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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

On December 7, 2017, CSP notified all grantees of the extended deadline of December 22, 2017 for application amendment requests under the November 15, 2017 Dear Colleague Letter.

On November 15, 2017, OII issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) inviting grantees to submit requests to amend approved grant applications to include new activities. The Department is providing this expedited opportunity for grants awarded prior to 2017 and operating under the ESEA, as amended by the NCLB under the ESEA, as amended by NCLB.

The Department is proud to announce the 2017 awardees under Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools competition. The Department awarded 17 grants, totaling more than $52 million. For more information about these 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.


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