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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 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.


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, 2014, and must receive approval by May 7, 2015. 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, 2014.
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 Unavailable
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4610 / 8290
Total Available $63,271,073
Recipient Amount Varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 1, 2014
Due Date September 16, 2014
Expected Notification Date October 27, 2014

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications []
Background Administration & Support []
Fiscal Administration & Support []
Funding ResultsPCSGP Funding Results FY 14 (CA Dept of Education) []
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), 916-322-1465 (fax)
Last Modified: August 21, 2014

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