High Quality Charter Grant Program

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Funded by a grant partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, the High Quality Charter Grant Program provides start-up grants to help establish charter schools serving significant low-income student populations.

Funding is accessible to qualified charter developers once they receive formal approval of a charter petition and during their first year of operation. Grant awards are determined by the number of schools in a network:

  • Networks with 0-5 schools are eligible for $325,000
  • Networks with 6-12 schools are eligible for $200,000
  • Networks with 12 or more schools are eligible for $100,000

To participate in the High Quality Charter Grant Program, schools must:

  • Demonstrate potential for delivering excellent academic results for K-12 students, as measured by standardized achievement tests
  • Serve significant low-income student populations
  • Have a 501(c)3 designation, pass a credit check, or be already authorized as a public charter school
  • Be referred by the California Charter School Association
  • Draw a majority of students from the Los Angeles Charter Region or the Oakland Charter Region.

This program is by invitation only.

Want additional information? Contact the High Quality Charter Grant Program team.

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