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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




What's New

The FY 2016 CSP SEA application period closed on June 1, 2016. The U.S. Department received applications from the following State Educational Agencies:

Alabama
Missouri
Arkansas
New Hampshire
California
New Jersey
Florida
New Mexico
Georgia
North Carolina
Indiana
Oklahoma
Maryland
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
Tennessee
Michigan
Washington
Mississippi
Wisconsin

For more information about CSP SEA grant opportunities please visit the SEA Applicant Info and Eligibility page.

2016 PEER REVIEWERS

On March 31, 2016 we invited qualified individuals to apply to serve as grant application peer reviewers (CSP SEA Call for Peer Reviewers) by completing the Peer Reviewer Application Form. A hard copy of the peer reviewer application can be found here.

The application period for peer reviewers closed on April 15, 2016. If you have questions please contact the SEA competition manager, Kathryn Meeley by email: Kathryn.Meeley@ed.gov.


Program Description

The purpose of the 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 SEAs on a competitive basis to enable them to conduct charter school programs in their States. SEAs 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.



   
Last Modified: 06/16/2016