Those eligible to apply for this grant include:
- State educational agencies (SEAs) in States with a State statute specifically authorizing the establishment of charter schools
- Authorized public chartering agencies
- Public and private nonprofit organizations with a mission that explicitly includes operating, supporting, or managing charter schools
- Public and private nonprofit organizations in partnership with an SEA, authorized public chartering agency, or a public or private nonprofit organization with a mission that explicitly includes supporting charter schools.
Eligible applicants may apply as a partnership or consortium and, if so applying, must comply with the requirements for group applications set forth in 34 CFR 75.127-75.129.
Eligible applicants that are charter schools may not have any significant compliance issues (as defined in the notice), including in the areas of student safety, financial management, civil rights, and statutory or regulatory compliance. In addition, to the extent that eligible applicants that are partnerships or consortia include charter schools, the lead applicant, each charter school operated or managed by the lead applicant and all partnership or consortium members, including, in the case of a charter management organization applicant (CMO), all charter schools managed by the CMO, must meet the definition of high-quality charter school (as defined in the notice).