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Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant

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

Funding Description

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.


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


Legal Authority Budget Act Item 6110-112-0890: 20 U.S. Code sections 7221-7221j
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2011-12
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4610 / 8290
Total Available $46,951,920
Recipient Amount Up to $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 in the RFA for more information.

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 1, 2012
Due Date April 30, 2012
Expected Notification Date June 30, 2012

Additional Information

Application Public Charter Schools Grant Program []
Background Public Charter Schools Grant Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsPublic Charter Schools Grant Program []
Other Note: We are opening a second filing period for our grant program, from January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012.


Program PCSGP Staff, 916-322-6029,
Fiscal PCSGP Staff, 916-322-6029,
Division Charter School Division, 916-322-6029 (phone), 916-322-1465 (fax)
Last Modified: April 29, 2014

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