Applicant Info and Eligibility

Applicant Information

The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP) – 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) program was published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2023, and can be accessed here.  The competition closed on July 7, 2023.

Additional competition information can be accessed on the FY 2023 CSP Developer Grants Competition webpage.

Previous Competitions

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









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).

Please review the current year NIA for detailed eligibility guidance.

Email if you have any questions or concerns.