Charter School Program

The summary for the Charter School Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Department of Education, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Charter School Program: 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: 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 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 successful practices in, charter schools. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.282A. Applications for grants under the Charter School Program, CFDA Number 84.282A must be submitted electronically using the 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 e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us. You may access the electronic grant application for the Charter School program at: 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. The telephone number for the Helpdesk is 1-800-518-4726.
Federal Grant Title: Charter School Program
Federal Agency Name: Department of Education
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-012306-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 84.282
CFDA Descriptions: Charter Schools
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Mar 10, 2006 Applications Available: January 23,
Posted Date: Jan 23, 2006
Creation Date: Jan 23, 2006
Archive Date: Apr 09, 2006
Total Program Funding: $36,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
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
Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies (SEAs) in States with a State statute specifically authorizing the establishment of charter schools. Note: Non-SEA eligible applicants in states in which the SEA elects not to participate in or does not have an application approved under the CSP may apply for funding directly from the Department. The Department plans to hold a separate competition for non-SEA eligible applicants under CFDA Nos. 84.282B and 84.282C.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Julius Cotton
ED FIND System Admin.
Phone (202) 245-6140
Program Manager:
Dean Kern
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4W227, FB6
Washington, DC 20202-5970
Telephone: (202) 2
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