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Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant

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: PCSGP Staff, e-mail:, tel. 916-322-6029

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

Document Description
Revised Deadline Letter Revised and posted March 14, 2012.

Request for Applications
(DOC; 615KB; 94pp.)

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.

Online Application

On-line application and reporting for Planning and Implementation grants.
Application Guidance Archived Webcasts, PowerPoint slides, scripts, and information regarding the PCSGP application.

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

Current General Assurances & Certifications
(Posted May-2011)

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.

General Education Provisions Act
OMB Control No. 1894-0005
(Exp. 31-Mar-2014)

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.
Payee Data Record
(DOC; 83KB; 2pp.)

Required when receiving payment from the State of California in lieu of IRS W-9. Prompt return of this form (Sections One through Five) will prevent delays when processing payments. Information provided in this form will be used by State agencies to prepare Information Returns (1099). NOTE: Governmental, federal, State, and local (including school districts) entities are not required to submit this form. Only non-profit organizations developing schools that have not opened their doors to serve students need to complete this form. If the application is approved, verification of non-profit status will need to be submitted.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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