Key Items Included in FY2010 Appropriations Conference Agreement

National Alliance

The House-Senate Conference Report agreed upon on December 9, 2009 appropriated funding to several different Department and Agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education. And within ED’s finding $256 million for the federal charter school programs is the highest amount ever appropriated and a $40 million increase over FY2009. Additionally, the total includes a key Alliance priority that $50 million can be directly competed out by the U.S. Department of Education to CMOS and other non-profit entities to support the replication and expansion of successful charter models; over $23 million to support the Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program and the State Facilities Incentive Grants; and up to $10 million dollars to support National Activities grants to further develop a sound infrastructure of support for high quality charter schools. Download a complete overview of the agreement here.