Implementation Grant Requirements


Implementation grants are for new community schools, or for the expansion or continuation of existing community schools. Implementation Grant funding ranges from $100,000-$500,000/year per school (depending on school enrollment) for 5 years for districts that already have community schools.

Implementation grant funds may be used for the following:

  • Staffing, including Community School Coordinators
  • Support Services
  • Training/Support, including School Culture Efforts
  • Student, Family, and Community Engagement
  • Needs and Assets Assessments
  • Capacity Building 
  • Program and Funding Sustainability Planning 
  • Data Collection and Program Evaluations

SCUSD Community Schools funding is supporting the following at each of the community schools:

  • 1 FTE Community School Coordinator (Mental Health Coordinator/Specialist II)
  • 1.0 FTE School Nurse (0.5 FTE funded by the community schools grant)
  • 1 FTE Youth & Family Mental Health Advocate at High Schools
  • 0.5 FTE Youth & Family Mental Health Advocate at Middle Schools & K-8s
  • Needs & Assets Assessments
  • Ongoing Data Collection & Program Evaluation
  • Community Based Organization Support & Partnership
  • Professional Development
  • Supplies & Equipment for Engagement Activities

District funding supports 1 FTE School Social Worker, 0.5 FTE School Nurse and Expanded Learning programming, as required matching funds for the grant.