Full-Service Community Schools Competitive Grant Program, U.S. Dept. of Ed – Jan 21

Posted by U.S. Department of Education on January 18, 2022

U.S. Department of Education Emphasizes Importance of Full-Service Community Schools Through Competitive Grant Program – the Department aims to scale the program to impact more children and families as communities respond to the pandemic.

On January 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education released the Notice of Proposed Priorities, definitions, and requirements for the Full-Service Community Schools competitive grant program and is launching a 30-day public comment period for the program. These proposed priorities align with the vision set forth by the Biden-Harris Administration and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in support of high-quality educational opportunities for all students and the important role of full-service community schools in providing wraparound and academic supports to students and families that are critical in their academic success. Full-service community schools work collaboratively with students’ families and leverage community-based resources to provide a tailored set of coordinated services and programs to a school community. Community schools meet student social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs through after school and summer learning and enrichment opportunities, as well as mental and physical health services. During the pandemic, community schools, for example, re-engaged students, hosted vaccine clinics, provided meals, and secured technology to ensure students can access remote learning.

University-Assisted, Full-Service Community Schools (Part 1): Panel Discussion between Current Grantees, January 21, 2022, 10:00 AM. In this first event about the Full-Service Community Schools grant program, current grantees will discuss their successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

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In Part 2 — Friday, February 18th, 2022, 10:00 AM — we will have a conversation with leaders from U.S. Department of Education about the expected changes to the FSCS grant program and specific possibilities for UACS initiatives in the upcoming grant cycle.

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