Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Expanding Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP): Grants to State Entities CFDA Number 84.282A

Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Purpose of Program: Through the CSP Grants to State Entities (CSP State Entities) competition (CFDA number 84.282A), the Department awards grants to ``State entities'' (as defined in this notice) to enable them to award subgrants to ``eligible applicants'' (as defined in this notice) to enable such eligible applicants to open and prepare for the operation of new ``charter schools'' (as defined in this notice) and to ``replicate'' (as defined in this notice) and ``expand'' (as defined in this notice) ``high-quality charter schools'' (as defined in this notice). Grant funds may also be used to provide technical assistance to eligible applicants and ``authorized public chartering agencies'' (as defined in this notice) in opening and preparing for the operation of new charter schools, or replicating or expanding high-quality charter schools; and to work with authorized public chartering agencies to improve authorizing quality, including developing capacity for, and conducting, fiscal oversight and auditing of charter schools. Background: The CSP State Entities program provides financial assistance to State entities to support charter schools that serve elementary and secondary school students in a given ``State'' (as defined in this notice). Charter schools receiving funds under the CSP State Entities program also may serve students in ``early childhood education programs'' (as defined in this notice) or postsecondary students. The CSP State Entities program is newly authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (20 U.S.C. 7221-7221j).\1\ This notice contains information regarding eligibility, priorities, definitions, application requirements, and selection criteria under the new law. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ Prior to enactment of the ESSA, the ESEA, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), authorized the Secretary to make awards to State educational agencies to enable them to conduct charter school subgrant programs in their States. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to the ESEA in this notice are to the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.282A. Electronic Submission of Applications. Applications for grants under the CSP Grants to Support High-Quality Charter Schools for State Entities, CFDA number 84.282A, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Apply site at Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us. You may access the electronic grant application for CSP Grants to Support High-Quality Charter Schools for State Entities at You must search for the downloadable application package for this competition by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.282, not 84.282A).

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Department of Education