Applicant Information and Eligibility

The FY 2021  Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) can be found in the Federal Register. The competition closed on Friday, July 23, 2021. On Monday, September 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) announced four Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities (Credit Enhancement) awards  from the FY 2021 competition. On Monday, September 19, 2022, the CSP announced an additional seven awards made during the Fiscal Year FY 2022 for Credit Enhancement from the FY 2021 competition.

Pre-Application Webinar

The CSP held a recorded session of the FY 2021 Credit Enhancement Program pre-application webinar on Monday, June 28, 2021, 12:30 pm Eastern time.

You may view the webinar in its entirety by clicking here: FY 2021 Credit Enhancement Pre-Application Webinar.

For a full transcript of the pre-application webinar, click here: PDF

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.

Program Legislation, and Regulations: