Project Here Substance Use Prevention Curriculum Grant


The Project Here Substance Use Prevention Curriculum Grant provides selected middle schools with funding to implement one of three evidence-based prevention curricula: Botvin LifeSkills Training, Michigan Model for Health, or Positive Action. These three curricula were selected to provide schools with the flexibility to choose from universal prevention curricula that have proven to positively impact students’ behavior, while considering their local, school, and community needs.

Project Here has recently launched a Continued Funding Opportunity for previous applicants. The application period is currently open. The application deadline has been extended. Applications are now due by 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2022. For more information about the Continued Funding Opportunity, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/project-here-substance-use-prevention-curriculum-continued-funding-opportunity.

2018 Grant Awardees

A total amount of $427,216 was awarded to 34 applicants (individual schools, school districts, and educational collaboratives) encompassing 109 schools in 38 cities and towns across Massachusetts. Funding was awarded in September 2018 to implement the evidence-based curricula of the applicant’s choice over a two- or three-year period.

Atlantis Charter District

Attleboro Public Schools

Bellingham Public Schools

Billerica Public Schools

Brookline Public Schools

East Bridgewater Public Schools

Easthampton Public Schools

Everett Public Schools

Gardner Pilot Academy

Granby Public Schools

Greenfield Public Schools

Longmeadow Public Schools

Malden Public Schools

Marshall Simonds Middle School

Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools

Medford Public Schools

Medway Public Schools

Methuen Public Schools

Millbury Public Schools

Millis Middle School

Nauset Regional Middle School

Norwell Middle School

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter

SEEM Collaborative

Springfield Public Schools

Tantasqua Regional Junior High School

The Advanced Math & Science Academy

Tyngsborough Middle School

Van Sickle Academy

Wakefield Public Schools

West Bridgewater Middle Senior High School

Weymouth Public Schools

Winthrop Middle School

Worcester Public Schools