States Can Compete for $160M in Ed Charter School Grants

DeptOfEd_largeAgency: Office of Innovation and Improvement (DoEd); Program: Charter Schools Program: Grants to State Educational Agencies (CFDA Number: 84.282A); Eligibility: State governments; Funding: TBD (last year, DoEd distributed $160 million for eight awards (no match required); Deadline: June 1.

Purpose: CDP ( increases the national understanding of the charter school model by: (1) expanding the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the nation by providing financial assistance for the planning, program design and initial implementation of charter schools; and (2) by evaluating the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, student academic achievement, staff and parents.

This specific program awards grants to state educational agencies on a competitive basis to enable them to conduct charter school programs in their states. SEA’s use their CSP funds to award subgrants to non-SEA eligible applicants in their state. These subgrants are used for two primary purposes: (1) initial planning, program design and implementation of new charter schools; and (2) dissemination of information, including best practices, by charter schools open at least three consecutive years with demonstrated success in several areas.

Info: (NOFA); Kathryn Meeley, 202/453-6818 or by email: for questions or more information.

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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