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Florida Public Charter Schools Grant Program

The Florida Public Charter Schools Grant Program is a competitive grant awarded to charter schools for planning, program design, and initial implementation of the charter school and for supporting the dissemination of successful practices and other information about charter schools.

The following competition is for the 2014-17 Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant.  Applicants must fully read the Request for Proposals (RFP) prior to submitting a proposal.  The full RFP can be found at http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/charter_schools/Planning_Implementation_Grant.asp as well as the Resources Page in your Review Room (upper right corner of web page).

The due date for this Stage I Proposal is January 10, 2014 at 5:00 Eastern Time.  Applications will not be accepted after that time. 

The Department will hold Technical Assistance Webinar/Conference Calls on:
December 4, 2013 at 10:00am, and
December 4, 2013 at 3:00pm. 

Please see the RFP for details and instructions for registering.

Eligible Applicants:
Charter schools that are currently serving students are not eligible to apply for this competition.
 
To be eligible to apply for this grant an applicant must meet one of the following criteria:
 

  • Submitted a charter school application to its Sponsor (district) in 2012 or 2013; or
  • Submitted a charter school application to its Sponsor earlier then 2012 and has a fully executed charter contract to open in the 2014-15 school year.
 
Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:
  • Charter application has been approved by its Sponsor; or
  • 2013 Charter application is pending; or
  • 2013 Charter application has been denied and applicant has a pending appeal

 
Only those charter schools that are approved by their Sponsor will be eligible to receive funds under this grant.