LifeSkills Training (LST) Grants
LifeSkills Training (LST) is a universal social and emotional skill building/drug and violence prevention curriculum designed for all students in middle school (grades 6-8 or 7-9) and high school (grade 9 or 10). The programs are typically delivered by classroom teachers, but can also be delivered by other school staff, school resource officers, or mental health professionals. The middle school program is a three-year curriculum that contains 15 days of core lessons in Level 1, 10 days in Level 2, and 5 days in Level 3, plus optional violence prevention lessons. The high school program is a single-year curriculum that contains 10 sessions. LST aligns well with health topics, but can be taught in any class that is taken by all students, including advisory, social studies, English language arts, science, math, etc. The implementation area is determined by the school/district.
CSPV is accepting grant applications from schools, districts, or educational agencies in the following states to implement the Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School and/or High School Program: AL, AZ, GA, IL, KY, LA, MI, NV, NM, OK, PA, TN, VA, WV. Applications may be submitted for only Middle School, only High School, or a single application can be submitted to receive funding for both the Middle School and High School programs. Click here for information about a different grant to support the Botvin LifeSkills Training High School program in Colorado and Ohio schools. If multiple schools within a district plan to apply for any of the grant opportunities, please submit one application for the entire system/district. School-level details will be included in the Participating Schools forms at the end of the application.
Both the Middle School and High School grants provide funding for teacher training, teacher stipends or substitute-teacher reimbursement for trainings, teacher manuals, and consumable student workbooks as well as program sustainability planning and attendance at a Training of Trainers workshop. CSPV monitors program fidelity to ensure schools implement the program as designed, thereby increasing positive outcomes for students and schools.
Please see the Program Information page for documents describing both LST Programs, including lesson topics, sample lessons, and curriculum alignments including Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies.
Applications are due by December 15, 2021.