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PCSGP Planning, Implementation, and Replication 2018-19

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 to open high quality charter schools. The primary focus of the PCSGP is to create high quality charter schools that will provide public school choice to students.


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, 2017. 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 State Board of Education by March 14, 2019.
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 Charter Schools Program 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 2018-19
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4610 / 8290
Total Available $20,000,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Virtual or Online Charter Schools: up to $175,000 Classroom based and Non-classroom based Charter Schools: up to $475,000 (with the opportunity to request up to an additional $100,000 based on the number of educationally disadvantaged students served)

Important Dates

Date Application Available July 16, 2018
Due Date September 12, 2018
Expected Notification Date November 2, 2018

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications []
Background Public Charter Schools Grant Program []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsPCSGP Planning and Implementation FY 2018-19 []
Other Unavailable


Program Kiyomi Meeker, 916-319-0693,
Fiscal Tamie Thompson, 916-319-0293,
Division Charter School Division, 916-322-6029 (phone), 916-322-1465 (fax)
Last Modified: July 19, 2018
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