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Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant

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 are awarded 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
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 who 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 September 16, 2013, and must receive approval by April 30, 2014. 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. The approved charter must be from the same authorizer that received the charter petition by the deadline date, September 16, 2013.
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
20 U.S. Code sections 7221 - 7221j
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
4610 / 8290
Total Available $57,589,550
Recipient
Amount
Varies
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
August 1, 2013
Due Date September 16, 2013
Expected
Notification Date
October 24, 2013

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r1/pcsgpdg13rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/as
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/as
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r1/pcsgp13results.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program PCSGP Team, Charter School Division
Phone : 916-322-6029
E-mail : PCSGP-APPS@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Tamie Thompson
Phone : 916-319-0293
E-mail : tthompson@cde.ca.gov
Division Charter School Division
Phone : 916-322-6029
Fax : 916-322-1465

Last Modified: April 23, 2014

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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