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The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program has just announced the 2015 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion. This program is designed to assist non-profit charter management organizations, and other entities that are not for-profit entities, in replicating or expanding high-quality charter schools with demonstrated records of success. Applicants must have experience operating more than one high-quality charter school. Descriptions of the previous grantees from 2010, 2011. 2012, and 2014 can be found on our website.

In 2015, the Department plans to use up to $40,000,000 for this competition, and estimates making between 19 and 25 awards (the Department is not bound by any estimates).

Applications are due by July 15, 2015, at 4:30:00 p.m. (Washington DC time), and must be submitted through Applicants must register at prior to submitting an application. The registration process can take up to several weeks if all steps are not completed accurately or in a timely manner.

  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 15, 2015
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: TBD

  • A pre-application meeting will be held via webinar on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Washington, DC time). For those interested in participating in the webinar, please pre-register by emailing their name, organization, and contact information with the subject heading “PRE-APPLICATION MEETING” to More information is available on the CSP website.

  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the system at Please do not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.

  • The registration process takes approximately 5 business days to complete, but recommends allowing several weeks to complete all steps. You may begin working on your application while completing the registration process, but you cannot submit an application until all of the registration steps are complete. For detailed information on the registration steps, please go to:

  • For printed applications, contact:
    Brian Martin
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Ave., SW.
    Room 4W224
    Washington, DC 20202-5970
    Phone: (202) 205-9085


  • ED Form 424--Application for Federal Education Assistance (Form and Instructions)
  • ED Form 524--Budget Information, Non-Construction Programs
  • ED Form 524--Instructions
  • Standard Form 424B--Assurances, Non-Construction Programs
  • ED 80-0013--Certifications Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
  • Standard Form LLL--Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Narrative addressing GEPA Section 427


  • The 2015 Notice Inviting Applications can be found here.

Last Modified: 09/29/2015