Charter Schools Program Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools Competition Announced

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) announced the 2014 Replication and Expansion of High Quality Charter Schools grant competition, with an application deadline of July 21, 2014. The FY 2014 Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards can be found here.

This program assists nonprofit charter management organizations, as well as other 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.

The Department plans to award up to $26.5 million for this competition and estimates making between 14 and 19 awards (the Department is not bound by any estimates).

Applications are due by July 21, 2014, at 4:30:00 p.m. (EDT), and must be submitted through

Descriptions of the previous grantees, from 2010 through 2012, can be found here. A pre-application meeting will be held via webinar on June 26, 2014, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (EDT). For those interested in attending, please RSVP to Click here for more information, including links to an archive version of the pre-application webinar after June 26.

For any questions regarding the competition, please contact LaShawndra Thornton at