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Public Charter Schools Grant Program Planning and Implementation Grant 2017-18

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The Federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) is a discretionary grant program administered by the Charter Schools Division. Grant applications are reviewed by peer evaluators and are awarded to nonprofit entities and local educational agencies to assist in the development of high-quality charter schools.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations
Required Eligibility Criteria A newly established or conversion charter school may apply for a planning and implementation (P/I) grant. If open, the school must not have been serving students prior to July 1, 2016. An applicant must be a nonprofit entity or LEA. Non-profit status at the time of application submission will be verified with the California Secretary of State. Individuals and for-profit entities will not meet eligibility requirements.
Other Eligibility Considerations An applicant may also be in the planning phase of their charter school, however, to be awarded, and to receive funding, the applicant must have an approved charter from the district or county office of education where the school will be located, or from the SBE by May 10, 2018.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority The CSP is authorized under Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 72217221j); and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Pub. L. 114113 (FY 2016 Appropriations Act).
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2017-18
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4610 / 8290
Total Available $47,000,000
Recipient Amount varies
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The allocation formula is based on whether the charter school is classroom-based, non-classroom based, or virtual/online. Additional funding may be available for charter schools serving unduplicated populations.

Important Dates

Date Application Available March 5, 2018
Due Date April 3, 2018
Expected Notification Date May 1, 2018

Additional Information

Application RFA: Public Charter Schools Grant Program  []
Background Public Charter Schools Grant Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsFunding Results  []
Other Unavailable


Program Linda Greer, 916-323-0482,
Fiscal Tamie Thompson, 916-319-0293,
Division Charter School Division, 916-322-6029 (phone), 916-322-1465 (fax)
Last Modified: March 7, 2018
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