Policy Overview

2008-2009 New York

Charter Schools

Metrics #
Charter Law
State Has Charter Law Yes
Year of Charter School Law 1998
Charter Cap
State-Imposed Cap on Charter Schools Yes
Description of Cap

200 start-up charters

Charter Funding
State Provides Funding for Charter Schools Yes
Description of Funding

The Charter Schools Stimulus Fund provides discretionary financial support to charter schools for start-up costs and for costs associated with the acquisition, renovation and construction of school facilities. Grants awarded by the New York State Board of Regents are capped at $200,000, and those awarded by the State University of New York are capped at $350,000. $6 million was appropriated for the 2007-08 school year; NYC appropriated $250M in its 2005-09 capital outlay budget to create the Charter Facilities Matching Grant Program.