Charter School Program's Replication and Expansion Grants competition Accepting Applications
The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program has just announced the 2012 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion. This program is designed to assist non-profit charter management organizations, and other entities that are not for-profit entities, in replicating or expanding high-quality charter schools with demonstrated records of success. Applicants must have experience operating more than one high-quality charter school. Descriptions of the previous grantees from 2010 and 2011 can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/charter-rehqcs/awards.html.
In 2012, the Department plans to use up to $13,500,000 for this competition, and estimates making between 7 and 11 awards (the Department is not bound by any estimates).
Applications are due by May 7, 2012, and must be submitted through Grants.gov. Applicants must register at Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. The registration process can take up to five business days, or longer if all steps are not completed in a timely manner. So please register early!
A pre-application meeting will be held via webinar on March 27, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Washington, DC time). For those interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/charter-rehqcs/applicant.html.