Archived Eligibility Page for Developers
Eligibility under this competition (see NIA) is limited to charter school developers in States that do not currently have a CSP State Entity or State Educational Agency grant approved for the activities under this competition, as follows:
- States with Active CSP grants under ESSA: States in which a State entity currently has an approved CSP State Entity grant application under section 4303 of the ESEA are Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, and Wisconsin. We will not consider applications from applicants in these States under either CFDA 84.282B or 84.282E.
- States with Active CSP grants under NCLB: States in which the SEA currently has an approved CSP SEA grant application under the ESEA, as amended by NCLB (i.e., a grant award made in fiscal year 2016 or earlier), include Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. We will not consider applications from applicants in these States for grants for the opening of new charter schools submitted under CFDA number 84.282B.
- States with Approved Waiver Requests and SEA Grant Amendments: The Department has been reviewing amendment requests from SEAs with grants under the ESEA, as amended by NCLB, that would authorize the SEA to make subgrants for replication and expansion (for more information please see https://innovation.ed.gov/files/2017/12/CSP-ESSA-Flexibilities-FAQ-2017.pdf). Based on this review the Department has approved the following SEAs’ amendment requests to use CSP grant funds to make subgrants for expansion: California, Oregon, and Nevada (note: Ohio submitted an amendment request to make replication and expansion subgrants, but will not invite subgrant applicants until April 2019, at the earliest). We will not consider applications from applicants in these States for grants for the replication and expansion of high-quality charter schools submitted under CFDA number 84.282E. The table below provides a summary of the eligibility of developers by state in states with active CSP grants under NCLB:
Table 1: Summary of Eligibility under the FY18 Developer Competition for States with active CSP grants under NCLB, by State and Activity (Replication and Expansion)
*Note: Developers who are looking to replicate or expand in a state with a CSP State entity grant approved under ESSA are not eligible for 84.282E. Those states are: Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, and Wisconsin.
|State||84.282E – Replication Eligibility||84.282E – Expansion Eligibility|
|California||Not eligible||Not eligible|
|Colorado||Not eligible||Not eligible|
|District of Columbia||Not eligible||Not eligible|
|Massachusetts||Not eligible||Not eligible|
|Nevada||Not eligible||Not eligible|
|New York||Not eligible||Eligible|
|Oregon||Not eligible||Not eligible|
|South Carolina||Not eligible||Eligible|
As mentioned above, we will not consider applications from applicants in the States above for grants for the opening of new charter schools submitted under CFDA number 84.282B.
- CMOs: Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) seeking to replicate or expand a high-quality charter school may wish to review the notice and the CSP website to see if they are eligible to apply for funds under this competition. The eligibility considerations listed above apply for the schools that CMOs propose to replicate or expand as well, so applicants should also review the information above.
Applications are due by April 16, 2018, at 4:30:00 p.m. (EDT), and must be submitted through www.Grants.gov.
Descriptions of previous grantees under CFDA 84.282B can be found here. A pre-application meeting was held via webinar on March 8, 2018. A PDF of the webinar can be found here. Please note, the information provided in the PDF should not be your only source. It does NOT contain all the information you need to submit a complete application. Please read the NIA for full details, if interested.
Please click here for FY18 Overview of CSP Notices.