2022-23 Community School Grant Program

Up to 7 planning grants will be awarded to schools for the 2022-23 school year.

  • Request for Proposal Available: Monday, August 1, 2022
  • Deadline for application questions: Monday, August 15, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. EST
  • Application Submission Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. EST

 
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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 2022-23 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 seven (7) schools up to $80,000 each in planning grant funds to establish new Community Partnership Schools in Florida.

AWARD TIMELINE

Monday, August 1, 2022

Request for Proposal Available

Monday, August 15, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. EST

Deadline for application questions

Friday, September 9, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. EST

Application Submission Deadline

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 seven (7) successful applications. By Friday, October 21, 2022, applicants will be notified of the award decision and the award announcements will be posted on the UCF Center for Community Schools main page.

Note: All applications must include the name, email address and phone number of a contact who can answer questions and discuss award information.

Community School Grant Program Webinar

Want more information about the Community School Grant Program? Watch this webinar for more information about the grant, application submission, review process, writing your narrative and more.

GRANT AWARD AND SUPPORT

Each successful applicant will receive up to $80,000 in planning grant funds for the 2022-23 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% match of full award amount. Partnership is responsible for securing match regardless of when the director is onboarded.

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.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE TIMELINE

The grant application, budget illustrations, statements of work and other required documents must be submitted using an online application platform available here by Friday, September 9, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. EST.

A PDF version of the Request for Proposal (RFP) can be accessed and downloaded here. Note: All applications must be submitted via the online application platform.

Other Information

For additional information about the UCF Center for Community Schools, community schools or the Community Partnership Schools™ model, please visit our website.

Questions should be directed to LaQuinte.Campbell@ucf.edu.

Coming Soon

Stay tuned for the 2022-23 Community School Grant Program application.

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