The Federal PCSGP is a discretionary grant program administered by the California Department of Education, Charter Schools Division. Applications are reviewed by peer evaluators and awarded to school developers to assist in the development and initial operations of newly established/conversion charter schools, as well as assist in the expansion/replication of high-quality charter schools.
The Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) funds planning and implementation and replication (P/I/R), and expansion grants. The P/I/R grant provide grants of up to $600,000 to plan and implement new charter schools. It serves California's public charter schools by providing startup and initial operating capital to assist schools in establishing high quality, high performing charter school operations for California students and their families. The expansion grant provides grants to charter schools that are adding new grade levels or significantly increasing enrollment.
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A newly established or conversion classroom-based charter school may be eligible for a Planning, Implementation, or Replication sub-grant, provided that the school did not begin serving students prior to July 1, 2019. A Non-classroom-based and virtual charter school may be eligible for an Expansion sub-grant, provided the school meets the definition of a high-quality charter school.
Planning, Implementation, Replication, and Expansion, sub-grants have varying award amounts. Planning, Implementation, and Replication sub-grants may not exceed $600,000. Expansion sub-grants may not exceed $300,000. There may be one additional opportunity to apply for supplemental funding, of up to $100,000, to specifically serve educationally disadvantaged students.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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