FY 2023 CSP Credit Enhancement (CE) Competition

Applicant Information

The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program – Credit Enhancement Grants (CE Grants) was published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2023.  The deadline for submission of a grant application under this competition is 11:59:59p.m. ET on June 26, 2023.

FY 2023 CSP CE Notice Inviting Applications

Posted in the Federal Register on May 10, 2023                  PDF           HTML

FY 2023 Competition Timeline 

  • Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: May 25, 2023
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 26, 2023
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 23, 2023

FY 2023 Competition Information

Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinars:

  • FY 2023 Pre-Application Webinar:  Thursday, May 18th 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST
    • The webinar link here.
    • During the webinar, the Department will review the competition eligibility requirements, priorities, selection criteria, and application requirements. Also, the Department will review the steps required to complete the Grants.gov registration process and answer participants’ questions.
      • Recording
      • Slide Deck – PDF (2 MB)
      • Links Included in the Pre-Application Webinar – PDF (333 KB)
      • Transcript – PDF

Application Package and Submission:

  • CE Application Package Instructions.  Please note this is an electronic copy for you to download and use as a guide only.
  • All required application forms are in the electronic application package in Grants.gov.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the Grants.gov system at http://www.grants.gov/.
  • Please 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:

Clifton Jones

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue SW

Washington, DC 20202

Email: charter.facilities@ed.gov

Registering on Grants.gov and SAM.gov:

  • REGISTER EARLY – Grants.gov registration involves many steps including registration on SAM (sam.gov), which usually takes approximately 7 to 10 business days, but can take longer depending on 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 24-48 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 to here. Please note that 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…” heading in SAM.gov.
  • Grantees, and other entities wanting to do business with the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., entities applying for a grant), that are not already registered in SAM.gov must complete the “Register Entity” registration option and NOT the “Get a Unique Entity ID” option. 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 “Register Entity” option may result in loss of funding, loss of applicant eligibility, and/or delays in receiving a grant award.
  • Information about SAM is available at SAM.gov. 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.