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Full-Service Community Schools Program (FSCS)

CFDA Number: CFDA Number 84.215J
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Program Office:Full-Service Community Schools Program

What’s New

On June 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education announced the FY 2018 Full-Service Community Schools Program grant competition. The awards will help encourage coordination of academic, social, and health services through a consortium of (1) public elementary and secondary schools; (2) local educational agencies; (3) the Bureau of Indian Education; and (4) community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and other public or private entities. For more information about how to apply for a FSCS grant, visit the Application Info and Eligibility page https://innovation.ed.gov/what-we-do/parental-options/full-service-community-schools-program-fscs/applicant-info-and-eligibility/.

Information about current funded grantees can be found on the Awards page.

Program Description

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.

Contact

Michelle Johnson Armstrong
US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, 4W214
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 205-1729
(800) USA-LEARN