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Charter School Facility Grant Program 2011-12

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

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 2011-12
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
6030 / 8590
Total Available $76,509,000
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 2010-11 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. 2010-11 eligible reimbursements wll be paid in two intallments of 75 percent and 25 percent. Funding reimbursement for 2011-12 facility expenses may be provided after all eligible charter school 2010-11 facility expense are completed.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
July 25, 2012
Due Date August 24, 2012
Expected
Notification Date
October 1, 2012

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r1/csfgp11rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/as/facgrntoc.asp
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r1/csfgp11rslts.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
Phone : 916-323-5833
E-mail : charterfacility@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Charter Facilities
Phone : 916-323-5833
E-mail : charterfacility@cde.ca.gov
Division Charter School Division
Phone : 916-322-6029
Fax : 916-322-1465

Last Modified: February 27, 2013

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