Funding and Legislation

Included in the chart below is the amount of CSP National Leadership Activities funding per fiscal year since 2010.

Fiscal Year (FY) Funding for new awards Funding for continuation awards*
FY 2015 $4,123,072 $0
FY 2013 – FY 2014 $0 $0
FY 2012 $0 $1,914,881
FY 2011 $0 $3,816,619
FY 2010 $3,577,233 $0

*Continuation Awards include supplemental and forward funding when applicable.

Laws, Regulations and Guidance

  • The U.S. Secretary of Education can award grants to carry out national activities under the authority of Section 5205, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7221d). To view the full law, visit:
  • A non-regulatory guidance handbook addresses questions the Department receives regarding various provisions of the CSP statute and provides examples of ways to implement it. The handbook can be found at: MS Word (203 KB)
  • The link to the most recent notice of final priorities, requirements, and definitions that appeared in the Federal Register on July 14, 2014 and provided detailed information about the grant (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.282N) is: . The notice describes the purpose of the grant program; final priorities; final definitions; eligibility; final application requirements; and where to turn for more information.
  • Frequently Asked Questions regarding the circumstances under which CSP funds may be used for grants that support preschool education in charter schools, under new authority in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 can be found at: MS Word (45 KB).