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Charter Schools Program Non-State Educational Agencies (Non-SEA) Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation Grant

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Non-SEA Application Deadline: July 12, 2013

Dates of Pre-Application Webinars (all times are Washington, DC time):

  1. June 17, 2013, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and
  2. June 20, 2013, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*** Link to the June 20, 2013 webinar recording can be found at:
Transcript download files MS Word (96 KB)

For further information about the pre-application Webinar, contact LaShawndra Thornton, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4W257, Washington, DC 20202-5970. Telephone: (202) 453-5617 or by email:

For more information, please visit the “Eligibility” and “Applicant Info” pages.

Link to Federal Register Notice:


CFDA Number: 84.282B
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

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.

Non-State Educational Agency (SEA) eligible applicants in States in which the SEA does not have an approved application under the CSP may receive grants directly from the Secretary for planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools, and to carry out dissemination activities.

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