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

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 closed on July 9, 2018.

A pre-application meeting was held via webinar on June 7, 2018 at 1:00pm, Washington, DC time. The recorded pre-application meeting is available here:

For any questions regarding the competition, please contact Hans Neseth at


Below you will find information regarding Information

Please note for constituents who currently have a account, after June 29, 2018, the first time they go to the U.S. Federal Government’s System for Award Management ( and log in, they will be asked to create a user account. Current usernames and passwords will no longer work to log in to (see details below).

  • New Login Process for Coming June 29th:
    Date: June 29, 2018.
    Details: To further increase security and deter fraud, is partnering with to implement multi-factor authentication for all registered users.

To create the user account, you need to:

  1. know the email address associated with your username and password.
  2. have access to that email to receive a confirmation email from, and
  3. have a working phone (cell phone or landline) to receive a security code from
  • Before June 29th – constituents must make sure they know the email address associated with their current user account (after 6:00 PM (ET) on June 29th, the username and password won’t work, and you won’t be able to find the email information without contacting the Federal Service Desk).
  • Review the FAQs located at:

Will I be able to get help for this new login process?
Yes. will post additional instructions, the Federal Service Desk will be available to support, and you can go to to learn more about creating an account.

  • Scheduled Downtime:
    Date/Time: June 29th @ 6:00 PM – midnight (ET).
    Details: will be down for scheduled maintenance Friday, June 29, 2018, from 6:00 PM to midnight (ET). A message will be posted on by 12:00 PM on June 28th.

If you are having difficulties with, please contact the Federal Service Desk, then Hans Neseth at with your demonstrated need.  

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.

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