The Education Dept. (Office of Innovation and Improvement) plans to soon launch the Charter Schools Program: Grants to Non-State Educational Agencies for Planning, Program Design & Implementation (CFDA Number: 84.282B) – last NOFA.
Eligibility: Charter schools and agencies located in the states that don’t control CSP funding; Funding (Estimated): $4.2 million for up to 21 awards (no match required); Deadline (Tentative): September.
ED officials tells us to expect a solicitation in August with a deadline in September. Grants support the expansion of charter school programs. The program provides funds for planning, program design, implementation and evaluation of charter schools. Charter schools and organizations in the following states were not eligible in the last round: AZ; AR; CA; CO; FL; GA; IN; MA; MI; MN; MO; NH; NJ; NY; RI; SC; TN; TX; and WI. The program has competitive priorities that provide bonus points in the scoring process. However, novice applicants do not get priority points; faith-based groups are not eligible.
Contact: Lourdes Rivery, Lourdes.Rivery@ed.gov or telephone, 202/453-7060.