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Grants to Massachusetts Schools for Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy & Increase Achievement

Promoting Adolescent Health and School Success


GrantWatch ID# 138472
Agency: State

Funding Source
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Funding or PIN Number: 648
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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/31/17 5 PM

Grant Description
Grants of up to $1,500 to multiple Massachusetts schools and school districts with low performing schools with the highest teen birth and/or STD rates, in order to lower teen pregnancy and infectious disease rates and increase scholastic achievement. Funds will be provided to develop and implement school health programs and policies to educate students about sexuality, provide related health services, promote an appropriate educational environment, and form policies and procedures.

Eligible districts will plan, coordinate, and implement the following four components of adolescent health:
* Exemplary sexual health education (ESHE): http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/foa/1308foa/pdf/eshe_rationale.pdf
* Safe and supportive learning environments (SSLE): http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/fundedpartners/1308/strategies/environments.htm
* Access to key sexual health services (SHS) including ones that are supportive of LGBT students: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/fundedpartners/1308/strategies/services.htm and http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/fundedpartners/1308/strategies/ymsm.htm
* Related policies and procedures: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shi/index.htm

Funds can be used to support release time for staff (e.g., substitutes or stipends) to attend professional development events, technical assistance sessions, and other meetings. Relevant meeting and material costs may be included.


Recipient

Eligibility
  • Public Schools
  • School Districts
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
The following schools and school districts are eligible to participate:
Brockton Public Schools, Cambridge Public Schools, Chelsea Public Schools, Chicopee Public Schools, Everett Public Schools, Fall River Public Schools, Fitchburg Public Schools, Framingham Public Schools, Haverhill Public Schools, Holyoke Public Schools, Lawrence Public Schools, Leominster Public Schools, Lynn Public Schools, Malden Public Schools, Methuen Public Schools, New Bedford Public Schools, Pittsfield Public Schools, Quincy Public Schools, Revere Public Schools, Salem Public Schools, Somerville Public Schools, Southbridge Public Schools, Springfield Public Schools, Taunton Public Schools, Worcester Public Schools, Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical District, Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical District, Diman Regional Vocational Technical District, Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical District, Greater Lowell Technical District, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical District, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical District, Whittier Regional Technical District

Pre-Application Information
In applying for these funds, districts ensure that a team lead will be designated to be responsible for:
* Attending all required trainings sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (see attached training descriptions and schedule).
* Bringing together a local team of health teachers, administrators, health professionals, parents, youth, and others to study the risk and protective factors in their communities and develop a five year plan to implement the 4 approaches (ESHE, SSLE, SHS, Policy).
* Working with ESE's TA providers to develop and implement local plans.
* Participating in program evaluation.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$50,000

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $1,500

Term of Contract
2/1/14 - 8 /31/14. It is anticipated that all districts participating in FY2014 will be eligible to apply for increased funding in FY2015 to continue and enhance this initiative through FY2018 pending availability of funds.

Contact Information
Joy Robinson-Lynch
jrobinson-lynch@doe.mass.edu
(781) 338-6331

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.


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