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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

What's New

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program has just announced the 2014 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion. This program is designed to assist non-profit charter management organizations, and other entities that are not for-profit entities, in replicating or expanding high-quality charter schools with demonstrated records of success. Applicants must have experience operating more than one high-quality charter school. Descriptions of the previous grantees from 2010 - 2012 can be found at


  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 21, 2014
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: October 3, 2014

For more information, see the "Applicant Info" page.

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

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: 06/20/2014