For consortiums currently coordinating academic, social, and health services to create a full-service community school (FSCS), the United States Department of Education recently announced the FSCS program grant competition.
The Department of Education defines full-service community schools as public elementary schools or secondary schools that
(a) participate in a community-based effort to coordinate and integrate educational, developmental, family, health, and other comprehensive services through community-based organizations and public and private partnerships; and (b) provide access to such services in school to students, families, and the community, such as access during the school year (including before- and after-school hours and weekends), as well as during the summer.
The FSCS program grant provides support for planning, implementation, and coordination of services for students, their families, and community members focusing on those in high-poverty urban and rural areas.
Applications were made available June 13, with a deadline for notice of intent to apply by June 28. There will be a pre-application webinar held June 20, with final applications due July 13.
For more information about application submission and the pre-application webinar, visit the Office of Innovation and Improvement website.