Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2022: Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Partners for Youth Success (PREP) — Cohort 3

Fund Code: 716

Purpose:

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.

Priorities:

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:

  • Bringing together a local team of health teachers, administrators, health professionals, parents, youth and others to assess the risk and protective factors in their communities in order to choose an appropriate curriculum from the options provided (see the Evidence-Based Program Descriptions in the Additional Information section below.) Local teams should consist of at least one middle school health teacher and one district level administrator (e.g. curriculum director/coordinator, health education dept. head).*
  • Ensuring the curriculum will be implemented completely and with fidelity.
  • Attending all required trainings sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) and/or DPH.
  • Following local protocols to ensure that the selected curriculum is approved and implemented in the current (2021-2022) or next school year (2022-2023), and in each subsequent year of the grant cycle.
  • Working to develop plans for continued curriculum implementation beyond the grant cycle.
  • Participating in program evaluation activities.

* 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:

  • Districts and schools in chronically underperforming status;
  • Districts and schools that have been identified as requiring broad/comprehensive or targeted/focused support through the State accountability system;
  • Applicants with limited access to mental and behavioral health services and/or limited existing financial resources;
  • Applicants that have conducted a self-assessment aligned with a multi-tiered social-emotional and behavioral health framework and created a plan to address their identified areas of need.
  • Applicants serving a community where at least 45% of students have been identified as economically disadvantaged.
Eligibility:

Public school districts (including charter schools) and educational collaboratives that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Be in or provide services to a community in the top two tiers of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Need Index. See the in the Additional Information section below for more information.
  • Did not receive funding through this grant program for the 2020-2021 grant year
  • Are proposing to implement the curriculum in at least one school that has at least 150 students in grades 6, 7, and 8.

Districts in the following communities that meet the above criteria are eligible to apply:

ActonColrainHaverhillNorthbridgeTempleton
AdamsDaltonHolbrookNorwoodTisbury
AgawamDartmouthHolyokeOak BluffsTruro
AlfordDennisHopedaleOrangeUxbridge
AmesburyDightonHudsonOxfordWales
AmherstDracutLancasterPalmerWaltham
AquinnahDudleyLawrencePeabodyWare
AshfieldEast LongmeadowLeePittsfieldWareham
AshlandEasthamptonLeicesterPlymouthWarren
AtholEdgartownLeominsterProvincetownWebster
AttleboroErvingLowellQuincyWellfleet
AuburnEverettLudlowRandolphWendell
AvonFairhavenLynnRevereWest Boylston
BarnstableFall RiverMaldenRocklandWest Brookfield
BarreFalmouthMarlboroughRussellWest Springfield
BecketFitchburgMashpeeSalemWestborough
BeverlyFloridaMedfordSalisburyWestfield
BlackstoneFoxboroughMethuenSaugusWesthampton
BlandfordFraminghamMilfordSavoyWeymouth
BostonGardnerMillburyShirleyWhitman
BrimfieldGillMillvilleShrewsburyWilliamstown
BrocktonGloucesterMonsonSomervilleWinchendon
BrookfieldGraftonMontagueSouth HadleyWinthrop
BrooklineGranbyNantucketSouthamptonWorcester
CambridgeGreat BarringtonNew BedfordSouthbridgeWrentham
CharlemontGreenfieldNew BraintreeSouthwickYarmouth
ChesterfieldHadleyNorth AdamsSpencer
ChicopeeHalifaxNorth AttleboroughStoughton
ChilmarkHardwickNorth BrookfieldSunderland
ClintonHarwichNorthamptonTaunton
Funding Type:

Federal (CFDA 93.092)

Funding:

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.

Fund Use:

Funds can be used to:

  • Support release time for staff to attend professional development and to meet about program planning/implementation. (e.g., substitutes or stipends)
  • Purchase evidence-based curricula and related training on the chosen curriculum.
  • Support other costs related to planning for and implementing the chosen curriculum.
Project Duration:

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.

Program Unit:

Office of Student and Family Support

Contact:

Chiniqua Milligan

Phone Number:

(781) 338-6307

Date Due:

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.

Required Forms:
Additional Information:
  1. PREP Program Overview

  2. Evidence-Based Program Descriptions

  3. Description of Evaluation Components

  4. Description of Sexual and Reproductive Health Index

Submission Instructions:

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 achievement@doe.mass.edu . (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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