Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2021: Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Partners for Youth Success (PREP) — Integrated Approaches to Sustainability II

Fund Code: 716

Purpose:

This federally-funded continuation Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Partners for Youth Success Grant (also referred to as PREP) has supported districts in implementing and sustaining evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs in middle schools. The PREP - Integrated Approaches to Sustainability II grant will assist previously funded school districts in their fifth and final year of funding with:

  • Continued implementation of the selected curriculum in middle schools (completely and with fidelity).
  • 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 PREP grant with implementation of and sustainability planning for the program.

Districts receiving these funds will ensure that:

  • There is a designated project lead(s).
  • The curriculum has been approved by the district for implementation during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • The curriculum will be implemented completely and with fidelity.
  • All project personnel (including teachers) attend all designated required trainings sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and/or the Department of Public Health (DPH).
  • All evaluation activities are completed in full.

Eligibility:

The following three districts, that were awarded a competitively in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017) are eligible for continuation funding in FY2021 to implement and plan for sustainability of programming:

  • Chelsea Public Schools
  • Salem Public Schools
  • Springfield Public Schools

Funding Type:

Federal CFDA 93.092

Funding:

Approximately $71,000 is available.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding becomes available it will be distributed under the same guidelines that appear in this RFP document.

Applicants are eligible for the following funding levels*:

  • Chelsea Public Schools: $9,335
  • Salem Public Schools: $28,589
  • Springfield Public Schools: $32,988

*Amounts are reflective of an annual reduction to encourage sustainability (stated in the initial FY2017 RFP) and a review of spending over the four prior grant years.

DESE reserves the right to alter the award to each funded school district.

Fund Use:

Funds can be used to:

  • Support release time for staff (e.g., substitutes or stipends) to attend workshops and trainings, and time to plan and implement programs.
  • Purchase selected curricula and associated teaching materials, and train staff for implementation of selected curricula.
  • Hire additional personnel in order to fully implement the program, but may not be used to supplant current salaries.
  • Support other costs associated with implementing and sustaining the program.

Project Duration:

Upon approval* – 6/30/2021

*No earlier than the date a substantially approvable application is submitted through EdGrants.

Program Unit:

Office of Student and Family Support

Contact:

Chiniqua N. Milligan

Phone Number:

(781) 338- 6307

Date Due:

Friday, January 22, 2021

Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Download Word Document
Part III — Required Program Information (complete and upload Word Document)
Download Word Document
Grant Assurances (complete and upload with signatures as PDF)

Additional Information:

Teacher Assurances. All teachers implementing the curriculum are asked to complete and submit prior to program delivery. A link to the form will be provided upon award.**

A TA/Observation planning log must be submitted for each participating teacher prior to curriculum implementation. A link to this form will be provided upon award.**

DESE will be providing various professional development opportunities, activities and resources throughout the year to support sustainability of PREP programming and content delivery through integrated approaches that focus on the whole child and comprehensive health. Some activities may include the completion of various tools, action plans and assessments to help guide this work.

** We ask for these forms to be completed to ensure understanding and responsibilities as well as to be able to monitor program implementation for reporting to federal funders.

Submission Instructions:

Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants.

In EdGrants, districts are required to create and name the project. Please use the following naming convention for your "Applicant Project Name" in EdGrants:

FY21 FC716 Student and Family Support [Applicant Name]

All items listed under the required forms section of this RFP should be uploaded / attached in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission in EdGrants. This includes a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with Superintendent's signature as well as Schedule A form, if applicable to your district. The final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process.

For Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants, visit EdGrants: User Guides and 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 the 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.

Last Updated: December 24, 2020

 
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