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 firstname.lastname@example.org (see RFP for additional instructions).
Charter schools that plan to open in the Fall of 2020 are ineligible for this competition and should not apply.
- 2018-20 Eligibility and Overview Form (PDF)
- 2018-20 Eligibility Overview Attestation (PDF)
- Appendix A (Excel)
- CSP 2-Year Budget Development Tool (Excel)
- CSP Funding Distribution Agreement (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 conducted technical assistance (TA) webinars that provided information related to the technical requirements of the Charter Schools Programs (CSP) Grant application.
To access the recording of the TA webinar, click Recording link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/547788083658947075.
Frequently Asked Questions
View the complete list of FAQ submissions and corresponding responses here (PDF).
Note: since the narrative component #7 BUDGET is a 'fixed requirement' and not scored, any questions specific to the budget development can be sent to the CSP Grant Director at Yolanda.Miranda-Hill@fldoe.org.