Full-Service Community Schools Program (FSCS)
CFDA Number: CFDA Number 84.215J
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Program Office:Full-Service Community Schools Program
On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education announced and published in the Federal Register, a Notice Inviting Applications for the FY 2019 Full-Service Community Schools Program discretionary grant competition. Additional competition information is available on the FY19 FSCS Competition link.
If you are interested in applying and serving as a peer reviewer for the FY19 FSCS grant competition, additional information is available here.
The Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) program is re-authorized under Title IV through Community Support for School Success, sections 4621-4623 and 4625 (a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA). This program provides support for the planning, implementation, and operation of full-service community schools that improve the coordination, integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families, particularly for children attending high-poverty schools, including high-poverty rural schools.
Types of Projects
Full-Service Community Schools provide comprehensive academic, social, and health services for students, students’ family members, and community members that will result in improved educational outcomes for children. These services may include: high-quality early learning programs and service; remedial education, aligned with academic supports and other enrichment activities, providing students with a comprehensive academic program; family engagement, including parental involvement, parent leadership, family literacy, and parent education programs; mentoring and other youth development programs; community service and service learning opportunities; programs that provide assistance to students who have been chronically absent, truant, suspended, or expelled; job training and career counseling services; nutrition services and physical activities; primary health and dental care; activities that improve access to and use of social service programs and programs that promote family financial stability; mental health services; and adult education, including instruction of adults in English as a second language.