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Public Charter Schools Grant Program

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 quarterly 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 petition has been approved at the local level.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Higher award amounts are 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)
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Funding

Legal
Authority
Budget Act Item 6110-112-0890: 20 U.S. Code sections 7221-7221j
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
4610 / 8290
Total Available Unavailable
Recipient
Amount
$250,000-$575,000
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula All P&I grantees are eligible for the maximum grant award allowable as determined by enrollment, type of school, and location of the school. See the Maximum P&I Award Amounts table (Table 2 on page nine of the Request for Applications) for more information.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
November 1, 2010
Due Date March 31, 2011
Expected
Notification Date
June 30, 2011

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r1/pcsgp10rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/re/pcsgp.asp
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r1/pcsgp10results.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Charter Schools Division
Phone : 916-322-6029
E-mail : charters@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Charter Schools Division
Phone : 916-322-6029
E-mail : charters@cde.ca.gov
Division Charter School Division
Phone : 916-322-6029
Fax : 916-322-1465

Last Modified: March 11, 2013

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