Archived - FY 2020 Developer Competition

Applicant Information

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Charter Schools Program (CSP) – Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools application period closed on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, May 21, 2020 and can be found here.

FY 2020 CSP Developer Notice Inviting Applications

Posted in the Federal Register on May 22, 2020     PDF       HTML

FY 2020 Competition Timeline

The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is hosting the FY 2020 Developer Program pre-application webinar. This webinar will review 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
  • Recording form webinar: Recording
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 19, 2020
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 1, 2020

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.

FY2020 Eligibility

  • For eligibility information, see the NIA.