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Charter Schools Program State Educational Agencies (SEA) Grant

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CFDA Number: 84.282A
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Charter Schools, Public Charter Schools Program, CSP

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UPDATE: The deadline for applying to be a peer reviewer has been extended to Friday, May 29, 2015 by COB.

The Office of Innovation and Improvement, is seeking individuals to serve as peer reviewers for the FY 2015 Charter Schools Program (CSP) State Educational Agency grant competition.

For additional information on who we are seeking as peer reviewers and the requirements, please see our full SEA CALL FOR PEER REVIEWERS.

If you would like to be considered as a peer reviewer, please click here and complete the Peer Reviewer Application Form, after completing the form you will be prompted to send your resume and contact information via email with the subject heading “FY2015 CSP SEA PEER REVIEWER” to the email address provided in the Peer Reviewer Application Form. UPDATE: You must complete both steps by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015 to be considered as an FY 2015 CSP SEA peer reviewer. Please do not exceed the five-page limit for resumes.

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.

The Secretary awards grants to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) on a competitive basis to enable them to conduct charter school programs in their States. SEA’s use their CSP funds to award subgrants to non-SEA eligible applicants in their State. These subgrants are used for two primary purposes: (1) planning, program design, and initial implementation of new charter schools; and (2) dissemination of information, including best practices, by charter schools open at least three consecutive years with demonstrated success in several areas, as specified by statute.

For more information on eligible SEAs, please click here.

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Last Modified: 05/27/2015