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2022-23A Start-Up Sub-Grant for Planning, Implementation, Replication, Expansion

Projected Funding: Instructions for applying not available.


Funding Description

The Federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) is a discretionary grant program administered by the Charter Schools Division. PCSGP applications are reviewed by peer evaluators and awarded to school developers to assist in the development and initial operations of newly established/conversion charter schools, as well as assist in the expansion/replication of high-quality charter schools. PCSGP applicants must be a non-profit entity or Local Education Agency at the time of application submission. Individuals and for-profit entities will not meet eligibility requirements.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations
Required Eligibility Criteria A newly established or conversion classroom-based charter school may be eligible for a Planning, Implementation, or Replication sub-grant, provided that the school did not begin serving students prior to July 1, 2021. A Non-classroom-based/virtual charter school may be eligible for an Expansion sub-grant, provided the school meets the definition of a high-quality charter school. Applicants must have not received a Charter Schools Program grant from California Department of Education or United Stated Department of Education within the past five years.
Other Eligibility Considerations A developer, as defined by Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) section 4310(5), must have an approved charter petition from an authorized public chartering authority by the due date of the Request for Applications (RFA). If the charter school has an approved charter petition, but is not yet serving students, the applicant must include proof of charter petition approval as part of the PCSGP application. All applicants must submit proof the applicant has notified the authorizer of their intent to apply for PCSGP start-up sub-grant funds.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority Authorized under Title IV, Part C of the ESEA of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (20 U.S.C.7221-7221j).
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2022-23
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4610 / 8290
Total Available $18,180,000
Recipient Amount See allocation formula
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula The funding levels for each of the four sub-grant types vary. Planning, Implementation, and Replication sub-grants may not exceed $600,000.00 with one additional opportunity to apply for supplemental funding through the Higher Sub-Grant Award, of up to $100,000, to specifically serve educationally disadvantaged students (EDS). Expansion sub-grants may not exceed $300,000.00 with one additional opportunity to apply for supplemental funding through the Higher Sub-Grant Award, of up to $100,000, to specifically serve EDS.

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 4, 2022
Due Date December 6, 2022
Expected Notification Date January 1, 2023

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Public Charter Schools Grant Program [http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ch/pcsgp.asp]
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Alison Ball, 916-319-0222, aball@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Tamie Thompson, 916-319-0293, tthompson@cde.ca.gov
Division Charter School Division, 916-322-6029 (phone), 916-322-1465 (fax)
Last Modified: September 22, 2022
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