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Charter Schools Program Grants for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools

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The Charter Schools Program held its most recent Replication and Expansion grant competition in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, awarding new grants to the top two rated applications, Democracy Prep Public Schools and KIPP Foundation.

For more information on the FY 2012 grantees, click here.
For more information on the FY 2011 grantees, click here.
For more information on the FY 2010 grantees, click here.
Information about the next competition: TBD

CFDA Number: 84.282M
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Charter Management Organization competition

Program Description

The purpose of the Charter Schools Program (CSP) is to increase the national understanding of the charter school model by (1) expanding the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the Nation by providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools, and (2) by evaluating the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, student academic achievement, staff and parents.

Under the Replication and Expansion for High-Quality Charter Schools competition, the CSP awards grants to eligible applicants, including non-profit charter management organizations. Eligible applicants must have demonstrated success, including success in increasing student academic achievement.

Grant funds may be used to expand enrollment of one or more existing charter schools by substantially increasing the number of available seats per school, or to open one or more new charter schools based on the model for which the eligible applicant has presented evidence of success.

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Last Modified: 02/06/2013