Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1324
By Senator Wilson
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to school-based AIDS education;
3 requiring the Department of Education to award grants
4 to public school districts to implement school-based
5 AIDS educational activities; providing for the grant
6 awards to be made from funds appropriated by the
7 Legislature; specifying requirements for grant
8 proposals by school districts; requiring that the
9 department consider specified factors in awarding
10 grants; requiring each school district that receives a
11 grant to file an annual report with the department;
12 providing an effective date.
14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
16 Section 1. School-based AIDS education incentive grants.—
17 (1) Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, from funds
18 appropriated by the Legislature for this purpose, the Department
19 of Education shall award grants on a competitive basis to public
20 school districts wishing to implement AIDS education activities
21 pursuant to this section. The grants shall be awarded annually
22 by October 1 of each year.
23 (2) A school district may apply for a school-based AIDS
24 education incentive grant by submitting a grant proposal to the
25 department by August 1 of each year on forms prescribed by the
26 department. In order to be considered for funding, the grant
27 proposal must include:
28 (a) A detailed description of the program to be
29 implemented, including a statement of program objectives,
30 activities, target population, and number of students to be
31 served, and an identification of all education programs,
32 community agencies, private-sector entities, and other personnel
33 and resources involved in program development and
35 (b) Assurance that parents and guardians will be involved
36 in the development and implementation of the program;
37 (c) A detailed program budget; and
38 (d) Measures for evaluating the effectiveness of the
39 program, including outcomes.
40 (3) The department shall consider the following factors in
41 awarding grants under this section:
42 (a) The HIV/AIDS, STD, and teenage pregnancy rates within
43 the geographic area to be served by the program. Those
44 geographic areas that have high HIV/AIDS, STD, or teenage
45 pregnancy rates shall have priority for selection.
46 (b) The qualifications and training of personnel who will
47 be responsible for program administration and classroom
49 (c) The extent to which the program will be coordinated
50 with the existing school comprehensive health education program.
51 (d) The potential effectiveness of the program.
52 (e) The degree to which the program’s objectives and
53 activities are consistent with the goals of this section.
54 (4) The department shall make available to each school
55 district applying for a school-based AIDS education incentive
56 grant information concerning all of the criteria used by the
57 department in selecting the proposals for funding.
58 (5) Each school district that is awarded a grant under this
59 section must submit an annual report to the department
60 documenting the extent to which the program objectives are being
62 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.