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Public Charter Schools Grant

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

The federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) is administered by the Charter Schools Division. Grants are reviewed by peer evaluators and awarded on a competitive basis to nonprofit entities and local education agencies that are likely to develop and open high-quality charter schools. The primary focus of the PCSGP is to create charter schools that will provide public school choice to students whose assigned traditional public school is chronically low performing.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Planning and Implementation (P&I) grants are available to charter schools after the charter school is numbered by the State Board of Education. Precharter grants are not being offered at this time.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Preference is given to applicants seeking to operate charter schools that will serve students whose home attendance area contains a traditional public school that is in Program Improvement (PI), Years 3, 4, or 5 and has an Academic Performance Index (API) state decile rank of 1 or 2.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
20 U.S. Code sections 7221-7221j
Source / Type State, Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
4610 / 8290
Total Available $33,000,000
Recipient
Amount
$250,000 to $600,000
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
July 13, 2007
Due Date September 30, 2008
Expected
Notification Date
Unavailable

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r1/pcsgp07rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/as/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/as/
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Hilda Garcia
Phone : 916-445-6761
E-mail : hgarcia@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Angela Duvane
Phone : 916-319-0293
E-mail : aduvane@cde.ca.gov
Division Charter School Division
Phone : 916-322-6029
Fax : 916-322-1465

Last Modified: December 11, 2008

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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