Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant
Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant
In 2015, Ohio received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to significantly increase access to high-performing public charter education opportunities for Ohio’s most disadvantaged boys and girls.
The purposes of the grant are to support the opening of high-performing site-based community schools, provide for more site-based community schools serving disadvantaged students where no effective options exist, and to increase accountability and autonomy for community school sponsors protecting student trust and public investment in Ohio’s community schools.
Types of Grants Available
Two types are available: planning subgrants, intended for groups of individuals who are developing a high-performing community school, and implementation subgrants for community schools in their first and second years of operation. Up to $100,000 is available for planning subgrants, up to $350,000 for first-year implementation grants and up to $250,000 for second-year implementation subgrants.
To be eligible to apply for a subgrant, sponsors must receive an overall rating of “Effective” or “Exemplary” on the most recent annual sponsor evaluation and earn a score of 3 or better for quality standards D.04 and E.02. Sponsors that did not score a 3 or better for standards D.04 and E.02 were eligible to submit a corrective action plan to address specific deficiencies on those two standards.
Applicants must implement a community school based on a high-performing educational model as an eligibility requirement for the CSP grant.
Grant Application and Submission Process
Applications must be submitted through the Department’s online e-grant system, the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP). The following links will assist the applicant with navigation and completing the application process in the CCIP:
- To Access the CCIP, click here.
- For CCIP technical assistance videos, sign into your SAFE account and click here.
- For guidance on CCIP navigation, sign into your SAFE account and click here.
Grant Application Forms and Templates
Fillable forms and templates are part of the CSP subgrant application. Applicants are required to use these forms and templates. Applicants who use additional pages for any of the appendices must make sure that the specific appendix complies with any page limit requirements listed.
Some of the fields on the application templates have scrolling capability. Please do not use that feature. All text typed into a field must be viewable within that field. Text entered that goes beyond the allotted field size will not be viewed. If the field space is not large enough to include the entire response, please use additional sheets of paper, making sure to remain within any overall specified page limits.
CSP Subgrant Award Recipients
The Ohio Department of Education is seeking grant readers for the Charter Schools Program subgrant competition. To review the requirements and apply, click here.
Training on application for eligible community school sponsors and schools
The purpose of this committee shall be to advise and support the transparency of ODE as it implements the CSP Grant.
The Committee is composed of individuals from key stakeholder groups in Ohio representing nonprofits with relevant expertise in community school sponsor quality; state community school organizations; institutes of higher education with expertise in performance management; high-quality community school management organizations; organizations that represent the interests of families and children enrolled in community schools; and a national organization with expertise in community school oversight and quality. The committee consists of the following individuals representing the following key stakeholder groups:
- The Superintendent of Public Instruction or his designee
- Nonprofits with expertise in community school sponsor quality
- Chad Aldis, Vice President for Ohio Policy and Advocacy, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
- Ohio community school sponsor organizations
- Lenny Schafer, Executive Director, Ohio Council of Community Schools
- Representatives from institutes of higher education with particular expertise in performance management
- Stephen Dackin, Superintendent of School and Community Partnerships, Columbus State Community College
- Stephane Lavertu, Associate Professor, Ohio State University, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
- Organizations that represent the interests of families with children in community schools
- Kaleigh Lemaster, Executive Director, School Choice Ohio
- National organizations with expertise in community school oversight and quality
- Todd Ziebarth, Senior Vice President, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
The Committee shall meet on at least semi-annual basis with the first meeting occurring thirty days prior to the department publishing its first request for application for the CSP Grant. Thereafter the Committee shall meet in June and December of each year. Future dates will be forthcoming:
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