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Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS)

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution

Program Purpose:

Education and Workforce Development

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:

The Department made the decision to cancel the FY 2021 FSCS competition to allow more LEAs and nonprofits the opportunity to apply for this grant given COVID’s impact on schools and communities. The timing allows sites to more fully assess their needs and to better coordinate with the District’s funding available through the American Rescue Plan. The competition will resume in FY 2022, which will be able to support more communities in continuing to meet the needs of students and families as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to apply for the FY2022 Full-Service Community Schools competition and will share information as soon as the application period opens.

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Education


The Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) 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. The FSCS program was 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).

Types of Projects
FSCS 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.
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