Applicant Info and Eligibility

Applicant Information

FY 2023 FDS Notice Inviting Applications (NIA)

Application available in the Federal Register on May 8, 2023

FY 2023 FDS Competition Timeline

NIA Available: May 8, 2023

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications:  July 7, 2023

FY 2023 FDS Application Instructions

The FDS Application Package is available for applicants to download and use as a guide only. This document can also be found on  Unless the applicant qualifies for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, all FDS grant applications must be submitted electronically via

FY 2023 FDS Application Instructions: PDF

FY 2023 FDS Pre-Application Webinars

All of our pre-application webinars have passed.  Please view the webinar slides and a recording from one of our presentations below. 

Competition Overview Webinar:  

View the slides here: PDF 

Recording Part 1 

Recording Part 2 

Recording Part 3 

Recording Part 4 

Recording Part 5 

Recording Part 6 


Who May Apply: (by category) Local Education Agencies

Who May Apply: (specifically)- A local educational agency, or consortium of such agencies where appropriate, or one or more LEAs in partnership with a SEA is eligible to receive a grant.


Application Brochure- The 2023 Application brochure outlines key elements of the grant competition.