FY 13 Allocation of US Dept. of Education Charter Schools Program


SEA Grants and Non-SEA Grants $ 182.1 M · SEAs eligible for 3 year grants · Non-SEA grants go directly to charter schools Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (Charter Management Organization competition) $30 M · Grants are up to 5 Years in duration · Funds may be used to expand enrollment of one or more existing charters, or to open one or more new charters National Leadership Activities Grants $6.4 M · Eligible: SEAs and LEAs in statute authorizing charter schools and private nonprofits · Priority is given to projects which improve the quality of charter schools in urban and rural areas designated needs improvement Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program $12 M · Grants available to help public charter schools improve their credit in order to obtain private sector capital to buy, construct, renovate, or lease academic facilities · Eligible: Public entities (state or local), private nonprofit, or a consortium State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants $11 M · Competitive grants to help states with “per-pupil facilities aid” for charter schools · Only 11 States and DC have passed laws making them eligible for these funds