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The Department is pleased to announce the FY2014 Full-Service Community Schools Competition. The Department encourages applicants to review the documents on this page and other Full-Service Community Schools pages to learn more about this year’s competition.

FY 2014 Notice Inviting Applications

Application available: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Department of Education held Pre-Application Webinars on May 21 and May 30, 2014 for entities interested in submitting a FY 2014 application. Both webinars provided an opportunity for interested applicants to submit questions during the live presentations. Entities interested in applying for this opportunity should review the At-a-Glance, Application Package, Notice Inviting Applications, FY2014 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Pre-Application Power Point Presentation, and Pre-Application Webinar for the FY2014 Full-Service Community Schools Competition.

Deadline for notice of intent to apply: Closed

Notice of Intents Received: 233

Submitting an intent to apply is not mandatory. Applicants may submit an application for the Full-Service Community Schools grant regardless of whether or not they notified the Department of Education in advance of their intent to apply.

Deadline to submit applications: June 20, 2014

Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as otherwise noted in the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA), we will not accept your application if it is received--that is, date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system--after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. We do not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements. When we retrieve your application from Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are rejecting your application because it was date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date.

Deadline for intergovernmental review: July 7, 2014


CFDA Number: 84.215J

Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Program Description

The Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE), which is authorized by section 5411 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), supports nationally significant programs to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education at the State and local levels and help all children meet challenging academic content and academic achievement standards. The Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) program, which is funded under FIE, encourages coordination of academic, social, and health services through partnerships among(1) public elementary and secondary schools; (2) the schools’ local educational agencies (LEAs); and (3) community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, and other public or private entities.

Types of Projects

Full-Service Community Schools provide comprehensive academic, social, and health services for students, students’ family members, and community members that will result in improved educational outcomes for children. For the FY 2010 competition, 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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