Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant

Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant

FY2022-2023 will be the concluding year for the CSP subgrant competition and awards.


Opportunity for Grant Announcement
FY22 Sponsor Eligibility Criteria 
Intent to Apply

To apply to be a grant Reader


New School opening in 22-23 or opened for the first time in 21-22
FY22 High-Performing School Criteria for Implementation | FY22-23 High Performing School List |Implementation Cost Guide 

Schools that met the high-quality definition looking to expand to increase enrollment
FY22 High-Quality School Criteria for Expansion | FY22-23 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 and expansion of high-performing/high-quality 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:  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 $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.


The section below includes  information pertaining to Implementation subgrants for schools in the first or second year of operation during the 2022-2023 school year.  


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


Sponsor/subgrantee Corrective Action Plans

Cleveland Municipal School District
Thomas B. Fordham
St. Aloysius Orphanage
ESC of Lake Erie West
North Central Ohio ESC
Citizens Academy Southeast

Continuation Subgrants

RFA Training Presentations

CSP Subgrant Award Recipients

Advisory Committee

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
    • Alyson Deangelo, Interim Sr. Executive Director, Ohio  Department of Education​
  • 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
    • Sophia Speelman, Community School Coordinator, ESC of Central Ohio
  •  Ohio's community school high-quality charter management organization.
    •  John Dues, Chief Learning Officer, United Schools Network 
  • Institutes of higher education with particular expertise in performance management.
    • Stephane Lavertu, Associate Professor, Ohio State University, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • Representatives from community educational development organizations.
    • ​​Meghann Marnecheck, Executive Director, Cleveland Transformation Alliance​​
  • Interests of families with children in community schools

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:


Additional Documents and resources

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