State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program (CFDA 84.282D)

Portal ID:
1950
Status:
Closed (432 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

This federally-funded grant assists high-performing charter schools in offsetting the costs of acquisition, construction, and renovation of charter school facilities as well as funding for rent, lease, Prop 39 pro-rata payments, mortgage, and debt service payments. 

Description:

This is a competitive grant that provides assistance with facility costs to high-performing charter schools in underserved communities. At least 80% of the instructional time offered by the charter school must be at the school’s site.

 

Funds are made available in funding rounds, beginning with the opening of an application period. The application period is noticed on the CSFA website and by notice sent via the CSFA ListServ.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Please refer to the Program Regulations, Section 10177. "Eligible Applicant"

Eligible Geographies:

Please refer to the Program Regulations, Section 10182. Evaluation Criteria

Matching Funding Requirement:

California meets the non-federal matching requirements utilizing appropriations made pursuant to the Charter School Facilities Grant Plan (“SB 740”) and Charter School Facilities Plan (funded through statewide bond measures). The total federal grant request is $50 million over a five-year period. In comparison, State matching funds are projected to total $1.5 billion for CSFP, SB 740, and Prop 39, combined 

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
None
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Grant awards, for up to a three-year period, are reserved an apportioned from funds available in the year that the subgrantee is awarded funding.

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$147,000,000
Expected number of awards 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.
432
Estimated amount per award 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.
$147,000,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
50%
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.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program (CFDA 84.282D) 

Funding Method: 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).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Grant awards, for up to a three-year period, are reserved an apportioned from funds available in the year that the subgrantee is awarded funding. 

How to Apply

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