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Funding Description

The federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) is administered by the Charter Schools Division and awarded to sub-recipients by the California State Board of Education (SBE). PCSGP sub-grants will be awarded through a competitive scoring process to charter school developers and charter schools that are most likely to succeed in the establishment of high-quality charter schools. The primary focus of the PCSGP in California is to open charter schools that will provide public school choice to students whose assigned traditional public school has been identified for Program Improvement (PI), corrective action, or restructuring under Title I, Part A of NCLB. The PCSGP is comprised of three separate types of grants: start-up, implementation, and dissemination.


Eligible Applicants Individuals, institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Start-Up grants: Intended for developers of a new charter school that has not yet received an SBE number.
Implementation grants: Intended for existing charter schools not yet opened or have been serving students for fewer than two years.
Dissemination grants: High-quality charter schools that are demonstrating overall success and have been operating for at least three consecutive years.
Other Eligibility Considerations Preference is given to applicants seeking to operate charter schools that compete with traditional public schools in Program Improvement (PI), Immediate Intervention Underperforming Schools Program (II/USP), or High Priority Schools Grant Program, or with an Academic Performance Index (API) state rank of 1 or 2.
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 2006-07
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4610 / 8290
Total Available $25,000,000
Recipient Amount $150,000 to $450,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available June 1, 2006
Due Date July 20, 2006
Expected Notification Date February 9, 2007

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Administration & Support []
Other Electronic or faxed Statements of Intent to Apply are due June 15, 2006. An instructional workshop, using Web-conferencing technology, will be held on June 14, 2006, at 10 a.m.


Program Hilda Garcia, 916-445-6761,
Fiscal Hilda Garcia, 916-445-6761,
Division Charter School Division, 916-322-6029 (phone), 916-322-1465 (fax)
Last Modified: February 24, 2009

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