Charter Schools Program Grants for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools

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Funding to increase the national understanding of the charter school model by (1) expanding the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the Nation by providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools, and (2) by evaluating the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students, student academic achievement, staff and parents. Grant funds may be used to expand enrollment of one or more existing charter schools by substantially increasing the number of available seats per school, or to open one or more new charter schools based on the model for which the eligible applicant has presented evidence of success.

Deadline: July 15, 2015

Eligibility: Non-profit charter management organizations (CMOs) and other entities that are not for-profit, that have experience operating or managing more than one high-quality charter school. At least 60 percent of all students in the charter schools the applicant CMO or not for-profit is managing/operating must be individuals from low-income families.

Number of Awards: Up to 25

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