • Brockton Public Schools
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Chelsea Public Schools
  • Chicopee Public Schools
  • Everett Public Schools
  • Fall River Public Schools
  • Fitchburg Public Schools
  • Framingham Public Schools
  • Haverhill Public Schools
  • Holyoke Public Schools
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Leominster Public Schools
  • Lynn Public Schools
  • Malden Public Schools
  • Methuen Public Schools
  • New Bedford Public Schools
  • Pittsfield Public Schools
  • Quincy Public Schools
  • Revere Public Schools
  • Salem Public Schools
  • Somerville Public Schools
  • Southbridge Public Schools
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Taunton Public Schools
  • Worcester Public Schools
  • Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical District
  • Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical District
  • Diman Regional Vocational Technical District
  • Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical District
  • Greater Lowell Technical District
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical District
  • Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical District
  • Whittier Regional Technical District
The Department reserves the right to alter the award to each funded school district. All eligible districts that apply will receive funding in FY2014, if they are able to meet all program obligations.

Important note about further funding:
It is anticipated that all districts participating in FY2014 will be eligible to apply for increased funding in FY2015 to continue and enhance this initiative through FY2018 pending availability of funds.
Fund Use: FY2014 funds can be used to support release time for staff (e.g., substitutes or stipends) to attend professional development events, technical assistance sessions, and other meetings. Relevant meeting and material costs may be included.
Project Duration: 2/1/14 - 8 /31 /2014
Program Unit: Nutrition, Health, & Safety
Contact: Joy Robinson-Lynch
Phone Number:(781) 338-6331
Date Due: Monday, January 13, 2014
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms:
  1. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
  2. Download Excel Document  Part II Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.) - Instructions
  3. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  Budget Narrative
  4. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  Part III - Required Program Information
  5. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  Grant Assurances
Additional Information:
  1. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  Description of anticipated workshops & trainings
  2. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  Data on district communities
  3. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  Reporting guidelines
Submission Instructions: Submit 3 sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent

Mail to:

Joy Robinson-Lynch
Nutrition, Health & Safety
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906

Last Updated: January 6, 2013
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