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Charter Schools Program Grants for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools

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

What's New

The FY 2016 CSP CMO application period closed on June 24, 2016. The U.S. Department of Education received applications from the following organizations attached here.

For more information about CSP CMO grant opportunities, please visit the CMO Applicant Info and Eligibility page.

2016 Peer Reviewers

On May 4, 2016, we invited qualified individuals to apply to serve as grant application peer reviewers (CMO Call for Peer Reviewers) The application period for peer reviewers closed on May 20, 2016. If you have questions, please contact the CMO competition manager Brian Martin by email:

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.

Under the Replication and Expansion for High-Quality Charter Schools competition, the CSP awards grants to eligible applicants, including non-profit charter management organizations. Eligible applicants must have demonstrated success, including success in increasing student academic achievement.

Grant funds may be used to expand enrollment of one or more existing charter schools by substantially increasing the number of available seats per school, or to open one or more new charter schools based on the model for which the eligible applicant has presented evidence of success.

Last Modified: 07/21/2016