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Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant (Round 2)


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 are awarded to nonprofit entities and local education agencies that are likely to develop and open high-quality charter schools. The intent of the PCSGP funds are to support the implementation of new high quality charter schools. The PCSGP application must align to the education plan and mission and vision that are described in the application, approved charter petition. The PCSGP is a supplemental grant that provides funding to charter operators with the development of high quality charter schools.

Program Questions: PCSGP Team, Charter School Division, e-mail: PCSGP-APPS@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

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) Complete description of the PCSGP Planning and Implementation grant, eligibility requirements, funding, and sub-grantee accountability. Precharter grants and dissemination grants are not being offered at this time.
Application Checklist (DOC) PCSGP Application Checklist.
Application Cover Sheet (DOC) PCSGP Form 1 Application Cover Sheet (Required). (Must be signed in BLUE INK by primary applicant.)
Narrative Response Part 1 (DOC) PCSGP Form 2 Narrative Response-Part 1 (Required). Limit 15 Pages.
Narrative Response Part 2 (DOC) PCSGP Form 3 Narrative Response-Part 2 (If applicable). Limit 4 Pages.
Budget Instructions (DOC) PCSGP Form 4 Budget Instructions.
Proposed Budget Summary (DOC) PCSGP Form 5 Proposed Budget Summary (Required).
Proposed Budget Narrative (DOC) PCSGP Form 6 Narrative (Required).
Charter School Work Plan/Activities (DOC) 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 will need to download, read, and file (in their school files) the General Assurances and Certification document. This document is to be kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits.
Sub-grant Conditions and Assurances (DOC) PCSGP Form 10 Sub-grant Conditions and Assurances.  Applicants will need to download, read, and file (in their school files) the Sub-grant Conditions and Assurances document.  This document is to be kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits.  
STD 204 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.
 
Application Guidance

Document
Description
Slides presented during PCSGP RFA (Request for Applications) Webinar on August 6, 2013.
Script of the PCSGP RFA Webinar that was presented on August 6, 2013.
Web page version of the script used during the PCSGP RFA Webinar on August 6, 2013.
Slides presented during PCSGP RFA Budget Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar that was presented on August 15, 2013.
Script of the PCSGP RFA Budget TA Webinar that was presented on August 15, 2013.
Web page version of the script used during the PCSGP RFA Budget TA Webinar on August 15, 2013.
Slides presented during PCSGP RFA TA Webinar that focused on budget report training for sub-grantees that was presented on October 15th, 2013.
Script of the PCSGP RFA Budget TA Webinar that focused on budget report training for sub-grantees. This webinar was presented on October 15, 2013.
Web page version of the script used during the PCSGP RFA Budget TA Webinar that focused on budget report training for sub-grantees on October 15, 2013.
Slides presented during the PCSGP RFA TA Webinar that focused on guiding submitters through the next steps in the application process after receiving a passing score from the PCSGP peer reviewers.  The webinar was presented on November 12, 2013.
Script for the PCSGP RFA TA Webinar that focused on guiding submitters through the next steps in the application process after receiving a passing score from the PCSGP peer reviewers.  The webinar was presented on November 12, 2013.
Web page version of the script used during the PCSGP RFA Next Steps Webinar that was presented on November 12, 2013.
This Excel spreadsheet displays the submitters and the status of those applications that were reviewed by the peer review team. This spreadsheet was updated with additional information on 2-20-2014.
Slides presented during PCSGP Application Review Webinar December 18, 2013.
Script of the PCSGP Application Review Webinar presented December 18, 2013.
Web page version of the script used during the PCSGP Application Review Webinar presented on December 18, 2013.
Slides presented during the PCSGP Budget Review Webinar December 19, 2013.
Script of the PCSGP Budget Review Webinar presented on December 19, 2013.
Web page version of the script used during the PCSGP Budget Review Webinar on December 19, 2013.
Slides presented during the PCSGP Next Steps Webinar on March 14, 2014.
Script of the PCSGP Next Steps Webinar presented on March 14, 2014.
Web page version of the script used during the PCSGP Next Steps Webinar on March 14, 2014.
 
Certifications and Assurances

Document Description
General Assurances and Certifications Required as a condition prior to receiving funds. Applicants will need to download, read, and file (in their school files) the General Assurances and Conditions document. This document is to be kept on file for compliance reviews complaint investigations, or audits.

General Education Provisions Act
OMB Control No. 1894-0005
(Exp. March 31, 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.

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