Funding and Legislation

Included in the chart below is the amount of CSP State Entities funding per fiscal year since FY 2017.

Fiscal Year (FY) Funding for new awards* Funding for continuation awards*
FY 2020 $81,696,397 $132,251,030
FY 2019 $25,840,123 $190,756,628
FY 2018 $77,790,768 $120,005,992
FY 2017 $144,680,792 $17,864,270

*New Awards and Continuation Awards include supplemental and forward funding when applicable.


  • Title IV, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 4301 – 4311 (20 U.S.C. 7221-7221j). PDF (485 KB)
  • Charter School Program Assurances Grants to State Entities MS Word (31KB)


  • 2015 Notice of Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria; Charter Schools Program Grants to State Educational Agencies (80 FR 34201)
  • Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)
  • Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200)
  • Uniform Guidance Technical Assistance for Grantees (Uniform Guidance TA)


Nonregulatory Guidance

  • ESSA Flexibility Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (December 2017) PDF (190 KB)
  • ESSA Flexibility Webinar Recording and Slides
  • Dear Colleague Letter –ESSA flexibilities for CSP Grantees (November 2017) PDF (196 KB)
  • Dear Colleague Letter – Guidance Regarding the Oversight of Charter Schools Program and Regulatory Requirements, Including the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (August 2016) PDF (226 KB)
  • Dear Colleague Letter – Guidance and Federal Resources on Appropriate and Effective Oversight of Public Charter Schools. (September 2015) PDF (317 KB)
  • Charter Schools Program Nonregulatory Guidance (updated January 2014) MS Word (203 KB)
  • CSP Guidance On the Use of Funds to Support Preschool Education (December 2014) MS Word (45KB)
  • Guidance on the Voluntary Use of Race to Achieve Diversity and Avoid Racial Isolation in Elementary and Secondary Schools (December 2011) PDF (168KB)
  • Guidance Letter on Lottery Exemptions and Awards to Multiple Charter Schools Operating under a Single Charter (February 2008) PDF (1.4 MB)
  • Title I Requirements on Charter Schools Non-Regulatory Guidance (July 2004) MS Word (739KB)
  • Allocating Funds to Charter Schools (December 2000) PDF (544 KB)
Last Modified: 09/30/2020