Full Service Community Schools Program

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Program Office:Full-Service Community Schools Program

CFDA Number: CFDA Number 84.215J
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the award of nearly $6 million in Full-Service Community Schools grants to 12 organizations in 10 states. The awards will help encourage a coordinated and integrated set of comprehensive academic, social, and health services that respond to the needs of its students, their families, and community members.

Successful applicants for the 2015 Full-Service Community Schools program are listed below.

Organization State Score
(w/o CPP)
CPP Total Average Raw Score Funding
(Years 1-5)
Young Mens Christian Association Long Beach CA 96 0 96 $2,499,334
Paterson Public School District NJ 96 0 96 $2,499,640
Austin Voices for Education and Youth TX 96 0 96 $2,482,865
Columbia College Chicago IL 95.33 0 95.33 $2,482,479
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County NY 95 0 95 $2,495,827
Mercer Street Friends NJ 94.67 0 94.67 $2,217,867
Children and Families First DE 93.67 0 93.67 $2,492,274
West Chicago Elementary IL 93 0 93 $2,310,713
Homewood Children’s Village PA 93 0 93 $2,499,633
New London Public Schools CT 92.67 0 92.67 $2,434,535
Lowell Public Schools MA 92.33 0 92.33 $2,493,911
Mary Rigg Center IN 92 0 92 $2,275,690

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. 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.

Last Modified: 08/07/2015