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CFDA Number: 84.282M
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Charter Management Organization




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Fiscal Year 2017 Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools Competition Correction Notice and Reopening of Competition

On January 13, 2017, the United States Department of Education (Department) published in the Federal Register (82 FR 4322) a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the CSP Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools program. Through the CSP CMO competition, the Department provides funds to charter management organizations (CMOs) on a competitive basis to enable them to replicate or expand one or more high-quality charter schools. Grant funds may be used to expand the enrollment of one or more existing high-quality charter schools, or to replicate one or more new charter schools that are based on an existing, high-quality charter school model.

On March 1, 2017, the Department published a correction notice in the Federal Register that corrects several references to “section 1111(c)(2) of the ESEA, as amended by the NCLB,” and reopens the competition for two weeks, until March 15, 2017, at 4:30:00 pm, Washington, DC time. Click here for our responses to anticipated questions that potential applicants may have related to the correction notice and new deadline for application submission.

Descriptions of grantees from previous competitions can be found in the Awards section. Since its inception in 2010, the CMO program has invested $266 million in the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools grantees.

The Department held a pre-application webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Washington DC time). A recording of the webinar is available here.

2017 Peer Reviewers

If you would like to be considered as a peer reviewer, please register yourself in our online peer reviewer database at www.g5.gov (G5). To serve as a reviewer you will need to register in G5. The online registration requires you to submit your resume; please ensure your resume (maximum of 5 pages) includes a brief list of career highlights and/or outlines your specific expertise in the areas outlined above. Please do not exceed the five-page limit for resumes. When the system prompts you for your areas of specialization, please ensure you select “charter schools”, along with any other relevant areas.

IF INTERESTED: In addition to the instructions above, please also email a copy of your current resume or vitae to CharterSchools@ed.gov, with the subject heading “CMO Peer Reviewer application”. Your resume should clearly address your charter school background or expertise. We ask that all interested reviewers register in G5 and email their resume no later than Monday, February 20, 2017. Resumes will be kept on file and panel reviewers will be notified on an as-needed basis. For more information, please contact CharterSchools@ed.gov.


Program Description

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.

Through the CSP Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CFDA number 84.282M) (also referred to as Charter Management Organization, or CMO, grants), the Department provides funds to charter management organizations (CMOs) on a competitive basis to enable them to replicate or expand one or more high-quality charter schools. Grant funds may be used to expand the enrollment of one or more existing high-quality charter schools, or to replicate one or more new charter schools that are based on an existing, high-quality charter school model.



   
Last Modified: 03/06/2017