Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Funding Application Deadline: Friday 11/1

RFA #29026 - Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education

CSHE Program Description:
The Colorado General Assembly passed a Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education bill (HB19-1032), in May 2019. This bill clarifies content requirements for public schools that offer comprehensive human sexuality education and prohibits instruction from explicitly or implicitly teaching or endorsing religious ideology or sectarian tenets or doctrines, using shame-based or stigmatizing language or instructional tools, employing gender norms or gender stereotypes, or excluding the relational or sexual experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals. HB19-1032 funds CDPHE's sexual education grant program for the first time. The purpose of these funds is to support schools and school districts to implement comprehensive human sexuality education content that is medically accurate, culturally sensitive, and represents positive youth development principles.

The Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education (CSHE) Program at CDPHE will manage this grant program and will provide technical assistance, support, and training for schools and school districts, in collaboration with community partners.

Application Deadline: This Friday, November 1st by 5pm

Eligibility:  All public schools, school districts, board of cooperative services, charter schools, or institute charter schools are eligible to apply for this funding. Rural schools/districts and those not currently implementing comprehensive human sexuality education will be prioritized.  

What must be included in the application?
  1. CDPHE RFA Cover Sheet and Signature Page (Attachment A)
  2. Application Checklist (Attachment B)
  3. Applications Form (Attachment C)
  4. Project Budgets for Year 1 AND Year 2 (Attachment D & E)
  5. Letter of Support
  6. Pre-award Financial Risk Assessment
    • Attachment F (additional documentation can be included if necessary) OR completed online via included google link provided in RFA
FAQ Document

The deadline to ask questions has passed; however, a list of previously asked and answered questions can be found here.