Charter School Facility Grant Program – (SB740)

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To provide financial assistance for charter school facilities.


The Charter School Facility Grant Program provides annual grants to offset annual on-going facility costs for charter schools that service a high-percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals or located in a public elementary school boundary serving a similar demographic. This program, previously administered by the California Department of Education, was transferred to the California School Finance Authority (CSFA) in 2013-14. Availability of funding is announced on the CSFA website each year.  

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Please refer to the Program Regulations, § 10170.3. Eligible Applicant.

Eligible Geographies:


Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
3 Disbursements a FY
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Annually-Fiscal Year

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The grant’s appropriation is determined by the California Department of Finance in the annual Budget Act.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

$1,211 per ADA, 0.00% COLA for 2020-21. Awards are disbursed in three apportionment's each fiscal year. The initial disbursement must be made by October 31st of the fiscal year that the grantee is awarded funding. The second disbursement is typically made by March of the same fiscal year. The final disbursement is made within 30 calendar days of the end of the fiscal year 

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


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