Gov. Grants for Educators
Charter School Program (CSP): The purpose of the CSP is to increase national understanding of the charter school model and to expand the number of high quality charter schools available to students across the Nation by providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools, and to evaluate the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, student academic achievement, staff, and parents. The Secretary awards grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to enable them to conduct charter school programs in their States. SEAs use their CSP funds to award subgrants to non-SEA eligible applicants for planning, program design, and initial implementation of a charter school, and to support the dissemination of information about, including information on successful practices in, charter schools.
Applications Available: December 3, 2007.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February
Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies (SEA) in States with a State statute specifically authorizing the establishment of charter schools.
Estimated Range of Awards: $500,000-$10,000,000 per year.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $5,000,000 per year.
Estimated Number of Awards: 8-10. Additional information is available online at: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2007-4/120307a.html