Eligible applicants may include Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and/or Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Indian Tribe or Tribal organization, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, city or county government agencies, for-profit corporations, and other public or private entities, or a consortium of two or more of such agencies, organizations, or entities.

The eligible applicants will provide assurance that the proposed program was developed and will be carried out in active collaboration with the schools the students attend. Eligible applicants are those who meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Serve students, and the families of those students, who attend schools that have 40% or greater free/reduced lunch. Applicants may use any month within the fiscal year of the competitive process up to the month in which the grant application is due.
  2. Serve students who attend schools operating as Title I schoolwide programs.
  3. Schools that have been identified for comprehensive or targeted support by the NDDPI.