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Applicant Info and Eligibility

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Applicant Information

The FY 2018 FSCS Notice Inviting Applications was posted in the Federal Register on June 13, 2018. The application package can be found here. (NOTE: IF YOU DOWNLOADED THE APPLICATION PACKAGE EARLIER THAN JUNE 14, 2018, 2pm EST, YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED VERSION OF THE APPLICATION PACKAGE.

FY 2018 FSCS Competition Timeline:

  • Pre-Application Webinar: June 20, 2018
  • Intent to Apply: June 28, 2018
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 13, 2018

Pre-Application Webinar

On June 20, 2018, the Department hosted a pre-application webinar for applicants interested in applying for a FY 2018 Full-Service Community School grant and to hear information regarding the application process. You can access the recorded webinar using the following link:

The PowerPoint is accessible here.

Previous Competitions

To learn more about the previous competition, please visit the below link.



Who May Apply:

Eligible applicants: To be eligible for a grant under the FY2018 Full-Service Community Schools competition, an applicant must be a consortium ofโ€”
(a) (i) One or more LEAs; or

    (ii) The Bureau of Indian Education; and

(b) one or more community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, or other public or private entities.

A consortium must comply with the provisions governing group applications in 34 CFR 75.127 through 75.129 of EDGAR.

    Cost Sharing or Matching: To be eligible for an award, a portion of the services provided by the applicant must be supported through non-Federal contributions, either in cash or in-kind donations. The applicant must propose the amount of cash or in-kind resources to be contributed for each year of the grant. The Bureau of Indian Education may meet the matching requirement using funds from other Federal sources.

Planning: Interagency collaborative efforts are highly complex undertakings that require extensive planning and communication among partners and key stakeholders. Partnerships should be based on identified needs and organized around a set of mutually-defined results and outcomes. Applicants under the Full-Service Community Schools program may devote funds received during the first year of the project period to comprehensive program planning, establishing results-focused partnerships, and capacity building. Funding received by grantees during the remainder of the project period must be devoted to program implementation. A memorandum of understanding between the applicant and all partner entities, describing the role each partner will assume, the services or resources each one will provide, and the desired results and outcomes.