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Charter Schools Program Grants for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools

CFDA Number: 84.282M
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Charter Management Organization

What’s New

The Department is proud to announce the Fiscal Year 2019 Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools competition. The current competition’s Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) is available here. On December 20, 2018, the Department published an amendment notice, which corrects the instructions for responding to the application requirements listed in the NIA to state that an applicant must respond to requirement (d) in a standalone section of the application or in an appendix. All other requirements and conditions stated in the NIA remain the same.     PDF         HTML

The competition that was held on January 10th, 2019 at 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time is now CLOSED.

The CMO Pre-Application Webinar was held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm.

If you were unable to join, you can access the Webinar’s PowerPoint and Recording at the following links below:

For more information about previous awards and other past competitions, please visit the Awards page.

Program Description

The major purposes of the CSP are to expand opportunities for all students, particularly traditionally underserved students, to attend charter schools and meet challenging State academic standards; provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of public charter schools; increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the United States; evaluate the impact of charter schools on student achievement, families, and communities; share best practices between charter schools and other public schools; encourage States to provide facilities support to charter schools; and support efforts to strengthen the charter school authorizing process.

Through CSP Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CFDA number 84.282M) (also referred to as Charter Management Organization, or CMO, grants), the Department provides funds to charter management organizations (CMOs) [1] on a competitive basis to enable them to replicate or expand one or more high-quality charter schools. Grant funds may be used to expand the enrollment of one or more existing high-quality charter schools, or to replicate one or more new charter schools that are based on an existing, high-quality charter school model.


Eddie Moat and Hans Neseth
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 401-2266