Gearing up for the FSCS Grant!

The Full Service Community Schools Grant Program

Just announced: 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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Applications for New Awards are now open - apply now for the Full-Service Community Schools Program!

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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. 


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

Learn More at our FSCS Webinar Series:

Join the Institute for Educational Leadership and the Coalition for Community Schools as we host “Ready, Set, Apply! An FSCS Grant Series” to share knowledge and help prepare you to apply for the Department of Education’s Full-Service Community Schools Grant! Last week, at our first session overviewing the grant, 88% of participants shared that the session increased their understanding of what is required to apply for the Full-Service Community Schools Grant.

Each of the remaining sessions will include current and former grant recipients who will be discussing their experience applying for the grant. Topics of discussion will include project design and partnerships, continuous improvement, evaluation, and budgeting.

Each of the remaining sessions will take place virtually on Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm (EST). Click below to register for each one:

    • 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 (REGISTER NOW)

      • Panelist:
        • 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 - and click here to see the slides:

Read our Public Comment on the Priorities