Archived - FY 2019 Developers Competition

Applicant Information

On July 3, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools. The FY 2019 Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) and clarifying correction can be found in the Federal Register. The competition closed on Friday, August 2, 2019 Eastern Time.

Pre-Application Webinars

The Charter Schools Program (CSP) held the FY 2019 Developer Program pre-application webinar on Monday, July 8, 2019, 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

  • This webinar reviewed the priorities, selection criteria, and the application and eligibility requirements, in addition to the steps required to complete the registration process.
  • PowerPoint slides from webinar:   PDF (2 MB)
  • Recording from webinar: Recording

Application Submission

  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the system at
  • Please do not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to U.S. Department of Education staff.

Registering on

  • Applicants must register at prior to submitting an application.
  • The registration process takes approximately 5 business days to complete, but recommends allowing several weeks to complete all steps.
  • You may begin working on your application while completing the registration process, but you cannot submit an application until all of the registration steps are complete.
  • For detailed information on the registration steps, please go to:

Application Package:     PDF

  • Please note this is an electronic copy of the application package instructions for you to download and use as a guide only. The application package that must be submitted can be found on the website.


Eligible applicants are developers that have applied to an authorized public chartering authority to operate a charter school; and provided adequate and timely notice to that authority. For complete eligibility information, see the NIA  and clarifying correction.

FY2019 Eligibility by State

Eligible for 84.282B (New) Eligible for 84.282E (Replication) Eligible for 84.282E (Expansion)
Alabama eligible eligible eligible
Alaska eligible eligible eligible
Arizona X X X
Arkansas X X X
California X X X
Colorado X X X
Connecticut eligible eligible eligible
Delaware X X X
District of Columbia X X X
Florida X X eligible
Georgia X X eligible
Hawaii eligible eligible eligible
Idaho X X X
Illinois X X eligible
Indiana X X X
Iowa eligible eligible eligible
Kansas eligible eligible eligible
Kentucky eligible eligible eligible
Louisiana X X eligible
Maine eligible eligible eligible
Maryland X X X
Massachusetts X X X
Michigan X X X
Minnesota X X X
Mississippi X X X
Missouri eligible eligible eligible
Nevada X X X
New Hampshire eligible eligible eligible
New Jersey eligible eligible eligible
New Mexico X X X
New York X X X
North Carolina X X X
Ohio X X X
Oklahoma X X X
Oregon X X X
Pennsylvania eligible eligible eligible
Rhode Island X X X
South Carolina X X eligible
Tennessee X X eligible
Texas X X X
Utah eligible eligible eligible
Virginia eligible eligible eligible
Washington X X eligible
West Virginia eligible eligible eligible
Wisconsin X X X
Wyoming eligible eligible eligible
Puerto Rico eligible eligible eligible
Guam eligible eligible eligible

For complete eligibility information, see the NIA and clarifying correction.