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Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant Competitions

CSP administers eight grant competitions described in the chart provided below. Click on the name of each program for more detailed information.

Name ID Number Description
Charter Schools Program State Educational Agency (SEA) Grants 84.282A This program provides funds to plan and start new charter schools and disseminate information about existing charters in states with charter school laws. The U.S. Department of Education makes grants directly to a state’s department of education (or comparable state department), which then subgrants the funds to charter schools within its state. This program receives the largest portion of any CSP grant competition.
Charter Schools Program Non-State Educational Agency (non-SEA) Grants 84.282B This program allows individual charter schools to apply directly to the Department for start-up funds. Applicants must be from charter schools in states in which the SEA does not have an approved application from CSP under 84.282A (or will not have an approved application under 84.282A) as of the start date for the grant. Click here for more information about where to apply for start-up money.
Charter Schools Program Non-State Educational Agency (Non-SEA) Dissemination Grants 84.282C This program provides funds for established charter schools to disseminate information about their best practices. As with 84.282 B, applicants must be from charter schools in states in which the SEA does not have an approved application from CSP under 84.282A (or will not have an approved application under 84.282A) as of the start date for the grant. Click here for more information about where to apply for start-up money.
Charter Schools Program Grants for Replications and Expansion of High-Quality Charter 84.282M This program provides funds to non-profits, including charter management organizations, to replicate and expand high-quality charter schools.
National Leadership Activities Grants 84.282N This program provides funds for eligible non-profit organizations to run charter school projects of national significance.
Charter School Exemplary Collaboration Awards 84.282P This program awards high-quality public charter schools that partner with non-chartered public schools and non-chartered Local Education Agencies to share best educational and operational practices, and to disseminate information about these practices. The funds must be used to continue or expand the collaborations, as well as for dissemination.
Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program 84.354A Grants are available to public and private non-profit entities to enable them to help charter schools enhance their credit so that they can secure financial capital to buy, construct, renovate, or lease appropriate school facilities. Individual charter schools can click here for a list of grant recipients who may be able to help them with credit enhancement.
State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants 84.282D Grants are available to help states establish or enhance and administer "per-pupil facilities aid" for charter schools, which allows states to make payments for charter school facilities based on a formula that takes into account the number of pupils enrolled.

 
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