Charter School Office

2013-2016 New York Charter School Dissemination Program Grant

The 2013-2016 New York Charter School Dissemination Program Grant application has been released and is now available. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013. Please see the Grant Application for additional information.


The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has received funds from the United States Department of Education under the Charter Schools Program of 2012. Schools chosen as recipients of this grant will exemplify autonomy, accountability, and high performance. These schools will have practices that are evidence-based, proven to advance student achievement, and can be replicated at non-chartered district schools.  The NYSED will offer individual awards of up to $500,000 over three years – two years for project implementation and one year for evaluation – and estimates making ten awards.

Program Purpose

The purpose of the New York Charter School Dissemination Grant is to provide funds to support the dissemination of effective practices and programs that have been developed, tested, and proven successful in significantly increasing student achievement in New York Charter Schools.  Dissemination funds are made available to charter schools to assist in disseminating their successful innovations to district school(s) by developing partnerships. These successful innovations and practices must be designed to improve student academic achievement.

Dissemination funds may be used for projects that include, but are not limited to, replicating and/or adapting the following types of practices, systems and structures: 

  • School leadership structures, particularly those that free instructional leaders to focus exclusively on instruction;
  • Co-teaching or team-teaching structures;
  • Staff professional development programs, including strategic use of summer institute training and ongoing trainings throughout the year;
  • Tutoring or academic intervention systems designed to “ramp-up” students who are significantly behind grade level;
  • New teacher development support system;
  • Strategies, structures, and methodologies to coach teachers on using formative and summative data to inform instruction;
  • Strategies to develop and utilize specific curricular and assessment systems;
  • Particular school culture or disciplinary procedures;
  •  Programs that allow schools to effectively recruit and retain strong teachers and principals (i.e. providing high-quality pathways for teachers and school leaders); and
  • A school calendar and/or schedule design that includes additional learning time.

Federal Charter Schools Program Nonregulatory Guidance PDF Document  (363 KB) includes information on dissemination grants (see questions B-5 through B-8).

NY Charter School Dissemination Grant Applicant/Awardee List (June 26,2013) PDF Document  (79 KB)


Additional Information and Grant Application

Additional information including the application document is available on the 2013-2016 New York Charter School Dissemination Program Grant webpage.

Awardees from a Previous Competition:

Click here to view summaries of awarded dissemination grant projects from a prior competition.


Last Updated: March 26, 2014