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Young Parents Program

Grants to Connecticut Boards of Education to
Assist Parenting Teens Complete High School

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Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education

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06/30/16 4:30 PM


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Grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 to Connecticut local and regional boards of education and regional educational service centers for programs that provide supportive services to expecting and parenting teen students. Eligible programs will provide students with the assistance they need in order to graduate from high school. Each project must encourage participating students to attend regularly and to remain in the program to meet their program goal of obtaining a comprehensive high school diploma.

This grant provides resources to assist local and regional school districts to design, develop, and implement an education program for young parents. It is recommended that the program assist parenting teens in obtaining child day care services for their infants/toddlers and provide guidance in applying for a Care 4 Kids child care subsidy. Funds may be used to support child day care costs not covered by Care 4 Kids. Child day care services may be provided on site at the school or at a licensed child day care facility.

The purpose of the program is to ensure that young mothers and fathers have access to a suitable educational program while fulfilling their obligations as a parent of an infant/toddler. This program is necessary to assist young parents in acquiring parenting skills and information on child development, which will increase their competency as parents. The program shall work with teen parents to develop a plan that provides continuity of care for the infant/toddler and thus an opportunity for early intervention for these high-risk children. It is also important to provide nonparenting students an opportunity to acquire information on pregnancy prevention, child development, parenting and child day care.

All grant applicants must demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other support service providers, such as local and regional health agencies, school social workers or counselors and home-school liaisons. This grant program requires a commitment to establish interagency cooperation, which affords the opportunity for a more systematic support for the health, education, counseling and child day care service needs of young parents and their infants/toddlers.

Each project must coordinate with relevant programs, such as Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Resource Centers (FRCs), Connecticut Birth to Three and volunteer literacy programs. Programs must also provide a minimum of 20 hours per month of parenting education.

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GrantWatch ID#: 145805

Estimated Size of Grant:

The CSDE intends to issue grant awards that are estimated to range from $25,000 to $50,000 to eligible grantees.

Term of Contract:

Proposals should include a two-year plan that demonstrates consistent local support. Only funds for the first year (July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017) should be included in the current budget amount requested. An annual budget must be submitted for the subsequent year of this two-year cycle.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Local and regional boards of education and regional educational service centers (RESC)

Pre-Application Information:

Projects funded under this grant program must provide matching of no less than 50 percent of the total cost of the project. Allowable matching sources of funds are: 1) in-kind contributions by the local school district; and 2) local school district funds (locally-raised revenues and/or grant funds, including federal).

Proposals (original and two copies) must be received by 4:30 p.m. on June 30, 2016. Mailing/delivery address:

Shelby Pons, Program Manager
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457-1543

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

Shelby Pons
Phone: (860) 807-2103

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