Project Here Substance Use Prevention Curriculum Continued Funding Opportunity

Learn how to submit an application for the Project Here Substance Use Prevention Curriculum Continued Funding Opportunity Grant from the Attorney General's Office.

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), Project Here will provide continued grant funding for evidence-based substance use prevention curricula to public middle schools in Massachusetts who applied for the initial RFP (Substance Use Prevention Curriculum Grant Opportunity), defined as:

  • Previous applicants who were awarded funding in August 2018
  • Previous applicants who were not awarded funding in 2018

The three evidence-based curriculum options are:

  1. Botvin LifeSkills Training
  2. Michigan Model for Health
  3. Positive Action

Previous applicants who were awarded grant funding can apply for continued funding only for the curriculum they selected in the initial Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Substance Use Prevention Curriculum Grant Opportunity released in April 2018 (“initial RFP”).

Previous applicants who were not awarded funding can apply for funding for any of the 3 curriculum options. For assistance selecting a curriculum, please email info@projectherema.org with subject line “Project Here Grant Opportunity Questions” by November 18, 2022

All applicants should reference the Curriculum Implementation Guidelines document for additional information on the curricula, as well as implementation requirements, funding guidelines, and where to find pricing information.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2022.

The full RFP amended on November 15, 2022, is available here

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Eligibility

Eligible applicants for this Grant Opportunity are:

  • Individual Massachusetts public schools that teach 6th, 7th, or 8th grade;
  • Massachusetts public school districts comprising multiple middle schools;

OR

  • Massachusetts educational collaboratives approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that teach 6th, 7th, or 8th grade;

AND

  • Applied for the initial RFP (released April 23, 2018)

Applicants must register for Project Here if they have not done so already. To register, please visit: https://projectherema.org/registration/.

Applicants may collaborate with community prevention partners, including but not limited to: community coalitions and task forces; prevention cluster collaboratives; community-based organizations; and hospitals or community health centers.

Nonprofit organizations must be in full compliance with all annual reporting requirements of both the AGO and the Internal Revenue Service, as applicable, in order to be eligible for funding.

Submission Instructions

  • Grant applications must be delivered electronically through the AGO’s online grant application website by 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2022. 
  • Interested applicants may access the application here.
  • New applicants will be asked to create a free online account. Any applicant that has applied for any grant using the online grant management system may log into its existing account. All applicants should confirm their contact information is current on their applicant profiles.
  • Confirmation of Receipt: Applicants typically receive an email confirmation within 48 business hours; if one is not received, please call the AGO Grants Team at 617-963-2150 for assistance.

Questions

Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to info@projectherema.org and will be guaranteed a response only until November 18, 2022. When submitting your question(s), please include “Project Here Grant Opportunity” in the email subject line. Questions received and answers provided regarding this RFP will be posted on the AGO’s online grant application process website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants with disabilities may seek reasonable accommodation, including receipt of the RFP in an alternative format, by writing to AGOgrants@mass.gov no later than November 4, 2022 at 4:00pm.

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