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Quick Facts

  • 2012 - Founding year of Evans Community School in Orlando
  • 2014 - Founding year of the Center for Community Schools and Child Welfare Innovation
  • 2014 - Founding year of Evans Wellness Cottage at Evans Community School in Orlando
  • $1.5 Million - 2016-17 Florida legislative budget allocation to fund community schools
  • 3 - Number of Community School Planning Grants awarded in 2014-15

Mailing Address

Center for Community Schools
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
Health and Public Affairs I
12805 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32826-2200

Phone: 407-823-2723
Fax: 407-823-0744

Apply for a Grant

FY 2015-16 Community School Implementation Grant Notification 

Applications Available:        October 12, 2015

Intent-to-Apply Due:            October 16, 2015

Applications Due:                November 13, 2015

Application Review:             November 13 - November 27, 2015

Award Determination:          December 3, 2015


The Center for Community Schools will award implementation grants to three (3) Florida community schools to support the operational phase of community school development. The 2015 Florida Community School Implementation Grant will help to address critical education and community needs by improving the quality of elementary and secondary education and helping all children meet challenging academic achievement standards through a community school strategy. 

Implementation grant priority will be given to the three (3) funded FY14-15 Community School Planning Grant Awardees: Gulfside Elementary School, Endeavor Elementary School and C.A. Weis Elementary School. Others will be considered only if funding is available after the other three are reviewed and funding decisions are made. 

Grant applications require responses to four detail categories (Committed Partnership, Project Details, Goals and Evaluation, Diversified and Leveraged Budget).


Implementation Grant Intent-to-Apply form. Schools must complete and submit an Intent-to-Apply no later than Friday, October 16, 2015.

Implementation Grant Application.

Implementation Grant Feedback form. This form will serve as a guide to grant reviewers and will frame applicant feedback.


We are proud of this collaboration that brings additional resources to benefit the health and wellness of our students most in need.
— Brian Binggeli, Superintendent,  Brevard Public Schools
Technical assistance from UCF will determine the noneducational barriers and resources needed for students to be more successful.
— Tim Putman, Executive Director,  Western Division of Children's Home Society of Florida
The community school movement continues to grow because folks are looking at their schools and realizing that the only way to get young people the opportunities they deserve is through partnership with the community.
— Martin Blank,  Director, Coalition for Community Schools and President of the Institute for Educational Leadership
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