Look for Non-State Run Charter Schools NOFA This Summer

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.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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