High School Grant Opportunity
CSPV was accepting applications from Colorado and Ohio schools/districts that are interested in implementing the LifeSkills Training High School program starting as early as fall 2021. This funding opportunity was available to Colorado and Ohio schools including 9th grade and covers costs to implement the LST program for one year, including teacher training, teacher stipends or substitute-teacher reimbursement for trainings, teacher manuals, and consumable student workbooks.
Schools will receive financial incentives from the University of Colorado Boulder for participating:
- $100 each year for administering student assessments, for $300 over the course of the study.
- Additional $500 bonus incentive for schools selected to implement LST in Fall 2023 (rather than Fall 2021).
- Entered into drawings for $1,000 for completing the full study.
With COVID-19 impacting budgets and demanding more social-emotional competencies as well as healthy coping strategies, and nearly 30% of Colorado and Ohio youth vaping, this grant can help high schools address these challenges. Focused on healthy decision-making, social-emotional competencies, and integration of vaping topics into relevant lessons, LifeSkills Training (LST) can reduce stress, anxiety, drug use, and other risk-taking behaviors, as well as increase well-being. A research study of the LST High School program will be conducted, so half of the schools will be randomly selected to implement LST in fall 2021 and the other half in fall 2023.
The final deadline for applications was March 18, 2021. An applicant may be a school district, individual school, group of schools from a district or other educational/mental health agency. If more than one school from the same district plans to apply for the grant, those schools may work together to submit a single application.
- Grant Announcement: One-page summary of LST High School grant opportunity.
- Overview Flyer: One-page infographic detailing the components of LST High School.
- Program Placement Examples: Sample implementation plans for the LST High School program.
- Gives and Gets: Detailed information about LST High School grant opportunity.
- Video: 10-minute recorded overview of the LST High School grant opportunity.
- Letter of Support from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Prevention and Wellness, Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) and Colorado School of Public Health – Healthy Kids Colorado Survey team (HKCS).
Grant Application Files
Along with completing an online application, each school must submit a signed principal letter and an LST Participating Schools form.
- Application: Document containing instructions, application link, and all questions included on the application. Applications must be submitted online.
- Role-Specific Fact Sheets: Information sheets about their role in the grant for Teachers, Site Coordinators, and Classroom Observers.
- Principal Letter: Letter to be signed by the principal of each participating school.
- Participating Schools Form: One form is to be completed by each participating school. These can be completed online (last part of online application) for up to 10 schools or the form can be downloaded here and emailed to the CSPV grant contact on the form.
Please see the Program Information page for documents describing the High School LST program, content, alignment with SEL competencies, and a sample lesson.