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Funding and Legislation

Additional Info

Included in the chart below is the amount of funding per fiscal year since FY 2001.

Fiscal Year (FY) Appropriation for new awards
FY 2017 $56,250,000
FY 2016 $16,000,000
FY 2015 $14,069,608
FY 2014 $11,912,762
FY 2013 $13,000,000
FY 2012 $11,035,836
FY 2011 $9,983,395
FY 2010 $8,300,000
FY 2009 $8,262,977
FY 2008 $8,300,000
FY 2007 $36,531,246
FY 2006 $36,611,190
FY 2005 $36,658,128
FY 2004 $37,278,750
FY 2003 $24,776,492
FY 2002 $24,962,499
FY 2001 $24,962,499

Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance

  • The U.S. Secretary of Education can award grants for the Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities program under the authority of Section 5222 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Succeeds Act of (ESSA)(20 U.S.C. 7221c).

  • For grant regulations contained in EDGAR (Education Department General Administrative Regulations) go to: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/reg/edgarReg/edgar.html.

  • Credit Enhancement Program Regulations can be found at: download files PDF (67 KB).

  • The guidance for the Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities program can be found at: download files MS Word (216K) | download files PDF (148K).

  • Frequently Asked Questions regarding the circumstances under which CSP funds may be used for grants that support preschool education in charter schools, under new authority in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 can be found at: download files MS Word (45 KB).