ESEA: The Promise Neighborhoods and Full-Service Community Schools Programs [Updated August 25, 2020] [open pdf - 467KB]
From the Document: "The Promise Neighborhoods and Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) programs are authorized under the Community Support for School Success (CSSS) subpart (Title IV-F-2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), most recently and comprehensively reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA; P.L. 114-95). Both programs were previously authorized through the annual appropriations process using authority available to create programs of national significance under the ESEA Fund for the Improvement of Education (formerly Title V-D-1). The Promise Neighborhoods program was initially created through the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2010 (Division D, Title III of P.L. 111-117). The FSCS program was initially created as a demonstration program through the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2008 (Division G, Title III of P.L. 110-161). CSSS has two purposes. The first is to 'significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children living in the most distressed communities in the United States.' The second purpose is to 'provide support for the planning, implementation, and operation of full-service community schools' that improve services for children and their families, particularly those attending high-poverty schools. Both the Promise Neighborhoods and FSCS programs are designed to provide pipeline services, which deliver a 'continuum of coordinated supports, services, and opportunities,' to children in distressed communities."
CRS In Focus, IF11196
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/