Charter School Program (CSP) Planning and Implementation Grant

What is Charter School Program (CSP) Planning and Implementation Grant?

Funding for planning, program design and implementation of charter schools is available under Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, (NCLB). The primary purpose of the funds is to expand the number of high-quality charter schools available to students.

Who are eligible for the Charter School Program (CSP) Planning and Implementation Grant?

Approved charter schools and developers that have (1) applied to an authorized public chartering authority to operate a charter school, and (2) provided adequate and timely notice to that authority of its application for CSP funds (i.e., copy of application).

How to apply for the Charter School Program (CSP) Planning and Implementation Grant?

Submit 1 original and 3 copies of the application, postmarked by February 4, 2011.

How much funding is available for the Charter School Program (CSP) Planning and Implementation Grant?

Grant funds totaling approximately $4 million are anticipated for this program, subject to the availability of funding. Grants will be subject to the following limits, per award period:

  • Planning and program design grants — up to $300,000 for up to 18 months.
  • Implementation grants — up to $400,000 for up to 24 months.
  • Planning and implementation grants — up to $600,000 for up to 36 months.

Funding for all grants is subject to the availability of funds from the United States Department of Education.

Where to send applications for the Charter School Program (CSP) Planning and Implementation Grant?

New York State Education Department
Grants Management
Room 674 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

For more information on the Charter School Program (CSP) Planning and Implementation Grant, contact:

New York State Education Department
Grants Management
Room 674 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

Questions must be emailed to emsccsp@mail.nysed.gov; answers will be posted http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/currentapps.html

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