Funding and Legislation

The chart below provides the amount of CSP National Dissemination grant funding for each fiscal year (FY) since 2018.

Fiscal Year (FY) Funding for new awards Funding for continuation awards
FY 2022 $4,228,433 N/A
FY 2018 $6,505,069 N/A

Laws, Regulations, and Guidance


  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • 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)
  • Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. No. 113-235) PDF (1.47 KB)


  • 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 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 (204 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 (543KB)

Application Guidance

  • Notice Inviting Applications – Non-SEA Charter Schools Program Grant (84.282T)*
  • Pre-application Technical Assistance
    • 2018  PowerPoint (3MB)

*For the most up-to-date information on this grant program and any future or current notices please continue to check our website and search for current opportunities, and/or register for alerts at searching CFDA 84.282T.