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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: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/as/pcsgpregions.asp, e-mail: pcsgpgeneral@cde.ca.gov, tel. 916-322-6029

Downloading Questions: PCSGP Team, Charter Schools Division, e-mail: PCSGP-APPS@cde.ca.gov, tel. 916-322-6029

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2012-13 PCSGP grant cycle has concluded. Please follow the link listed below to the PCSGP FY 2013-14 Request for Applications information page. The deadline date for submission is September 16, 2013.

Public Charter Schools Grant Program Request for Applications FY13

Public Charter Schools Grant Program - Regional Assignments | PDF
A listing of the Education Programs Consultant assigned to a specific region.

Document Description

Request for Applications (DOC; Updated 11-Oct-2012)

Complete description of the new PCSGP including eligibility requirements for Planning and Implementation grants. Precharter grants and dissemination grants are not being offered at this time.
Application Checklist (DOC; Updated 27-Sep-2012) PCSGP Application Checklist
Application Cover Sheet (DOC; Updated 27-Sep-2012) PCSGP Form 1 Application Cover Sheet (Required) (Must be signed in blue ink by the primary applicant)
Narrative Response Part 1 (DOC; Updated 27-Sep-2012) PCSGP Form 2 Narrative Response-Part 1 (Required) Limit 15 Pages
Narrative Response Part 2 (DOC; Updated 27-Sep-2012) PCSGP Form 3 Narrative Response-Part 2 (If applicable) Limit 4 Pages
Budget Instructions | DOC PCSGP Form 4 Budget Instructions
Proposed Budget Summary (DOC; Updated 27-Sep-2012) PCSGP Form 5 Proposed Budget Summary (Required)
Proposed Budget Narrative (DOC; Updated 27-Sep-2012) PCSGP Form 6 Budget Narrative (Required)
Charter School Work Plan/Activities (DOC; Updated 27-Sep-2012) PCSGP Form 7 Charter School Work Plan/Activities (Required) Limit 15 Pages
Object of Expenditure Codes | DOC PCSGP Form 8 List of Expenditure Codes
General Assurances and Certifications | DOC PCSGP Form 9 General Assurances and Certifications. 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.
Sub-grant Conditions and Assurances (Updated 11-Oct-2012) | DOC (Updated 11-Oct-2012) PCSGP Form 10 Sub-grant Conditions and Assurances. 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.
Errata (Posted 11-Oct-2012) | DOC (Posted 11-Oct-2012) Errata to the 2012-13 PCSGP RFA.

Application Guidance
Document Description
Slides presented during Webinar on September 19, 2012
Script of Webinar presented on September 19, 2012.
Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances and Certifications

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)

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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