Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants to Non-State Educational Agency (Non-SEA)



  • Award Min: $140,000.00
  • Award Max: $200,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Jun 06, 2012

1. Eligible Applicants: (a) Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation grants (CFDA number 84.282B): A developer that has (1) applied to an authorized public chartering authority to operate a charter school; and (2) provided adequate and timely notice to that authority under section 5203(d)(3) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7221b(d)(3)). In accordance with section 5203(d)(3) of the ESEA, an applicant for a pre-charter planning grant may include, in section V of its application, a request for a waiver from the Secretary of the requirement that the eligible applicant provide its authorized public chartering authority timely notice, and a copy, of its application for CSP funds (20 U.S.C. 7221b(d)(3)). Note: Section 5210 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7221i(2)) defines a Developer as an individual or group of individuals (including a public or private nonprofit organization), which may include teachers, administrators and other school staff, parents, or other members of the local community in which a charter school project will be carried out. The charter school must be located in a State with a State statute specifically authorizing the establishment of charter schools and in which the SEA elects not to participate in the CSP or does not have an application approved under the CSP. (b) Dissemination grants (CFDA number 84.282C): Charter schools, as defined in section 5210(1) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7221i(1)), that have been in operation for at least three consecutive years and have demonstrated overall success, including-- (1) Substantial progress in improving student academic achievement; (2) High levels of parent satisfaction; and (3) The management and leadership necessary to overcome initial start-up problems and establish a thriving, financially viable charter school. Note: Consistent with section 5204(f)(6) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7221c(f)(6)), a charter school may apply for funds to carry out dissemination activities, whether or not the charter school previously applied for or received funds under the CSP for planning, program design, or implementation. Note: These competitions (CFDA numbers 84.282B and 84.282C) are limited to eligible applicants in States in which the SEA does not have an approved application under the CSP (or will not have an approved application as of October 1, 2012). The following States currently have approved applications under the CSP: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Eligible applicants, including charter schools, located in States with currently approved CSP applications that are interested in participating in the CSP should contact the SEA for information related to the State's CSP subgrant competition. Further information is available at

The Purposes Of The CSP Are To Increase National Understanding Of The Charter School Model By Expanding The Number Of High-quality Charter Schools Available To Students Across The Nation; Providing Financial Assistance For The Planning, Program Design, And Initial Implementation Of Charter Schools; And Evaluating The Effects Of Charter Schools, Including Their Effects On Students, Student Academic Achievement, Staff, And Parents.

Additional Info:
Dates of Pre-Application Webinars: 1. April 24, 2012, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 2. April 26, 2012, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 3. May 3, 2012, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and 4. May 9, 2012, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (all times are Washington, DC time). LaShawndra Thornton, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 4W257, Washington, DC 20202-5970. Telephone: (202) 453-5617 or by email: