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Grants to USA Charter Schools, SEAs, Nonprofits, and Agencies
to Improve School Systems for Low-Income Students

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

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Education (DOE) - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

LOI Date:

08/08/22

Deadline Date:

08/22/22 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA school boards, charter schools, SEAs, nonprofit organizations, eligible agencies, and governors to create or improve school systems for the low-income student population. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to increase the number of high-quality charter schools available across the nation.

The major purposes of the CSP are to expand opportunities for all students, particularly 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; aid States in providing facilities support to charter schools; and support efforts to strengthen the charter authorizing process.

This competition includes three absolute priorities. The absolute priorities are from the Supplemental Priorities. Although a project may address more than one of these priorities, an applicant must clearly identify in its application the specific absolute priority under which it wishes to be considered for funding. These priorities are:

  • Absolute Priority 1: Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Students, Educators, and Faculty.
  • Absolute Priority 2: Supporting a Diverse Educator Workforce and Professional Growth to Strengthen Student Learning.
  • Absolute Priority 3: Strengthening Cross-Agency Coordination and Community Engagement to Advance Systemic Change.

For more information on Absolute Priorities, see pp. 1-2 of the Federal Register Notice in Attached Files below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187603

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,800,000

Number of Grants:

6-10

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Range of Awards: $500,000-$800,000 per year.
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $650,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Project Period: Up to 36 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that may apply for this competition include but are not limited to: SEAs; State charter school boards; State Governors; charter school support organizations; authorized public chartering agencies; and public and private nonprofit organizations that operate, manage, or support charter schools.

Entities that apply for this competition may apply as a partnership or consortium and, if so applying, must comply with the requirements for group applications set forth in 34 CFR 75.127–129.

Grantees may not use grant funds to conduct charter school authorizing activities, or to open new charter schools.

Grantees may not use grant funds to acquire or finance the acquisition of a charter school facility, including through credit enhancement, direct lending, or subgrants.

Grantees may not use grant funds for general organizational operating support beyond the costs associated with this grant project.

Pre-Application Information:

Dates:
- Applications available: July 22, 2022.
- Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit a notice of intent to apply by August 8, 2022.
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 22, 2022.
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 20, 2022.

The Department will be able to review grant applications more efficiently if staff know the approximate number of applicants that intend to apply. Therefore, each potential applicant is strongly encouraged to notify the Department of their intent to submit an application. Applicants that do not submit a notice of intent to apply may still apply for funding.

Submit applications for grants under the program electronically using Grants.gov.

To do business with the Department, and to submit your application electronically using Grants.gov, you must:
a. Have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);
b. Be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), the Government’s primary registrant database;
c. Provide your UEI number and TIN on your application; and
d. Maintain an active SAM registration with current information while your application is under review by the Department and, if you are awarded a grant, during the project period.

The SAM registration process usually takes approximately 7 to 10 business days, but can take longer, depending on the completeness and accuracy of the data you enter into the SAM.gov database.

Federal Register Notice: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-07-22/html/2022-15826.htm

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342603

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Julius C Cotton
ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin.
Telephone: 202-245-6288
Email: julius.cotton@ed.gov

Program Manager:

Yianni Alepohoritis
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 3E227
Washington, DC 20202-5970
Telephone: (202) 453-5571
Email: NDFY22Competition@ed.gov

CFDA Number:

84.282T

Funding or Pin Number:

ED-GRANTS-072222-001

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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