Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Charter School Program (CSP): Grants to Non-State Educational Agency (Non-SEA): Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation Grants CFDA Number 84.282B

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Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Charter School Program (CSP): Grants to Non-State Educational Agency (Non-SEA): Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation Grants CFDA Number 84.282B: 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: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. 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: The purpose of the CSP is to increase national understanding of the charter school model by expanding the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the Nation; providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools; and evaluating the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, student academic achievement, staff, and parents. This notice invites applications from non-SEA eligible applicants for two types of grants: (1) Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation (CFDA 84.282B); and (2) Dissemination (CFDA 84.282C). Each type of grant has its own eligibility requirements and selection criteria. Information pertaining to each type of grant is provided in subsequent sections of this notice. Non-SEA eligible applicants are those that are qualified to participate based on requirements set forth in this notice. Non-SEA eligible applicants must be from States in which the SEA does not have an approved application under the CSP. States with approved CSP applications are Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Non-SEA eligible applicants that propose to use grant funds for planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools must apply under CFDA number 84.282B. Non-SEA eligible applicants that request funds for dissemination activities must apply under CFDA number 84.282C. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.282B and 84.282C. Applications for grants under the CSP, CFDA Numbers 84.282B and 84.282C, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov. 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 the CSP at www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.282, not 84.282B or 282C).
Federal Grant Title: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Charter School Program (CSP): Grants to Non-State Educational Agency (Non-SEA): Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation Grants CFDA Number 84.282B
Federal Agency Name: Department of Education
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-052714-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 84.282
CFDA Descriptions: Charter Schools
Current Application Deadline: Jul 11, 2014 Applications Available: May 27, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Jul 11, 2014 Applications Available: May 27, 2014
Posted Date: May 27, 2014
Creation Date: May 27, 2014
Archive Date: Aug 10, 2014
Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards: 18
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
1. Eligible Applicants:
(a) Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation grants (CFDA number 84.282B): A developer that has (1) applied to an authorized public chartering authority to operate a charter school; and (2) provided adequate and timely notice to that authority under section 5203(d)(3) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7221b(d)(3)). In accordance with section 5203(d)(3) of the ESEA, an applicant for a pre-charter planning grant may include, in section V of its application, a request for a waiver from the Secretary of the requirement that the eligible applicant provide its authorized public chartering authority timely notice, and a copy, of its application for CSP funds (20 U.S.C. 7221b(d)(3)).

Note: Section 5210(2) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7221i(2)) defines ``developer'' as an individual or group of individuals (including a public or private nonprofit organization), which may include teachers, administrators and other school staff, parents, or other members of the local community in which a charter school project will be carried out. Additionally, the charter school must be located in a State with a State statute specifically authorizing the establishment of charter schools and in which the SEA does not have an application approved under the CSP.

(b) Dissemination grants (CFDA number 84.282C): Charter schools, as defined in section 5210(1) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7221i(1)), that have been in operation for at least three consecutive years and have demonstrated overall success, including--
(1) Substantial progress in improving student academic achievement;
(2) High levels of parent satisfaction; and
(3) The management and leadership necessary to overcome initial start-up problems and establish a thriving, financially viable charter school.

Note: Consistent with section 5204(f)(6) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7221c(f)(6)), a charter school may apply for funds to carry out dissemination activities, whether or not the charter school previously applied for or received funds under the CSP for planning, program design, or implementation.


Note: These competitions (CFDA numbers 84.282B and 84.282C) are limited to eligible applicants in States in which the SEA does not have an approved application under the CSP (or will not have an approved application as of October 1, 2014). The following States currently have approved applications under the CSP: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Eligible applicants, including charter schools, located in States with currently approved CSP applications that are interested in participating in the CSP should contact the SEA for information related to the State's CSP subgrant competition. Further information is available at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/csp/funding.html.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Charter School Program (CSP): Grants to Non-State Educational Agency (Non-SEA): Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation Grants CFDA Number 84.282B; Notice inviting applications for new awards
Grant Announcement Contact
Julius Cotton ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin. Phone 202-245-6288 EducationGrantInquiries@ed.gov Program Manager: Erin Pfeltz U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 4W228 Washington, DC 20202-5970; or Brian Martin U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 4W224 Washington, DC 20202-5970. Emails and telephone numbers: erin.pfeltz@ed.gov or (202) 205-3525; brian.martin@ed.gov or (202) 205-9085.
e-Mail: Program Manager

Department of Education 202 708 5660
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