U.S. Dept. of Education Proposes $413 Million Budget Increase for Community School Grant Program
In response to COVID-19 and the president's proposed FY22 budget, the U.S. Department of Education has released a Notice of Proposed Priorities which includes a budget increase of $413 million for the Full Service Community Schools Competitive Grant Program.
Since 2010, the program has supported 55 distinct communities in all regions of the country. If approved, this budget increase would expand the capacity of the program to serve up to 2.5 million students, families, and community members in an estimated 800 new community schools.
“The last two years have taught us how critical schools can be in providing wraparound supports to students and families—such as access to mental health services, basic needs, and high-quality academic instruction. When schools are at the center of our neighborhoods and communities, children, youth, and families benefit," said Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona."
To read the full press release, visit: https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-emphasizes-importance-full-service-community-schools-through-competitive-grant-program