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The Full Service Community Schools Grant Program

Full-Service Community Schools Program Will Distribute Largest-Ever Funding to Communities in 2022

On July 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education announced the largest-ever funding to be distributed through the Full-Service Community Schools program (FSCS): $68 million.

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FSCS DOE YouTube Series

The Coalition was proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Education and other national organizations to help plan and host a series of webinars this summer to help people learn more about Community Schools, including hosting one as a hybrid event at our national conference in Los Angeles. We invite you to check out the recordings below and hope they are helpful to you!

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Read the Notice on the Federal Register

Applications for New Awards are now closed.

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The U.S. Department of Education released its Proposed Priorities for the 2022 Full-Service Community Schools grant competition in January 2022. In a statement released with the proposed priorities, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said “Community schools play a vital role in achieving President Biden’s vision of building our education system back better than before the pandemic…I am thrilled that this program can enable more students and families to access full-service community schools, and that President Biden proposed in his budget to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in community schools, which have been proven to improve student well-being and academic success.”

FSCS Timeline

Missed our FSCS Webinar Series?

You can still access the resources and recordings from our “Ready, Set, Apply! An FSCS Grant Series” for info that will help prepare you to apply for the Department of Education’s Full-Service Community Schools Grant!

Disclaimer: This series is meant to provide insight into the application process by hearing from a range of perspectives from Community School professionals. This series is not sponsored by or associated with the Department of Education and all information should be confirmed by referring to the Department of Education’s resources and application materials. 

    • July 14: Project Design and Partnerships (Recording)

      • Slides
      • Panelists:
        • United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley, PA – Lisa Fiore, Director Community School Network
        • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, IN – Kim McWilliams, Chief Officer of Family, School, and Community Partnerships
        • Florida International University, FL – Asim Pleas, Director, The Education Effect
    • July 28: Evaluation (Recording)

      • Slides
      • Panelist:
        • Victoria C. Roberts, M.Ed., Community Schools Data & Evaluation Specialist, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
        • Cleopatra Mendez-Barba, LICSW , Full-Service Community School Project Manager, Vancouver Public Schools
        • Amon W. Couch, Ed.D, Director of Programs, Partners for Education, Berea College
    • August 4: Budgeting (Recording)

      • Slides
      • Panelists:
        • Jessica Safransky Schacht, Chief Operating Officer, United Way of Racine County
        • Mike Jaruszewicz, Vice President, Community Impact, United Way of Erie County

Earlier Resources: Proposed Priorities

Learn more about the DOE's Proposed Priorities of the Full Service Community Schools Grant Competition: Watch the recording here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFtZjXiYZM0 and click here to see the slides: https://files.constantcontact.com/b14ce16e301/a45c691b-27c3-4fc1-91b2-4539b1f999c9.pdf

Read our Public Comment on the Priorities