LifeSkills Training

LifeSkills Training (LST) Program Grants

LifeSkills Training is a universal skill building/drug and violence prevention curriculum designed for all students in grades 6-8 or 7-9. The program is typically delivered by classroom teachers, but can also be delivered by other school staff, school resource officers, or mental health professionals. This three-year curriculum 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. 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. Implementation area is up to the school/district.

NATIONAL GRANT

Through funding from Altria Client Services, CSPV is now accepting applications from schools/districts/educational agencies that are interested in implementing the LifeSkills Training middle school program starting fall 2019 in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The grant pays for costs to implement the LST program for three years, including teacher training, teacher stipends or substitute-teacher reimbursement for trainings, teacher manuals, and consumable student workbooks. The grant also includes program sustainability planning and attendance at a Training of Trainers workshop.

The deadline for applications is October 18, 2018. Sites are encouraged to apply earlier, as priority will be given to applications received by March 30, 2018. All sites will be selected by the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year and implementation will begin in fall 2019.

Along with a completed application, each district must submit a signed superintendent letter, as well as a signed principal letter and completed LST Participating Schools form for each participating school. Superintendent and principal letters can be found in the Application Letters file. The LST Participating Schools form is located on the last page of the Application file.

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. Schools that have taught the LST program in the past or are currently teaching it are eligible to apply.

Funding Announcement

National Grant Application Files:
  • Application (MS Word)
    Instructions and brief application form. The last page of the Application file is the LST Participating Schools form. One LST Participating Schools form must be completed for each school included in the application.
  • Application Fact Sheets
    Information sheets about their role in the grant for Teachers, Site Coordinators and Classroom Observers.
  • Application Letters
    Letters to be signed by the superintendent as well as the principal of each participating school.

Please see the Program Information page for documents describing the LST Program and its contents as well as a sample lesson.

COLORADO GRANT

Through funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), CSPV is continuing to accept applications from schools/districts/educational agencies in Colorado that are interested in implementing the LifeSkills Training (LST) program beginning in fall 2018. The grant pays for costs to implement the LST program for four years, including teacher training (years 1-3), teacher stipends or substitute-teacher reimbursement for trainings, teacher manuals, and consumable student workbooks. The grant also includes program sustainability planning and attendance at a Training of Trainers workshop.

Funding remains available for Colorado schools to apply for this four-year grant through winter/spring 2018. Awards will be given on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are allocated. Please contact Diane Ballard (email/phone on application materials) if you are interested in applying.

Along with a completed application, each district must submit a signed superintendent letter, as well as a signed principal letter and completed LST Participating Schools form for each participating school. Superintendent and principal letters can be found in the Application Letters file. The LST Participating Schools form is located on the last page of the Application file.

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. Schools that have taught the LST program in the past or are currently teaching it are eligible to apply.

Colorado Funding Announcement

Colorado Application Files:
  • Application (MS Word)
    Instructions and brief application form. The last page of the Application file is the LST Participating Schools form. One LST Participating Schools form must be completed for each school included in the application.
  • Application Fact Sheets
    Information sheets about their role in the grant for Teachers, Site Coordinators and Classroom Observers.
  • Application Letters
    Letters to be signed by the superintendent as well as the principal of each participating school.

Please see the Program Information page for documents describing the LST Program and its contents as well as a sample lesson.