ARCHIVE - FY 2023 CSP CMO Competition

Applicant Information

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program – Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CMO Grants) application period closed at 11:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on January 3, 2023.

Links to Other Competition-Related Pages 

FY 2023 CSP CMO Notice Inviting Applications

Posted in the Federal Register on November 10, 2022    PDF        HTML    

FY 2023 Competition Timeline

  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 3, 2023
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: March 4, 2023 

FY 2023 Competition Information 

Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinars:

  • FY 2023 CSP CMO Pre-Application Competition Webinar:
    • The webinar was held at 3:00 p.m. ET on December 6, 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 registration process and answered participants’ questions.
  • FY 2023 CSP CMO Pre-Application Competition Office Hours Webinar:
    • The webinar was held at 3:30 p.m. ET on December 14, 2022.
  • Pre-recorded FY 2023 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 – PDF
      • Transcript – PDF
    • Logic Models and SMART Performance Measures Webinar:
      • This webinar is designed to help potential applicants create a logic model and develop SMART performance measures for their proposed project.
      • Recording –
      • Slides – PDF
      • Transcript – PDF 

Application Package and Submission:

  • CSP CMO 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 system at
    • The ALN (formerly called the CFDA) is 84.282M.
    • The Funding Opportunity Number is ED-GRANTS-111022-001.
  • Please do not email an electronic copy of a grant application to U.S. Department of Education staff. 
Hard Copy Applications:

For hard copy application packages, contact:

Laura Montas-Brown
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202

Required Application Forms: 

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

  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) (Form and Instructions)
  • ED Supplemental Information for the SF-424
  • ED Budget Information Non-Construction Programs (ED 524 Form and Instructions)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF LLL) (optional form)
  • Lobbying Form
  • General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) Requirements – Section 427 (ED GEPA 427 Form)
  • ED Grant Application Form for Project Objectives and Performance Measures Information (1894-0017)n

Registering on and

  • REGISTER EARLY – registration involves many steps including registration on SAM, 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 completed.
  • Please note that once your SAM registration is active, it will take 24-48 hours for the information to be available in, and before you can submit an application through
  • 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, click on the “Get Started” link under the “Register Your Entity…” heading in
  • Grantees, and other entities wanting to do business with the Department (e.g., entities applying for a grant), that are not already registered in 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.
  • 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.