National Leadership Activities Grant

Current Section
 Office of Innovation and Improvement Home
FY2010 Awards

The U.S. Department of Education awarded five grants totaling $3,577,233 million in September 2010. Below is a list of the five 2010 grantees, along with a description of their projects, the first-year award amount for each grantee, and contact information. Each grantee can be expected to receive continuation awards in future year, increasing the total award of the grant during its duration.


FY2010 Award

Arizona Charter Schools Association (AZCSA)


Project description: Develop a replicable and sustainable charter school start-up model that incorporates key indicators of a successful school leader, as well as best practices for schools serving high percentages of low-income, Native American, or Hispanic students. Grant contact: Eileen Sigmund, (602) 944-0644 or


Center for Educational Innovation – Public Education Association (CEI-PEA)


Project description: Build the capacity of charter schools to implement effective academic and operational programs and meet accountability requirements; Improve professional development and evaluation for charter school teachers. Grant contact: Frank San Felice, (212) 3023-8800 or


Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS)


Project description: Assess potential for developing new charters in at least three communities and help develop charter support groups and charter design teams in those communities; Disseminate project tools, practices, and results to states with a similar charter law. Grant contact: Andrew Broy, (312) 235-07798 or


National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)


Project description: Document the effective policies and practices of model authorizers; Develop a comprehensive research-based set of integrated policies and practices; Pilot model authorizer practices at four demonstration sites; Disseminate promising practices to audiences with direct authority to influence change in charter school authorizing. Grant contact: Greg Richmond (312) 376-2311 or




Project description: Develop eight innovative online learning modules for charter school teachers to implement research-based instructional practices; Make these modules available to all charter schools nationwide in an online, self-guided format; Help charter support organizations build expertise in facilitating online learning. Sarah Feldman (415) 615-3372 or




Print this page Printable view Bookmark  and Share
Last Modified: 03/29/2011