Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

Promoting Adolescent Health and School Success
Fund Code: 649

Purpose: The purpose of this federally funded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continuation grant is to enable districts to plan, coordinate and implement four evidence-based CDC-recommended approaches to locally improving adolescent health which include:
  1. Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE)
  2. Sexual Health Services (SHS)
  3. Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE)
  4. Related policies and procedures (Policy).
Priorities: Grant funding for the continued implementation of a coordinated school health program has been prioritized to districts with low performing schools and high teen birth and teen sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates to enhance their ability to:
  • reduce teens' risks for early parenting and sexually transmitted infections,
  • improve teens' academic achievement and school connectedness, and
  • improve the health and educational outcomes of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) students at disproportionate risk.
Eligibility: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) will make awards to districts that participated in the program during Fiscal Year 2013-2014 (FY14) through FY17. Eligible districts are:
  • Brockton Public Schools
  • Chelsea Public Schools
  • Chicopee Public Schools
  • Fitchburg Public Schools
  • Framingham Public Schools
  • Greater Lowell Technical School District
  • Malden Public Schools
  • New Bedford Public Schools
  • Salem Public Schools
  • Somerville Public Schools
  • Taunton Public Schools
Funding Type:Federal Funding CFDA: 93.079
Funding: Pending appropriation, approximately $55,000 is available for FY18, the fifth and final year of this grant. All eligible districts who apply and demonstrate the ability to meet all program obligations will receive funding in FY18. Each applicant may apply for up to $5,000.

Important note about further funding:
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.

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 guideline as listed in the initial RFP document.

Fund Use:FY18 funds must be used to support activities that enhance programs and services outlined in this funding announcement, including stipends for district team leads, and release time for staff (e.g., substitutes or stipends) to attend professional development events, technical assistance sessions, and other meetings. Funds can be used to purchase curricula and other classroom materials, and professional development. Relevant meeting and material costs may be included.

Project Duration:Upon award (no earlier than 8/1/2017 and the date of submission) - 7/31/2018
Program Unit:Office of Student and Family Support
Contact:Lenore Tsikitas
Phone Number:(781) 338-6321
Date Due:Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2017.

Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page (Complete and upload as a PDF with Superintendent's signature)
Part II - Online Budget Submission (in EdGrants)
Download Word Document
Budget Narrative (Complete template and upload)
Download Word Document
Part III - Required Program Information And Year 5 Work Plan (Complete template and upload)
Download Word Document
Grant Assurances (Complete and upload as a PDF with signatures)
Additional Information:
Download Word Document
Reporting Requirements for Year 5
Submission Instructions: Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date due.

In EdGrants, districts are required to create and name the project. Please use the following naming convention for your "Applicant Project Name" in EdGrants: 'FY18 649 Promoting Adolescent Health and School Success [Applicant Name].'

All required forms should be uploaded / attached in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission. This includes a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Program Unit Signature Page and Grant Assurances with Superintendent's signature.

Please see Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants for further information.

Please note: It is up to the district to determine who they want to add as EdGrants Front Office users in order to submit grant application as well as payment request information. Please review the EdGrants: User Security Controls to make informed decisions regarding assigning your district level users.