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Charter School Facility Grant Program

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


Funding Description

The Charter School Facility Grant Program provides assistance with facilities rent and lease expenditures for charter schools that meet specific eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations
Required Eligibility Criteria A charter school site must be geographically located within the attendance area of a public elementary school in which at least 70 percent of the pupil enrollment is eligible for free and reduced price meals, or serving a pupil population that meets or exceeds 70 percent eligibility for free and reduced price meals. Other conditions may apply (see Education Code Section 47614.5).
Other Eligibility Considerations Eligibility specifically excludes units of average daily attendance (ADA) generated through nonclassroom-based instruction, charter schools occupying existing school district or county office of education facilities, and charter schools receiving reasonably equivalent facilities from their chartering authority (see Education Code sections 47614 and 47614.5).
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 Education Code Section 47614.5; Budget Item 6110-220-0001, Education Code Section 47614.7; Senate Bill 658 (Chapter 271, Statues of 2008)
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6030 / 8590
Total Available $61,008,000
Recipient Amount Up to $750 per unit of classroom-based ADA
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The Charter School Facility Grant Program reimburses eligible charter schools for facility rent and lease costs up to $750 per unit of classroom-based average daily attendance (ADA), as certified at the 2009-10 second principal apportionment, but no more than 75 percent of the total annual facility rent and lease costs. If there are insufficient funds to reimburse all eligible schools at the maximum funding level, the funding will be reduced on a pro-rata basis. 2009-10 eligible reimbursements wll be paid in two intallments of 75 percent and 25 percent. Funding reimbursement for 2010-11 facility expenses may be provided after all eligible charter school 2009-10 facility expense are completed.

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 5, 2010
Due Date August 31, 2010
Expected Notification Date October 1, 2010

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r1/csfgp10rfa.asp]
Background Charter School Facility Grant Program [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/as/facgrntoc.asp]
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsCharter School Facility Grant Program 2010-11 [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r1/csfgp10rslts.asp]
Other If an existing charter school, located in an elementary attendance area in which less than 50 percent of pupil enrollment is eligible for free or reduced price meals, relocates to an attendance area, admission preference shall be given to pupils residing in the elementary school attendance area into which the charter school is relocating. This condition is intended to ensure the needs of students residing in predominantly financially disadvantaged areas are also being met.

Contacts

Program Charter Facilities, 916-323-5833, charterfacility@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Charter Facilities, 916-323-5833, charterfacility@cde.ca.gov
Division Charter School Division, 916-322-6029 (phone), 916-322-1465 (fax)
Last Modified: May 18, 2015

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