Charter Schools Program Non-State Educational Agencies (Non-SEA) Dissemination Grant
The competition is open to individual charter schools in states that chose not to participate in the State Education Agency (SEA) competition, or in states whose application for SEA funds was denied. A charter school may apply for funds whether or not it previously applied for or received funds under the CSP for planning or implementing its school. Schools applying must have been in operation for at least three consecutive years and must have demonstrated overall success, including:
- Substantial progress in improving student academic achievement;
- High levels of parent satisfaction; and
- The management and leadership necessary to overcome initial start-up problems and establish a thriving, financially viable charter school.
The notice includes one absolute priority. This priority is:
Improving Achievement and High School Graduation Rates [High-Poverty]. Accelerating learning and helping to improve high school graduation rates (as defined in this notice) and college enrollment rates in high-poverty schools (as defined in this notice).
Note: To meet this priority, an applicant demonstrating that it is a high poverty school (as defined in this notice) or, in the case of a charter school that has not yet enrolled students, will target for enrollment students from low-income families as determined using one of the criteria specified under section 1113(a)(5) of the ESEA.
Similarly, to meet this priority, an applicant for a dissemination grant under CFDA number 84.282C must provide enrollment data demonstrating that at least 50 percent of its students are from low-income families as determined using one of the criteria specified under section 1113(a)(5) of the ESEA.
Applications approved for funding must meet the absolute priority throughout the performance period.