FY 2022 CSP Developer Competition

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FY 2022 CSP Developer Notice Inviting Applications

Posted in the Federal Register on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 PDF       HTML

FY 2022 Competition Timeline

  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: Friday, August 5, 2022
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: Monday, September 5, 2022

FY 2022 Competition Information

Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinars:

  • FY 2022 Pre-Application Webinar for CSP Developer Grants – Office Hours:
    • The webinar was held at 3:30 pm Eastern Time on Monday, July 18, 2022.
    • During the webinar, CSP representatives responded to questions submitted by potential applicants through the “Questions & Comments” field in the registration form, as well as live questions.
    • Recording
    • Slides
    • Transcript
  • FY 2022 Developer Pre-Application Competition Webinar:
    • The webinar was held at 3:30 pm Eastern Time on Monday, July 11, 2022.
    • During the webinar, the Department reviewed the competition eligibility requirements, priorities, selection criteria, and application requirements. Also, the Department reviewed the steps required to complete the Grants.gov registration process and answered participants’ questions.
    • Recording
    • Slides
    • Transcript
  • Pre-recorded Application Technical Assistance Webinars
    • Budget Webinar:
      • This webinar is designed to help potential applicants develop a budget that aligns with and supports their proposed project.
      • Recording
      • Slides
      • Transcript
  • Logic Models and SMART Performance Measures Webinar:
      • This webinar is designed to help potential applicants create a logic model and develop SMART performance measures.
      • Recording
      • Slides
      • Transcript

Application Package and Submission:

  • Developer Application Package Instructions: Please note this is an electronic copy for you to download and use as a guide only.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov system at http://www.grants.gov/.
  • Please do not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to U.S. Department of Education staff.

Hard Copy Applications:

For hard copy application packages, contact:

Porscheoy Brice

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue SW

Washington, DC 20202

Email: DeveloperCompetition2022@ed.gov

Required Application Forms:

Note: Most of the forms listed are in the electronic application package in Grants.gov. The following is a list of the required forms that must be completed, examples of which can be found here.

  • ED Form 424–Application for Federal Education Assistance (Form and Instructions)
  • ED Form 524–Budget Information, Non-Construction Programs
  • ED Form 524–Instructions
  • Grants.gov Lobbying Form; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements
  • Standard Form LLL–Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
  • Grant Application Form for Project Objectives and Performance Measures Information

Registering on Grants.gov and SAM.gov:

  • REGISTER EARLY – Grants.gov registration involves many steps including registration on SAM (sam.gov), which usually takes approximately 7 to 10 business days, but can take longer depending on the completeness and accuracy of the data entered into the SAM database by an applicant.
  • 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.
  • Please note that once your SAM registration is active, it will take 24-48 hours for the information to be available in Grants.gov, and before you can submit an application through Grants.gov.
  • For detailed information on the Registration Steps, please go here. Please note that your organization will need to update its SAM registration annually.
  • To register in SAM.gov, click on the “Get Started” link under the “Register Your Entity…” heading in SAM.gov.
  • Grantees, and other entities wanting to do business with the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., entities applying for a grant), that are not already registered in SAM.gov must complete the “Register Entity” registration option and NOT the “Get a Unique Entity ID” option. The “Get a Unique Entity ID” option, which is not a full registration, is only available to entities for reporting purposes.  Failing to complete the “Register Entity” option may result in loss of funding, loss of applicant eligibility, and/or delays in receiving a grant award.

Information about SAM is available at www.SAM.gov.  To further assist you with registering in SAM or updating your existing SAM registration, see the Quick Start Guide for Grant Registrations and the Entity Registration Video here.

FY 2022 CSP Developer Grant Eligibility Information

Eligibility under this competition (see NIA ) is limited to charter school developers in States that do not currently have a CSP State Entity (CSP SE) or State Educational Agency (CSP SEA) grant approved for the activities under this competition, as follows:

  • States with Active CSP SE Grants: States in which a State entity currently has an approved CSP SE grant application under section 4303 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA), that is actively running subgrant competitions are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina*, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.  We will not consider applications for Developer grants from applicants in these States under either Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.282B or ALN 84.282E.

*Note 1: South Carolina was inadvertently omitted from the list of States with active CSP SE grants included in the FY 2022 NIA for Developer grants.

**Note 2: Mississippi was inadvertently included in the list of States with active CSP SE grants included in the FY 2022 NIA for Developer grants, along with the statement that we would not consider applications for Developer grants from applicants in Mississippi under either ALNs 84.282B or 84.282E. Please note: We will consider applications for Developer grants from applicants in Mississippi under ALNs 84.282B and 84.282E.

  • States with Active CSP SEA Grants for Opening New Charter Schools: States in which the State educational agency (SEA) currently has an approved CSP SEA grant application under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) (i.e., a grant award made in fiscal year 2016 or earlier), for the opening of new charter schools, are Georgia and Ohio.  We will not consider applications for Developer grants from applicants in these States for the opening of new charter schools under ALN 84.282B.
  • States with Active CSP SEA Grants with Approved Amendments for Replication and Expansion: State in which the SEA currently has an approved CSP SEA grant application under NCLB (i.e., a grant award made in fiscal year 2016 or earlier), and has approved application amendments that authorize the SEA to make subgrants for replication and expansion of high-quality charter schools, is Ohio.  We will not consider applications for Developer grants from applicants in this State for the replication or expansion of high-quality charter schools under ALN 84.282E. 

Table: Summary of Eligibility Under the FY 2022 Developer Competition for States with Active CSP SE and CSP SEA Grants, by State and Activity (Opening New Charter Schools and the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools) 

Note: Please see the NIA for the Developer Grant competition for complete eligibility information.

State 84.282B Opening of New Charter Schools 84.282E – Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools
Alabama Not eligible Not eligible
Alaska Eligible Eligible
Arizona Not eligible Not eligible
Arkansas Not eligible Not eligible
California Not eligible Not eligible
Colorado Not eligible Not eligible
Connecticut Eligible Eligible
Delaware Not eligible Not eligible
District of Columbia Not eligible Not eligible
Florida Not eligible Not eligible
Georgia Not eligible Eligible for expansion, not replication
Hawaii Eligible Eligible
Idaho Not eligible Not eligible
Illinois Eligible Eligible
Indiana Not eligible Not eligible
Iowa Eligible Eligible
Kansas Eligible Eligible
Louisiana Eligible Eligible
Maine Eligible Eligible
Maryland Not eligible Not eligible
Massachusetts Eligible Eligible
Michigan Not eligible Not eligible
Minnesota Not eligible Not eligible
Mississippi Eligible Eligible
Missouri Eligible Eligible
Nevada Not eligible Not eligible
New Hampshire Not eligible Not eligible
New Jersey Not eligible Not eligible
New Mexico Not eligible Not eligible
New York Not eligible Not eligible
North Carolina Not eligible Not eligible
Ohio Not eligible Not eligible
Oklahoma Not eligible Not eligible
Oregon Eligible Eligible
Pennsylvania Not eligible Not eligible
Puerto Rico Eligible Eligible
Rhode Island Not eligible Not eligible
South Carolina Not eligible Not eligible
Tennessee Eligible Eligible
Texas Not eligible Not eligible
Utah Eligible Eligible
Virginia Eligible Eligible
Washington Not eligible Not eligible
West Virginia Eligible Eligible
Wisconsin Not eligible Not eligible
Wyoming Eligible Eligible