Applicant Info and Eligibility

Applicant Information

The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program – Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (Developer Grants) was published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2022, and can be accessed here.  The competition closed on August 5, 2022.

Additional competition information can be accessed on the FY 2022 Competition page.

Previous Competitions

To learn more about the previous competitions under ALNs 84.282B and 84.282E, please visit the links below.








Developer means an individual or group of individuals (including a public or private nonprofit organization), which may include teachers, administrators and other school staff, parents, or other members of the local community in which a charter school project will be carried out.  (Section 4310(5) of the ESEA)

Eligible applicants are developers that have–

  1. Applied to an authorized public chartering authority to operate a charter school; and
  2. Provided adequate and timely notice to that authority. (Section 4310(6) of the ESEA)

Additionally, the charter school must be located in a State with a State statute specifically authorizing the establishment of charter schools (as defined in section 4310(2) of the ESEA) and in which a State entity currently does not have a CSP State Entity grant (84.282A) under section 4303 of the ESEA. (Section 4305(a)(2) of the ESEA)  Eligibility in a State with a CSP SEA grant (84.282A) under the ESEA, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), is limited to grants for replication and expansion (84.282E) and only if the Department has not approved an amendment to the SEA’s approved grant application authorizing the SEA to make subgrants for replication and expansion.

Please review the current year NIA for detailed eligibility guidance.

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