2023-24 Community Partnership School Planning Grant Opportunity
Up to 8 planning grants will be awarded to schools for the 2023-24 school year.
- Request for Application Available: Monday, September 4, 2023
- Deadline for Application Questions: Monday, September 18 by 5 p.m. EST
- Application Submission Deadline: Friday, October 13 by 11:59 p.m. EST
In addition to funding, school districts and communities will receive ongoing training and technical assistance for Community Partnership School planning, implementation and evaluation from the UCF Center for Community Schools.
About the Grant
Background: The Florida Legislature established the Community School Grant Program to fund and support the planning and implementation of Community Partnership Schools.
Community Partnership Schools provide comprehensive academic, social and healthcare services for students, staff, families and community members that result in improved outcomes for children. Coordination and alignment of services are based on identified student and family needs. Services are organized around results and outcomes are defined by the core partners.
Grant Information: The FY2023-24 Community School Grant Program must address critical education needs in under-performing public elementary or secondary schools by removing barriers to student learning and helping children meet challenging academic achievement standards using a community school strategy. The UCF Center for Community Schools will award up to 8 schools up to $80,000 each in planning grant funds to establish new Community Partnership Schools in Florida.
Monday, September 4, 2023 by 8 a.m.
Deadline for Application Questions
Monday, September 18 by 5 p.m.
Application Submission Deadline
Friday, October 13 by 11:59 p.m.
Award Notification to Applicants
Monday, November 13
Award Announcement on CCS Website
Friday, November 17
Application Review: All applications will be reviewed within 30 days of the submission deadline.
Award: The Community School Grant Program Grants Committee will select up to eight (8) successful applications. By Monday, November 13, 2023, applicants will be notified of the award decision. Award announcements will be posted on the UCF Center for Community Schools’ website by November 17, 2023.
Note: All applications must include the name, email address and phone number of a primary contact who can answer questions and discuss award information.
Community School Grant Program Webinar
Want to learn more about the 2023-24 Community School Grant Program? Head over to our YouTube Channel, and learn about the grant, application submission, review process, writing your narrative and more.
Grant Award and Support
Each awarded applicant will receive up to $80,000 in planning grant funds for the FY2023-24 school year. Awards must be used to establish a Community Partnership School and may support staff, supplies and/or other project needs outlined and approved by the UCF Center for Community Schools. Funding requires a 25% cost share of the full award amount. Partnership is responsible for securing cost share regardless of when the director is onboarded.
In addition to funding, school districts and partners will receive ongoing training and technical assistance for Community Partnership School planning, implementation, and evaluation from the UCF Center for Community Schools.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE TIMELINE
The grant application, budget illustrations, statements of work and other required documents must be submitted to the UCF Center for Community Schools by Friday, October 13, by 11:59 p.m. EST.
Visit the UCF Center for Community Schools for additional information about community schools or the Community Partnership Schools™ model.
Questions should be directed to Shannon Elliston.
Stay tuned for the 2023-24 Community School Grant Program request for applications.