Extended Learning and Integrated Student Supports (ELISS) Competitive Grant Program

On May 4, 2020 the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act, HB1043, was passed to allow the state of North Carolina to assist local governments, communities, families, workers, and other individuals and businesses in accessing federal relief and recovery funds related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In HB1043 Section 3.3(18) pg. 9-10 the legislation allocated $5 million for the Extended Learning and Integrated Student Supports Competitive Grant program.  However, since the original source of these funds were from the federal government in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, these funds have a limited period of availability in that all funds allocated must be incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020. Due to the adjusted language of HB1043 and timeframe for implementation, the FPMS Division created an ELISS Application Addendum for the 47 nonprofit organizations to adjust their previously submitted grant proposals to ensure expenditures incurred were due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 and to ensure all proposed extended learning and/or integrated student supports programs will be serving at-risk students whose learning has been negatively affected by COVID-19.

The ELISS Application Addendum was distributed to the 47 nonprofit organizations on May 27, 2020 with a final submission deadline of June 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT.  The FPMS Division in collaboration with the SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will score submitted Addendums by the end of June, with submission of recommended awardees in July to allow for the State Board of Education approval on August 6, 2020. 

ELISS Application Addendum

ELISS Application Addendum TA Webinar Slides

ELISS Application Addendum FAQs

HB1043 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act


For the 2019-20 school year, the General Assembly of North Carolina is anticipated to appropriate six million dollars ($6,000,000) from the At-Risk Student Services Alternative School Allotment for the Extended Learning and Integrated Student Supports (ELISS) Competitive Grant Program. The purpose of the Program is to fund high-quality, independently validated extended learning and integrated student support service programs for at-risk students that raise standards for student academic outcomes. Nonprofits and nonprofits working in collaboration with local school administrative units may participate in the ELISS program. Programs must serve one or more of the following student groups:

Nonprofits and nonprofits working in collaboration with local school administrative units may participate in the ELISS program.  Programs must serve one or more of the following student groups:

  1. At-risk students not performing at grade level as demonstrated by statewide assessments
  2. Students at-risk of dropout
  3. Students at-risk of school displacement due to suspension or expulsion as a result of anti-social behaviors.

Grant participants are eligible to receive grants for up to two years in an amount of up to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) each year. Grants must be matched on the basis of three dollars ($3.00) in grant funds for every one dollar ($1.00) in non-grant funds. Matching funds shall not include other State funds. Matching funds may include in-kind contributions. Matching funds may include in kind contributions for up to fifty percent (50%) of the required match.

2019-2020 RFP Guidance and Planning Worksheets

Notice of Intent Letter

Program Overview and Tentative Timeline

Frequently Asked Questions

Nonprofits interested in applying for an Extended Learning and Integrated Student Support grant should attend one of the Technical Assistance webinars to learn more about the ELISS program purpose, requirements, and application process.

Register for one of the webinars offered on Thursday, September 5, 2019:
Sep 5, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT -attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2222415766432337666
Sep 5, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT - attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5597583311681891842
Sept. 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT - attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3110430835227741443

Training on the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP)

The Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP) is a unified grants application and verification system that consists of two parts: the Planning Tool and the Funding Application. A valid NCID is required to access CCIP. If you do not have one, please CLICK HERE and register as a “Business” entity (required for nonprofit corporations).

For organizations that have NOT been trained on the system, hands-on training will be offered on September 9th, 18th and 25th, 2019. To register for a training session, CLICK HERE. Training is offered ONLY for organizations that have not been trained previously.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRAINING IS FOR HOW TO USE CCIP, NOT WHAT TO WRITE FOR THE COMPETITION.  After attending the hands-on training, you will receive a CCIP Access Request Form.  You will then be made “known” to the system, by submitting NCID usernames (NO password) and roles to NCDPI.  Additional information will be given at training.

Excerpt from Session Law 2017-57