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

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

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The U.S. Department of Education (Department) awarded 15 grants under the FY 2016 Replication and Expansion for High-Quality Charter Schools competition. The total amount for year one requests is $16,390,836, and the total amount recommended over five years is $126,200,838. The Department funds these grants with the intention of supporting the opening of approximately 167 new charter schools and supporting the expansion projects of approximately 17 open charter schools.

For more information about these awards, visit the Awards page. Please note the FY 2016 application narratives and technical review forms will be posted in October.

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.

Last Modified: 09/26/2016