Arkansas Department of Education 2018-2019 Fall Release Joint Use Agreement Grant RFP

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The Arkansas Department of Education's Office of School Health Services is pleased to announce the request for proposal (RFP) for the Arkansas Joint Use Agreement (JUA) Grant.  The JUA program intends to aid public schools to join efforts with community leaders and local non-profit organizations to improve the health opportunities for students and other members of the community.


Grant funds are to be used to aid schools in the adoption of a stand-alone joint use school board policy and the implementation of formal collaborative partnerships with community entities.  The purpose of the joint use agreement program is to enhance student/community lives through increased opportunities for physical activity to reduce the incidence of obesity.


 A joint use agreement is a formal written agreement between an Arkansas public school and one or more separate entities to collaborate by setting forth the terms and conditions for shared use of public property.  A joint use agreement outlines the parameters for non-school entities to use public school facilities/grounds¬≠¬≠¬≠ and/or for public schools to use non-school facilities/grounds.


 The applying Arkansas public school must act as the lead grantee and the fiscal agent for the grant funds awarded.


The Arkansas Joint Use Agreement Grant Guidelines and Application are attached to this Commissioner's Memo.  Also, attached to this memo are the Grant Technical Review Form and the Grant Scoring Rubric. The original application and three (3) copies must be received by the Arkansas Department of Education no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday January 9, 2019.  Incomplete, faxed or electronic submissions will not be accepted. Applicants should mail or deliver applications to:


Arkansas Department of Education

ATTN:  Brittany Rogers, Grants Manager 

School Health Services 

Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #14

Little Rock, AR 72201


An optional online technical assistance grant writing webinar will be offered for those interested in the Arkansas JUA Grant. This webinar will be held Friday, November 2, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Pre-registration for the webinar is required. Use the link below to register for the webinar.


For questions regarding the information provided in this memo or other school health programming, please contact the School Health Services Office at 501-683-3604.

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