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Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)--National Dissemination Grants

Hans Neseth
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW, 4W224
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 401-4125
(800) USA-LEARN

CFDA Number: 84.282T
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also known as: Charter Schools, Public Charter Schools Program (CSP)

What’s New

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018 the U.S. Department of Education announced the FY 2018 CSP Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)–National Dissemination Grants Competition.

The FY 2018 CSP National Dissemination application period will close on July 9, 2018.

A pre-application meeting will be held via webinar on June 7, 2018 at 1:00pm, Washington, DC time. For any questions regarding the competition, please contact Hans Neseth at Hans.Neseth@ed.gov.

Program Description

The CSP National Dissemination program is authorized to make awards on a competitive basis to support efforts by eligible entities to support the charter school sector and increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to our Nation’s students by disseminating best practices regarding charter schools. This competition invites applications from eligible applicants to disseminate best practices regarding charter schools consistent with the authority in section 4305(a)(3)(B) of the Elementary and Secondary Education of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA). 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.