Dept of Ed Opens Grant Applications for Fostering Diverse Schools Demonstration

May 15, 2023

Last week, the Department of Education opened applications for the federal Fostering Diverse Schools (FDS) program. The FDS provides competitive grants to LEAs, consortia of LEAs or one or more LEAs in partnership with a SEA to develop or implement and make publicly available as a resource for other LEAs and SEAs, school diversity plans that improve school conditions for student learning by supporting voluntary efforts to increase school socioeconomic diversity in preschool through grade 12.

The FDS program is intended to help build the capacity of LEAs to meet the needs of students, including academic, social, emotional and mental health by increasing access to and equity in diverse and inclusive learning environments. The department is seeking superintendents interested in applying. Applications are due July 7, and you can apply here.