family and community engagement grants

The best school leaders and teachers understand their students’ and communities’ unique needs. They work best when given the trust, freedom, flexibility, and support to serve those needs. Active parent and community engagement are essential to establish levers of support for every student.

To aid schools serving all Atlanta Public Schools (APS) students, we launched our Family and Community Engagement Grant (F.A.C.E.). We believe parent and community engagement is one factor that will help advance our mission of every child in every community receiving a great K-12 public education.

The Application for the Family and Community Engagement Grant is Now Closed.

What is the Family and Community Engagement Grant?

  • redefinED atlanta is investing up to $150,000 to launch the Family and Community Engagement Grant. This Fund will support schools with being able to establish, build, and strengthen their family and community engagement efforts throughout the 22-23 school year.
  • Eligible schools will be able to apply for up to $15,000 to support their broader family engagement plans for the entire 22-23 school year.
  • We believe supporting your school’s broader family engagement strategy will lead to a more lasting impact with your family engagement efforts and thereby support your efforts to support student outcomes.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Any APS Title 1 school and Title 1 schools serving APS students are eligible to apply for funding.  
  • Eligible schools can apply for up to $15,000 in funding.

How It Works!

  • The application window is now open and remain open through July 15, 2022. 
  • This is not a rolling application. 
  • redefinED atlanta will review all applications after July 15, 2022.
  • We will conduct interviews during the first week of August, and notify schools of their grant status by Aug. 12, 2022.
  • redefinED atlanta will provide technical support for schools that are awarded funding. This technical support will include planning to support engagement efforts beyond the 2022-2023 school year.