Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant

Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant

NEW REQUEST FOR APPLICATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OR EXPANSION

The FY2020 Grant Competition Window is April 22-May 24, 2019. 

FY 2020 Sponsor Eligibility Criteria 

Implementation
New School opening in 19-20 or opened for the first time in 18-19
FY2020 High-Performing School Criteria for Implementation | FY2020 High-Performing School List |Implementation Cost Guide 

Expansion
Schools that met the high-quality definition looking to expand to increase enrollment
FY2020 High-Quality School Criteria for Expansion | FY2020 High-Quality School List | Expansion Cost Guide | Expansion Template

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. 


Grant Information

Grant Purpose

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

Three types are available: planning subgrants, intended for groups of individuals who are developing a high-performing community school, implementation subgrants for community schools in their first and second years of operation and expansion subgrants for high-quality community schools seeking to expand. Up to $100,000 is available for planning subgrants, up to $350,000 for first-year implementation or expansion grants and up to $250,000 for second-year implementation or expansion subgrants.

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 OH|ID account and click here.
  • For guidance on CCIP navigation, sign into your OH|ID 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.

Note: 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.

IMPLEMENTATION SUBGRANT

The section below includes information pertaining to Implementation subgrants for schools in the first or second year of operation during the 2019-2020 school year.

EXPANSION SUBGRANTS

The section below includes information pertaining  Expansion subgrants for high-quality community schools seeking CSP funding to support expansion.

CSP Subgrant Award Recipients

Grant Readers

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

Advisory Committee

The purpose of this committee shall be to advise and support the transparency of ODE as it implements the CSP Grant.

Members

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 - vacant
  • 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
    • Vacant
  • Representatives from institutes of higher education with particular expertise in performance management
    • 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
    • Nichelle Shaskus, Director, Ohio Afterschool Network
  • National organizations with expertise in community school oversight and quality
    • Vacant

Meeting Dates

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:

Reporting

Additional Documents

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