The Division of
Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), School Health Services office is
pleased to announce the Arkansas Joint Use Agreement (JUA) Grant Request for
use is the practice of allowing use of public school buildings and/or grounds
by non-public school entities and/or vice versa. A JUA is a collaborative
agreement between a school and local government or non-profit entity, setting
forth the terms and conditions for shared use of public property/facility. JUAs
are formed to meet the shared goals and needs of the school and community,
while focusing on maximizing resources and increasing opportunities for
physical activity. Through the shared use of space, schools and communities see
a fiscal benefit while providing added amenities and services for students and
Arkansas public school districts are eligible to apply. The joint use
partnership must be between an individual school district and a local
government agency or non-profit organization. The applying Arkansas public
school must act as the lead grantee and fiscal agent for the grant funds
awarded. The Joint Use Agreement grant funds are not intended to create new
programs, but rather to increase access to existing recreational facilities.
Arkansas Joint Use Agreement Grant Guidelines, Application template, and Budget
Narrative are attached to this commissioner's memo.
Districts should submit completed applications as a single PDF file to Ade.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received on or before Friday, January 5, 2024.