The purpose of this state and federally funded, competitive grant is to enable districts to plan, implement and sustain comprehensive sexual health education programs. This grant is administered in partnership with the Department of Public Health (DPH) and supported, in part, by the federal Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). Through this grant, districts or districts in partnerships with community-based organizations will select and implement an evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program while incorporating selected adulthood preparation subjects in middle (MS) and/or high schools (HS). 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 and/or high 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. Through this grant, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and/or its partners will provide, in addition to the grant funds, technical assistance, professional development and/or coaching to support district teams and/or district & community partner teams in one or more of the following categories:
Category A: District Based Implementation: Participating districts will 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. In such cases, planning teams will focus on the integration and implementation of the adulthood preparation subjects, continued practice and program improvement and sustainability.
Category B: District — Community Based Partnerships: This priority is designed to create networks between community-based organizations (CBOs) and school districts that allows for deeper and more intentional partnerships and linkages of education and care for students. Funded partnerships will support the infrastructure, implementation, and long-term sustainability of evidence-based comprehensive sexual health education in the school district. Districts or community-based organizations are eligible to apply under this priority. Applicants must provide a copy of an executed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the partnering CBO or district. Participating partnerships must designate a Partnership For Youth Success Planning Team consisting of at least one person from each partnering entity that will be responsible for:
*Districts and CBOs that are already implementing one of the evidence-based curricula in partnership are eligible to apply. In such cases, planning teams will focus on strengthening the partnership, the integration and implementation of the adulthood preparation subjects, continued practice and program improvement and sustainability.
Category C: Planning and Capacity Building: Funded districts will receive professional development and technical assistance to build capacity and infrastructure to foster an environment for comprehensive sexual health education. Participating districts will designate a Partners for Youth Success Planning Team of at least 2–3 persons to be responsible for:
For all categories competitive priority will be given to:
Public school districts (including charter schools), educational collaboratives and CBOs, that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
Districts, charters, collaboratives and CBOs in or that primarily serve students in the communities listed in the attached document are eligible to apply.
Please Note: All applicants other than public school districts, cities or towns must demonstrate the capacity to administer grant funding through:
Fund Code 211 — StateFund Code 716 — Federal CFDA: 93.092
Approximately $325,000 is anticipated to be available for this grant program. Approximately 10% of funds will be prioritized for schools and districts in chronically underperforming status.
Districts, including charters and collaboratives, may apply for Category A or B and/or Category C. CBO applicants may apply for Category B only.
Eligible applicants may apply for up to the following amounts for each category for which they apply:
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.
Funds can be used to:
Upon Approval – 06/30/2023
Pending appropriation and contingent upon meeting grant requirements including submitting an approvable grant continuation proposal (during Spring prior to continuation year), grantees will be eligible for up to two one-year continuation grants. Continuation grants are anticipated as follows:
Continuation grant funding amounts may be reduced each year to encourage sustainability.
Office of Student and Family Support
Friday, October 28, 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 Details
Part III — Required Program Information
Grant Assurances Category A
Grant Assurances Category B
Grant Assurances Category C
Executed MOU that was developed by applicant (Category B only)
Save the Date: The kick-off meeting for this grant will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Time and Location: TBD
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 and Grant Assurances 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:FY23 FC716 211 PREP [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: September 21, 2022
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