Charter Schools Program Grant

2018-20 Charter Schools Program Grant for Implementation Only


Applicants interested in applying to the 2018-20 Charter Schools Program Grant for implementation-only competition must submit “Intent to Apply to 2018-20 Implementation Only RFP” email notice by Friday, August 17th to charterschoolgrant@fldoe.org.

Eligible Applicant(s)

Charter schools that plan to open in the fall of 2019 are ineligible for this competition and should not apply. They should, instead, be eligible to apply to the 2019-22 Charter School Program Grant (CSP) Planning, Program Design and Implementation competition.

2018-20 CSP IMP-ONLY 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
  • Is opening a charter school in the 2018-19 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 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.

The program performance and budget period for this competition will note exceed longer than 18 months.

Application Due Date

This is a one-stage competition; paper-only application submission. Proposals are due by Friday, September 14, 2018, at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard 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 two technical assistance (TA) webinars on Monday, August 6, 2018 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.

Technical Assistance webinar recording (When prompted, you will need to enter your name and email address to view the recording)

Technical Assistance Presentation (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for the 2018-20 RFP (PDF)