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Applicant Info and Eligibility

Applicant Information

On July 3, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools. The FY 2019 Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) and clarifying correction can be found in the Federal Register. The competition closed on Friday, August 2, 2019 Eastern Time.

Pre-Application Webinars

The Charter Schools Program (CSP) held the FY 2019 Developer Program pre-application webinar on Monday, July 8, 2019, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

  • This webinar reviewed the priorities, selection criteria, and the application and eligibility requirements, in addition to the steps required to complete the Grants.gov registration process.
  • PowerPoint slides from webinar:   PDF (2 MB)
  • Recording from webinar: Recording

Application Submission

  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov system at http://www.grants.gov/.
  • Please do not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to U.S. Department of Education staff.

Registering on Grants.gov:

  • Applicants must register at Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.
  • The Grants.gov registration process takes approximately 5 business days to complete, but Grants.gov recommends allowing several weeks to complete all steps.
  • You may begin working on your application while completing the registration process, but you cannot submit an application until all of the registration steps are complete.
  • For detailed information on the registration steps, please go to: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/OrcRegister.

Application Package:     PDF

  • Please note this is an electronic copy of the application package instructions for you to download and use as a guide only. The application package that must be submitted can be found on the Grants.gov website.

Previous Competitions

To learn more about the previous competitions under CFDA 84.282B and 84.282E, please visit the links below.

2018

2017

2014

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are developers that have applied to an authorized public chartering authority to operate a charter school; and provided adequate and timely notice to that authority. For complete eligibility information, see the NIA  and clarifying correction.

FY2019 Eligibility by State

Eligible for 84.282B (New)
Eligible for 84.282E (Replication)
Eligible for 84.282E (Expansion)
Alabama
eligible
eligible
eligible
Alaska
eligible
eligible
eligible
Arizona
X
X
X
Arkansas
X
X
X
California
X
X
X
Colorado
X
X
X
Connecticut
eligible
eligible
eligible
Delaware
X
X
X
District of Columbia
X
X
X
Florida
X
X
eligible
Georgia
X
X
eligible
Hawaii
eligible
eligible
eligible
Idaho
X
X
X
Illinois
X
X
eligible
Indiana
X
X
X
Iowa
eligible
eligible
eligible
Kansas
eligible
eligible
eligible
Kentucky
eligible
eligible
eligible
Louisiana
X
X
eligible
Maine
eligible
eligible
eligible
Maryland
X
X
X
Massachusetts
X
X
X
Michigan
X
X
X
Minnesota
X
X
X
Mississippi
X
X
X
Missouri
eligible
eligible
eligible
Nevada
X
X
X
New Hampshire
eligible
eligible
eligible
New Jersey
eligible
eligible
eligible
New Mexico
X
X
X
New York
X
X
X
North Carolina
X
X
X
Ohio
X
X
X
Oklahoma
X
X
X
Oregon
X
X
X
Pennsylvania
eligible
eligible
eligible
Rhode Island
X
X
X
South Carolina
X
X
eligible
Tennessee
X
X
eligible
Texas
X
X
X
Utah
eligible
eligible
eligible
Virginia
eligible
eligible
eligible
Washington
X
X
eligible
West Virginia
eligible
eligible
eligible
Wisconsin
X
X
X
Wyoming
eligible
eligible
eligible
Puerto Rico
eligible
eligible
eligible
Guam
eligible
eligible
eligible

For complete eligibility information, see the NIA and clarifying correction.

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