Public Charter Schools Grant ProgramInformation on the current cycle of the California Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP).
The PCSGP is a subgrant program funded by the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) .
PCSGP 2020–23 Grant Cycle
The Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) is a discretionary grant program. California was awarded approximately $41 million in grant funds for 2020–23. States awarded these federal funds distribute them in sub-grants to charter school developers to assist in the development and initial operations of newly established or conversion charter schools as well as to assist in the expansion and replication of high-quality charter schools. Additionally, the PCSGP allows the California Department of Education (CDE) to award contracts and sub-grants to external parties to assist with providing technical assistance to charter schools, non-charter schools, and charter school authorizers in California.
PCSGP Charter School Authorizer Technical Assistance Providers Sub-Grant
The PCSGP Charter School Authorizer (CSA) Technical Assistance Providers (TAP) Sub-Grant provides up to two sub-grants, not to exceed $726,000 total, to external parties to provide technical assistance to charter school authorizers in California. Funds awarded to CSA TAP sub-grantees will be used to provide: technical assistance workshops to charter school authorizers related to best practices for reviewing charter petitions, renewal requests, and revocations; technical assistance workshops related to best practices for monitoring charter school performance; and assistance with the development and facilitation of a Rural Charter School Authorizer Network to manage charter school oversight responsibilities.
PCSGP Planning, Implementation, Replication, and Expansion Sub-Grants
The PCSGP 2020–23 funds planning and implementation and replication (P/I/R), and expansion grants. The P/I/R grant provide grants of up to $600,000.00 to plan and implement new charter schools. It serves California's public charter schools by providing startup and initial operating capital to assist schools in establishing high quality, high performing charter school operations for California students and their families. The expansion grant provides grants to charter schools that are adding new grade levels or significantly increasing enrollment.
PCSGP 2016–20 Grant Cycle
The PCSGP 2016–20 funded planning and implementation (P/I), replication, expansion, and dissemination grants. The P/I grant provided grants of up to $575,000.00 to plan and implement new charter schools. It serves California's public charter schools by providing startup and initial operating capital to assist schools in establishing high quality, high performing charter school operations for California students and their families. The dissemination grant provided grants to charter schools to disseminate best practices likely to significantly improve academic achievement in California's K-12 public education system.
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