Charter Schools Program Grant

2018-20 Charter Schools Program Grant for Implementation Only


NOTE: This is a supplemental competition for applicants that have NOT received implementation grant funding and have opened a charter school in the 2016-17, or 2017-18, or 2018-19 school year. Applicants that plan to open a charter school in the fall of 2019 may also apply.

Applicants interested in applying to the 2018-20 Charter Schools Program Grant for implementation-only supplemental competition must submit “Intent to Apply to 2018-20 Implementation Only-Supplemental RFP” email notice by Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to charterschoolgrant@fldoe.org (see RFP for additional instructions).

Eligible Applicant(s)

Charter schools that plan to open in the Fall of 2020 are ineligible for this competition and should not apply

2018-20 CSP IMP-ONLY Supplemental RFP (PDF)

To be eligible to receive the 2018-20 CSP IMP-ONLY grant, an applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Opened a charter school in the 2016-17 school year and has not previously received a CSP Implementation project award
  • Opened a charter school in the 2017-18 school year and has not previously received a CSP Implementation project award
  • Opened a charter school in the 2018-19 school year and has not previously received a CSP Implementation project award.
  • Is opening a charter school in the 2019-20 school year and has not previously received a CSP Implementation project award

Charter schools that meet the above criteria but who received a grade of F in the 2017-18 school year are ineligible.

Applicants must also have a charter application that has been approved by its sponsor and must have an executed charter contract.

The Charter Office will determine final applicant eligibility prior to approving the 2018-2020 IMP-Only Supplemental Prioritized Funding List (PFL) by verifying each school selected for funding has an approved charter application and has not previously received an implementation project award under the CSP Grant.

Application Due Date

This is a one-stage competition; paper-only application submission. Proposals are due by Friday, March 8, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Applications must be completed in hard copy and mailed to the Office of Grants Management at the Florida Department of Education, 325 W. Gaines St., Room 332, Tallahassee, FL 32399. The due date refers to the date the proposal must be received in the Department’s Office of Grants Management in approvable form. No application received after this date will be considered.

Technical Assistance Webinar

The Florida Department of Education, Charter Schools Office will conduct two technical assistance (TA) webinars on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The process for this competition is different from CSP competitions held previously. The purpose of the TA webinar is to provide information related to the technical requirements of the Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant application.

Registration to participate in the CSP TA Webinars is required. To register for the time slot that best fits your schedule, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/547788083658947075.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions pertaining to application process should be e-mailed to charterschoolgrant@fldoe.org with “CSP Question” in the subject header, or, mailed to the Department at 325 West Gaines Street, Room 1044, Tallahassee, FL32399, or faxed to 850-245-0875. Questions must be received by close of business on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.