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Funding and Legislation

Included in the chart below is the amount of funding per fiscal year since FY 2010.

Fiscal Year (FY) Appropriation for new awards Funding for continuation awards
FY 2017 $52,412,924 $44,700,425
FY 2016 $65,759,488 $32,316,646
FY 2015 $26,500,000 $25,444,479
FY 2014 $26,500,000 $36,445,743
FY 2013 $0 $29,130,049
FY 2012 $14,415,612 $16,654,620
FY 2011 $25,000,000 $1
FY 2010 $50,000,000 $0

Laws, Regulations, and Guidance

  • For applicants and grantees who apply for CSP grants in FY 2017 or later: Title IV, Part C, of Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) (20 U.S.C. 7221-7221j).
  • For grantees who applied for their CSP grant under an NIA published in FY 2016 or earlier: Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), Section 5201 – 5211 (20 U.S.C. 7221-7221)
  • The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Division H, Pub. L. 114-113) download files PDF (1.84 KB)
  • Charter School Program Assurances for Replication and Expansion Grantees download files PDF (86KB)

Regulations

  • 2011 Notice of Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria; Charter Schools Program Grants for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (76 FR 40898)
  • Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)
  • Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200)
  • Uniform Guidance Technical Assistance for Grantees. (Uniform Guidance TA)

Guidance

Nonregulatory Guidance

  • ESSA Flexibility Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (December 2017) download files PDF (190 KB)
  • ESSA Flexibility Webinar Recording and Slides
  • Dear Colleague Letter –ESSA flexibilities for CSP Grantees (November 2017) download files PDF (196 KB)
  • Dear Colleague Letter – Guidance and Federal Resources on Appropriate and Effective Oversight of Public Charter Schools (September 2015) download files PDF (317 KB)
  • Charter Schools Program Nonregulatory Guidance (updated January 2014) download files MS Word (203 KB)
  • CSP Guidance On the Use of Funds to Support Preschool Education (December, 2014) download files MS Word (45 KB)
  • Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity and Avoid Racial Isolation in Elementary and Secondary Schools (December 2011) download files PDF (168 KB)
  • Guidance Letter on Lottery Exemptions and Awards to Multiple Charter Schools Operating under a Single Charter (February 2008) download files PDF (1.4 MB)
  • Title I Requirements on Charter Schools Non-Regulatory Guidance (July 2004) download files MS Word (739 KB)
  • Allocating Funds to Charter Schools (December 2000) download files PDF (543 KB)

Application Guidance

  • Notice Inviting Applications – Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (84.282M)*
    • 2017 download files PDF (244 KB)
    • 2016 download files PDF (241 KB)**
    • 2015 download files PDF (250 KB)
    • 2014 download files PDF (246 KB)
    • 2012 download files PDF (221 KB)
    • 2011 download files PDF (217 KB)
    • 2010 download files PDF (72 KB)
  • Pre-application Technical Assistance

*For up to date information on this grant program and any future or current notices please visit http://www.grants.gov and search under CFDA 84.282 for current opportunities.

**Please note the FY 2016 CSP Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools notice inviting applications included two errors, which were corrected in a Federal Register notice, published on May 17, 2016. The pre-application webinar was held on May 24, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. (Washington DC time), rather than what is stated in the Notice Inviting Applications. In addition, the deadline for the transmittal of applications was June 24, 2016 at 4:30:00 p.m. (Washington DC time), rather than what is stated in the Notice Inviting Applications.