Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter School Programs (CSP)–National Dissemination Grants


Discretionary/ Competitive Grants

What’s New

On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education awarded approximately $4.2 million in new grants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program – National Dissemination (ND) Grant Program. For more information about these awards, and other past competitions, visit the Awards Page.

For more information about the FY 2022 CSP National Dissemination Grants competition which closed on August 22, 2022, please visit the FY 2022 Competition page.

Program Description

The CSP National Dissemination program is authorized to make awards on a competitive basis to support efforts by eligible entities to support the charter school sector and increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to our Nation’s students by disseminating best practices regarding charter schools. This competition invites applications from eligible applicants to disseminate best practices regarding charter schools consistent with the authority in section 4305(a)(3)(B) of the Elementary and Secondary Education of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA). The major purposes of the CSP are to expand opportunities for all students, particularly traditionally underserved students, to attend charter schools and meet challenging State academic standards; provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of public charter schools; increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the United States; evaluate the impact of charter schools on student achievement, families, and communities; share best practices between charter schools and other public schools; encourage States to provide facilities support to charter schools; and support efforts to strengthen the charter school authorizing process.

  • Yianni Alepohoritis
    Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter School Programs
    (CSP) National Dissemination Grants
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    400 Maryland Ave SW
    Washington, DC 20202