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Public Charter Schools Grant Program

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

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.

Program Questions: Charter Schools Division, e-mail:, tel. 916-322-6029

Downloading Questions: Charter Schools Division, e-mail: , tel. 916-322-6029

Document Description
Request for Application
Complete description of the new PCSGP including eligibility requirements for and Planning and Implementation grants. Precharter grants and dissemination grants are not being offered at this time. The RFA was released on October 18, 2010.
Online Application
On-line application for Planning and Implementation grants.

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

Current General Assurances & Certifications
(Posted Dec-2009)

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits.
ED 80-0013 (Revised Jun-2004)
Certification required for federally funded grants in excess of $100,000. Download, complete, sign, and keep on file.

General Education Provisions Act
OMB Control No. 1894-0005
(Exp. 31-Jan-2011)

Notice to applicants for federal funds to include in the application a description of the steps the applicant proposes to take to ensure equitable access to its federally assisted program for participants with special needs.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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