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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 A newly established or conversion charter school may apply for a planning and implementation (P/I) grant. If open, the school must not have been serving students for more than one school year at the time of application. An applicant must be a nonprofit entity or LEA. Non-profit status at the time of submission of the application will be verified with the California Secretary of State. Individuals and for-profit entities may not apply for P/I grants.
Other Eligibility Considerations An applicant may also be a developer that has applied to an authorized public chartering authority to operate a charter school, but has not been approved. In order to be eligible to apply for the PCSGP funds, a developer must submit the charter petition to an authorized public chartering authority by October 12, 2012, and must receive approval by the end of the fiscal year of this grant cycle (FY 2012-13), June 30, 2013. If the charter is pending approval, the PCSGP application will be reviewed and scored during this grant award cycle. However, the applicant must have an approved charter from the district or county office of education where the school will be located or the SBE before a grant may be approved for funding.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority 20 U.S. Code sections 7221-7221j
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4610 / 8290
Total Available $59,043,792
Recipient Amount Varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available September 18, 2012
Due Date October 12, 2012
Expected Notification Date November 26, 2012

Additional Information

Application Public Charter Schools Grant Program 2012-13 []
Background Public Charter Schools Grant Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsPCSGP Funding Results for 2012-13 []
Other Unavailable


Program, 916-322-6029,
Fiscal Tamie Thompson, 916-319-0293,
Division Charter School Division, 916-322-6029 (phone), 916-322-1465 (fax)
Last Modified: August 27, 2013

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