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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 are awarded 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 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.

Public Charter Schools Grant Program - Webinars

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.
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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Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 4, 2016
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