Funding for Schools

AmeriCorps State Formula Grants

Awards formula funding through a governor-appointed State or Territory Service Commission to single state programs that engage AmeriCorps members to build capacity, expand services, and help communities address their needs through service and volunteer activities. Focuses service projects on six areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures. Includes service projects related to substance misuse. Supports evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions, practices, and program models.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

Provides grants and direct loans to assist rural areas with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing equipment, paying for related project costs, and purchasing, improving, or constructing essential community facilities. Examples of essential community facilities include healthcare facilities, public facilities, community support services, public safety services, educational services, utility services, and local food systems.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
E-Rate Program: The Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism

Offers discounts to help schools and libraries with costs towards eligible data transmission services, internet access, internal connections, managed internal broadband services, and basic maintenance of internal connections.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)

Creates community learning centers to run after-school programs for students in high-poverty or low-performing schools. Provides academic programs to help students meet standards in core academic subjects, like math and reading, along with a variety of enrichment programs, such as drug and violence prevention programs. Funding is awarded to states, who distribute grants locally through state grant competitions.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program

Provides students with improved access to a well-rounded education, better school conditions for student learning, and increased use of technology to raise academic achievement and digital literacy. Includes alcohol and drug education and prevention efforts as well as professional development and training for school personnel and community members to identify and address substance misuse.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) Inactive

Makes federal funding available through 2 initiatives to rural school districts that may have difficulty receiving awards through competitive grants due to a lack of resources. Each initiative supports student achievement and provides not only basic school programs, such as enhancing curriculum or instruction in schools, but also a range of student support and enrichment activities and services, which may include substance use education and prevention programs.

Application Deadline: May 10, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Inactive

Supports the implementation of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) public health model in primary care, community health settings, and schools, with the goal of increasing screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use among children, adolescents, and adults. Assists with integrating SBIRT into routine healthcare and other encounters and enhancing system-level approaches to reduce alcohol and substance use and its negative health impacts among individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) and those at risk for SUD.

Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
AmeriCorps State and National Native Nations Grants Inactive

Awards funding to tribes and tribal organizations to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions and practices to strengthen tribal communities.

Application Deadline: Apr 5, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Tribal Behavioral Health Grants (Native Connections) Inactive

Aims to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance misuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian and Alaska Native youth through age 24. Supports tribal communities in building and sustaining infrastructure for behavioral health systems that will positively impact AI/AN youth by successfully integrating culture, resources, and readiness to address suicide and substance misuse among the target population.

Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2024
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Replacement and Expansion Opportunity Inactive

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older to serve as experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or children who would benefit from the one-on-one attention. Volunteers serve in various settings, including schools, Head Start programs, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers.

Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Farm to School Grant Program Inactive

Assists schools and other eligible entities with developing, establishing, and maintaining farm to school programs. Supports a wide range of training, planning, implementation, and operational activities in order to increase student access to local food in schools. Facilitates collaboration between schools, local agricultural producers, and other community partners and promotes educational opportunities related to nutrition and local food systems.

Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2024
Sponsor: USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
AmeriCorps State and National Grants Inactive

Provides competitive funding to organizations that engage AmeriCorps members to build capacity, expand services, and help communities address their needs through service and volunteer activities. Supports evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions, practices, and program models.

Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program (FASLP) Inactive

Provides funding to enhance or expand existing farm to school initiatives and other food and agriculture experiential learning initiatives, especially in underserved and rural areas. Seeks to reduce food loss and waste, improve food quality and children's nutrition, and promote knowledge of agriculture by engaging schools directly with local and regional agricultural producers and other parts of the food system.

Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2023
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) Program Inactive

Funds new full-service community schools (FSCS) programs or further development to existing programs, which includes support for planning, implementation, operation, and coordination for programs in high poverty urban and rural areas. FSCS programs provide comprehensive academic, social, and health services for students, students' family members, and community members that are designed to improve education outcomes for children.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 7, 2023
Application Deadline: Aug 8, 2023
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Project Prevent Grant Program Inactive

Funds to develop and implement community- and school-based strategies to prevent and mitigate the harm of community violence. Strengthens school's capacity to prevent violence and address trauma, anxiety, depression, delinquency, and other physical, psychological, and emotional harms related to students' exposure to violence. Helps schools provide training, staff, and resources to increase students' access to culturally adapted, trauma-informed mental health services and other supports.

Application Deadline: Oct 5, 2022
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Economic Impact Initiative Grants Inactive

Offers grants to assist small, financially distressed rural communities with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing, constructing, and improving eligible facilities. Aims to promote public safety, lower taxes, and increase economic and community development by helping manufacturers and other businesses build or grow their operations in rural communities.

Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2022
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
AmeriCorps Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Program Inactive

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older for service projects implementing evidence-based programs and models to strengthen communities. Focuses on capacity building in 6 focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Prioritizes funding for 9 topics, including access to care for opioid abuse. Seeks to prevent or reduce prescription drug and opioid abuse through health education and increasing healthcare access. Offers seniors a variety of service activities and flexible work commitments, ranging from a few hours to a maximum of forty hours per week.

Application Deadline: Sep 3, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
School Climate Transformation Grant – Local Educational Agency Grants (SCTG-LEA) Program Inactive

Enhances school climate, creating safer, healthier, more engaging and supportive environments for students. Supports the development and implementation of programs using evidence-based multi-tiered frameworks to improve learning conditions and behavioral outcomes and provides training and technical assistance to schools. Prioritizes local educational agencies (LEAs) in rural and tribal areas and gives competitive preference to projects that address the prevention and the impacts of opioid misuse.

Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)