Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) Program
Letter of Intent
Feb 1, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Facilitates the coordination of academic, social, and health services to support elementary and secondary-education students and their families in areas that can impact education and foster academic achievement, including mental health services and primary healthcare. Develops partnerships between public, charter, or private schools, and community-based organizations, nonprofits, and other organizations with a stake in quality education. Gives priority to rural and low-income school districts.
Proposals must include strategies to address at least 3 of the following pipeline services:
- High-quality early childhood education programs
- High-quality school and out-of-school-time programs and strategies
- Support for a child's transition to elementary school, from elementary school to middle school, from middle school to high school, and from high school into and through postsecondary education and into the workforce, including any comprehensive readiness assessment determined necessary
- Family and community engagement and supports, which may include engaging or supporting families at school or at home
- Activities that support postsecondary and workforce readiness, which may include job training, internship opportunities, and career counseling
- Community-based support for students who have attended the schools in the area served by the pipeline, or students who are members of the community, facilitating their continued connection to the community and success in postsecondary education and the workforce
- Social, health, nutrition, and mental health services and supports
- Juvenile crime prevention and rehabilitation programs
Amount of Funding
Award ceiling: $2,500,000
Award floor: $75,000
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 30
Estimated total program funding: $13,700,000
Applicants must provide matching funds for a portion of the project.
Who Can Apply
Applicants must be a consortium of one or more local education agencies (LEAs), or the Bureau of Indian Education, and one or more community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, or other public or private entities.
To receive a rural priority consideration, applicants must include an LEA that is currently eligible under the Small, Rural School Achievement Program (SRSA) or the Rural and Low-Income School Program (RLIS) initiatives of the U.S. Department of Education Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP).
What This Program Funds
New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing
Letter of intent requested but not required.
Pre-Application webinar 1
January 27, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern
Call: 202-991-0393, 914050638#
Participant code: 914050638#
Pre-Application webinar 2
February 3, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern
Call: 202-991-0393, 908055244#
Participant code: 908055244#
For programmatic or technical
Past awards communities have received are described on the program website.
One rural community who received funding is Lancaster County Partners for Youth in Lancaster, South Carolina. Funds were awarded to provide healthcare services, education, social support, and more to local students and families.
Topics This Program Addresses
Education and Training • Schools • Social Services