FY 2024 CSP CMO Grants Competition
The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program – Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CMO Grants) program was published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2023. The deadline to submit a grant application under this competition is 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 5, 2024.
Links to Other Competition-Related Pages
- Applicant Information and Eligibility: for information on eligibility, funding restrictions, and previous competitions.
- FY 2024 Call for Peer Reviewers: for information to apply to be a competition peer reviewer, click here.
FY 2024 Notice Inviting Applications
FY 2024 Competition Timeline
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 5, 2024
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: March 5, 2024
FY 2024 Competition Information
Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinars:
IMPORTANT – The dates of the two live webinars have been changed. Participants who previously registered must re-register using the below links.
- FY 2024 CSP CMO Pre-Application Competition Webinar (Live):
- NEW DATE and LINK – The Department hosted this webinar from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on October 24, 2023.
- During the webinar, the Department reviewed the competition eligibility requirements, priorities, selection criteria, application requirements, and assurances. Also, the Department reviewed the steps required to complete the Grants.gov registration and submission processes and answer participants’ questions.
- Slide Deck
- FY 2024 CSP CMO Pre-Application Competition Office Hours Webinar (Live):
- NEW DATE and LINK – The Department hosted this webinar from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on November 9, 2023.
- During the webinar, the Department responded to questions submitted by potential applicants through the “Questions & Comments” field in the registration form, as well as live questions.
- Slide Deck
- FY 2024 Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinars (Pre-recorded):
- Budget Webinar:
Application Package and Submission:
- CSP CMO Grant Application Package Instructions: Please note this is an electronic copy for you to download and use as a guide only.
- The ALN (formerly called the CFDA) is 84.282M. You can search Grants.gov using 84.282 (exclude the “M”).
- The Funding Opportunity Number in Grants.gov is ED-GRANTS-092623-001.
- Applications must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov system.
- 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:
Stephanie S. Jones
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5970
Required Application Forms:
- Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) [Form and Instructions]
- ED Supplemental Information for the SF-424 [Form and Instructions]
- ED Budget Information Non-Construction Programs (ED 524 Form) [Form and Instructions]
- Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF LLL Form) [Optional Form]
- Grants.gov Lobbying Form [Form and Instructions]
- General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) Requirements – Section 427 (ED GEPA 427 Form)
- ED Grant Application Form for Project Objectives and Performance Measures Information
- Charter Schools Program Assurances [Form; Review the NIA and Application Package Instructions to Complete]
- Project Abstract Form [Review the NIA and Application Package Instructions to Complete]
- Project Narrative Form [Review the NIA and Application Package Instructions to Complete]
- Budget Narrative Form [Review the NIA and Application Package Instructions to Complete]
- Other Attachments Form [Review the NIA and Application Package Instructions to Complete]
Registering on SAM.gov and Grants.gov:
- Grants.gov registration involves many steps including registration on SAM.gov (described below), which may take approximately one week to complete, but could take upwards of several weeks to complete, depending upon 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 to 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. [Note: 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 or Get a Unique Entity ID” heading.
- Grantees (and other entities) wanting to do business with the Department (e.g., entities applying for a grant) that are not already registered in SAM must complete the registration process and not the “Get a Unique Entity ID” process.
- 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 registration process 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.