ARCHIVED: Charter Schools Program Non-State Educational Agencies (Non-SEA) Dissemination Grant

CFDA Number: 84.282C
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also known as: Charter Non-SEA Dissemination

What’s New

On December 7, 2017, CSP notified all grantees of the extended deadline of December 22, 2017 for application amendment requests under the November 15, 2017 Dear Colleague Letter.

On November 15, 2017, OII issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) inviting grantees to submit requests to amend approved grant applications to include new activities. The Department is providing this expedited opportunity for grants awarded prior to 2017 and operating under the ESEA, as amended by the NCLB.

The FY 2016 competition closed on October 6, 2015. Awards will be announced later this year.

Program Description

The purpose of the Charter Schools Program (CSP) is to increase the national understanding of the charter school model by (1) expanding the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the Nation by providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools, and (2) by evaluating the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, student academic achievement, staff and parents.

Non-State Educational Agencies in States in which the State Educational Agencies do not have an approved application under the CSP may receive grants directly from the Secretary for planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools, and to carry out dissemination activities.

Use of Funds for Dissemination Activities
((20 U.S.C. 7221c(f)(6))

A charter school receiving a grant under CFDA number 84.282C may use grant funds to assist other schools in adapting the charter school’s program (or certain aspects of the charter school’s program), or to disseminate information about the charter school, through such activities as—

  1. Assisting other individuals with the planning and start-up of one or more new public schools, including charter schools, that are independent of the assisting charter school and the assisting charter school’s developers, and that agree to be held to at least as high a level of accountability as the assisting charter school;
  2. Developing partnerships with other public schools, including charter schools, designed to improve student academic achievement in each of the schools participating in the partnership;
  3. Developing curriculum materials, assessments, and other materials that promote increased student achievement and are based on successful practices within the assisting charter school; and
  4. Conducting evaluations and developing materials that document the successful practices of the assisting charter school and that are designed to improve student performance in other schools.