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Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant (Round 2)

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 are awarded to nonprofit entities and local education agencies that are likely to develop and open high-quality charter schools. The intent of the PCSGP funds are to support the implementation of new high quality charter schools. The PCSGP application must align to the education plan and mission and vision that are described in the application, approved charter petition. The PCSGP is a supplemental grant that provides funding to charter operators with the development of high quality charter schools.


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 with an approved charter petition from an authorized public chartering authority to operate a charter school. 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 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 December 13, 2013
Due Date February 3, 2014
Expected Notification Date February 28, 2014

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications []
Funding ResultsPCSGP Funding Results FY 13 Round 2 []
Other Unavailable


Program PCSGP Team, Charter School Division, 916-322-6029,
Fiscal Tamie Thompson, 916-319-0293,
Division Charter School Division, 916-322-6029 (phone), 906-322-1465 (fax)
Last Modified: July 8, 2014

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