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2021-23 Critical Friends Group Coach


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 is a discretionary grant program administered by the Charter Schools Division. This funding will allow California Department of Education (CDE) to award up to five sub-grants to eligible applicants across the state to serve as Critical Friends Group® (CFG) Coaches, tasked with developing regional CFGs for charter schools in California, over a three year period, pending the approval of one No-Cost Extension for fiscal year (FY) 2023-24.

Program Questions: Alison Ball, email: ABall@cde.ca.gov, phone: 916-319-0222

Downloading Questions: PCSGP Team, email: PCSGP-APPS@cde.ca.gov, phone: 916-322-6029

Document Description
Request for Applications (DOCX)
(Revised 2-Sep-2021)
Complete description of the PCSGP Critical Friends Group (CFG) Coach Sub-grant, eligibility requirements, funding, and sub-grantee accountability. This document contains the instructions, application checklist, and required forms.

CFG Budget Forms 4C and 5C (XLSX)
(Revised 2-Sep-2021)

Budget Forms 4C - Budget Summary and 5C - Budget Narrative


Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications

Required as a condition prior to receiving funds. Applicants will need to download, read, and file the General Assurances and Certifications document in their school files. This document is to be kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits.
General Education Provisions Act (PDF) 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, September 2, 2021
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