Charter Schools Program State Educational Agencies (SEA) Grant
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)
The U.S. Secretary of Education is authorized to award grants for this competition under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Section 5201-5211 (20 U.S.C. 7221a).
- 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
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
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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
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.
- Lottery Exemptions and Awards to Multiple Charter Schools Operating under a Single Charter
A 2008 Guidance Letter concerning lottery exemptions and awards to multiple charter schools operating under a single charter.
- Charter School Program Assurances for State Educational Agencies
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Pursuant to Section 5203(b)(3) of the ESEA and the Appropriations Acts from 2010, 2011 and 2012, a State Educational Agency (SEA) application for a grant under the CSP must contain the assurances as outlined in this document.
- The Office of Innovation and Improvement’s Oversight and Monitoring of the Charter Schools Program’s Planning and Implementation Grants
Office of the Inspector General: Final Audit Report published September 2012
Charter Schools: Additional Attention Needed to Help Protect Access for Students with Disabilities
United States Government Accountability Office: Report to Congressional Requesters published June 2012
- Report on Charter Schools on Military Installations
- Example Notice Inviting Application for SEA Charter Schools Program Grant (CFDA 84.282A)
This example notice inviting application provides detailed information about the SEA Charter Schools Program grant (CFDA 84.282A). For up to date information on this grant competition and any current notices please visit http://www.grants.gov and search under CFDA 84.282 for current opportunities.
- SEA Pre-application Technical Assistance and Waiver Requests Webinar
The National Charter School Resource Center sponsored a webinar in February 2011 providing pre-application technical assistance for SEAs that might submit an application in the SEA CSP completion that opened in January 2011. They also briefly covered waiver requests.