Full-Service Community Schools Program (FSCS)


Discretionary/Competitive Grants

School Choice and Improvement Programs

What’s New?

Fiscal Year 2022 FSCS Grant Application:

The Department published the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria (NFP) and notice inviting applications (NIA) in the Federal Register on July 13, 2022.  Please visit the FY 2022 FSCS Program Application and Competition webpage for information and resources related to the funding opportunity.  FY 2022 FSCS grant awards will be announced by December 31, 2022.

Community Schools Learning Series:

The Department is working with external colleagues to offer a learning series on community schools.  Please check back for updates on upcoming sessions and registration information.  When available, the recordings of previous sessions will be available on our General Resources webpage.

Program Overview

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 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;
  • accelerated learning 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.
  • Jane Hodgdon
    Full-Service Community Schools Program
    Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Ave SW
    Washington, DC 20202