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

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Laws, Regulations, and Guidance

  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)

  • Education Department General Administrative Regulations

  • Grant regulations related to this program can be found in parts 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 97, 98, and 99.

  • Charter Schools Program Non-Regulatory Guidance download files MS Word (203 KB)

  • The non-regulatory guidance addresses questions the Department receives regarding various provisions of the CSP statute and provides examples of ways to implement it.

  • Title I Requirements on Charter Schools Non-Regulatory Guidance download files MS Word (739KB)

  • The impact of Title I requirements (under the No Child Left Behind Act) on charter schools addresses issues relating to charter school accountability and charter school lotteries.

  • Allocating Funds to Charter Schools

  • Guidance on how State and Local Education Agencies allocate funds to charter schools that are opening for the first time or significantly expanding their enrollment.

  • Diversity Guidance download files PDF (168KB)

  • Guidance on the voluntary use of race to achieve diversity and avoid racial isolation in elementary and secondary school from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

  • Frequently Asked Questions on the use of CSP funds to support preschool education download files Ms Word (45KB)

  • Frequently Asked Questions regarding the circumstances under which CSP funds may be used for grants that support preschool education in charter schools, under new authority in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014.


Application Guidance

  • Example Notice Inviting Application for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CFDA 84.282M)

  • This example notice inviting application provides detailed information about the Replication and Expansion Charter Schools Program grant (CFDA 84.282M). For up to date information on this grant competition and any current notices please visit and search under CFDA 84.282 for current opportunities.

    The U.S. Secretary of Education was authorized to award grants for this competition (Catalog of Domestic Assistance number 84.282M) in 2010 under 20 U.S.C. 7221-7221j; Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, Division D, title LIII, Pub. L. 111-117.

    The link to the 2011 notice that appeared in the Federal Register and provided detailed information about the grant is:

  • Charter School Program Assurances for Replication and Expansion Grantees download files PDF (86KB)

  • Replication and Expansion grant applications under the CSP must contain the assurances as outlined in this document.

Last Modified: 07/13/2015