The purpose of this federally funded, competitive grant is to enable districts to plan, implement and sustain select evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs that incorporate selected adulthood preparation subjects in middle schools. This grant is administered in partnership with the Department of Public Health (DPH) and supported by the federal Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). See the PREP Program Overview in the Additional Information section below for more information.
The priority of this grant is to create or improve teen pregnancy prevention education programs at the middle school level in public school districts in communities with greatest need for sexual and reproductive health services as determined by DPH's Sexual and Reproductive Health Need Index.
Funded districts must designate a Partners for Youth Success Planning Team of at least 2 – 3 persons to be responsible for:
* Districts that are already implementing one of the evidence-based curricula are eligible to apply. Planning team will focus on the integration and implementation of the adulthood preparation subjects, continued practice and program improvement and sustainability.
Competitive priority will be given to:
Public school districts (including charter schools) and educational collaboratives that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
Districts in the following communities that meet the above criteria are eligible to apply:
Federal (CFDA 93.092)
Approximately $115,000 is anticipated to be available for this grant program. Eligible districts may apply for a maximum of $23,000.
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.
Note: The Department reserves the right to alter the awards of each funded school district. 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.
Funds can be used to:
Upon Approval – 06/30/2022
Funded applicants that fulfill grant requirements will be eligible for continuation grant funding for up to four years (Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) – FY26), pending funding appropriation. Continuation grant funding amounts may be reduced each year to encourage sustainability.
Office of Student and Family Support
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Part II — Budget
PREP Program Overview
Evidence-Based Program Descriptions
Description of Evaluation Components
Description of Sexual and Reproductive Health Index
Email one (1) complete set of all required documents, in their original Word or Excel formats (i.e., not converted to a PDF), and email one scanned version of Part I to firstname.lastname@example.org . (Email must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date due.)
Please use the following for the subject line of the email:FY22 FC716 Student and Family Support [Applicant Name]
Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget and Part I in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.
Last Updated: January 11, 2022
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