FY 2023 CSP State Entities (SE) Competition

Applicant Information

The Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program – Grants to State Entities (SE Grants) was published in the Federal Register on March 20, 2023.  The deadline for submission of a grant application under this competition was 11:59:59p.m. ET on June 5, 2023.

FY 2023 CSP SE Notice Inviting Applications

Posted in the Federal Register on Monday, March 20, 2023          PDF         HTML

FY 2023 Competition Timeline 

  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 5, 2023
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 2, 2023

FY 2023 Competition Information

Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinars:

  • FY 2023 Pre-Application Webinar: The webinar was held at 1:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 6, 2023. During the webinar the Department reviewed the competition eligibility requirements, priorities, selection criteria, and application requirements. The Department, also, reviewed the steps required to complete the Grants.gov registration process and answered participants questions.
  • FY 2023 Pre-Application Webinar for CSP SE Grant Competitions – Office Hours: This webinar was held on May 4, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar the Department addressed questions that were submitted regarding eligibility, use of funds, priorities, and application requirements.

  • Pre-recorded Application Technical Assistance Webinars:
    • Budget Webinar: This webinar is designed to help potential applicants develop a budget that aligns with and supports their proposed project.
    • Logic Models and SMART Performance Measures Webinar: This webinar is designed to help potential applicants create logic model and develop SMART performance measures.

Application Package and Submission:

  • SE Application Package Instructions: Please note this is an electronic copy for you to download and use as a guide only.
  • 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:

Adrienne Hawkins

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue SW

Washington, DC 20202

Email: FY2023_SE_Competition@ed.gov

Required Application Forms:

Note: Most of the forms listed below are in the electronic application package in Grants.gov. The following is a list of the required forms that must be completed, examples of which can be found here.

  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) – mandatory
  • Dept. of Education Supplemental Information for SF-424 – mandatory
  • ED GEPA427 Form – mandatory
  • Grants.gov Lobbying Form (ED-80-0013) – mandatory
  • ED Abstract Form – mandatory
  • Project Narrative Attachment Form – mandatory
  • Budget Narrative Attachment Form – mandatory
  • Project Objectives and Performance Measures Form – mandatory
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL)– optional
  • Other Attachments – optional
  • Evidence of Effectiveness Form – optional

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.

FY 2023 CSP SE Grant Eligibility Information

States with Active CSP SE Grants: States in which a State entity currently has an approved CSP SE grant application under section 4303 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA), that is actively running subgrant competitions are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. We did not consider applications from these states.