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Federal Funding Opportunities. Charter Schools Program U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement. Overview. What we will discuss today: FEDERAL FUNDING BASICS Office of Innovation Charter Schools Program Federal Funding S ources and the Federal Register - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Overview CSP SEA program

Federal Funding OpportunitiesCharter Schools ProgramU.S. Department of EducationOffice of Innovation and Improvement

1OverviewWhat we will discuss today: FEDERAL FUNDING BASICSOffice of Innovation Charter Schools ProgramFederal Funding Sources and the Federal RegisterGrants.gov Resource Center Database FEDERAL OPPORTUNITIES WHAT CAN YOU ACCESS?Finding OpportunitiesCharter Eligible Examples NEXT STEPS IN ACCESSING FUNDINGPreparing an Application things to think aboutThere is no grant right now/no grant for your needs other sources of assistanceOther charter school supports

22Federal Funding Basics

3Overview Office of Innovation Charter Schools Program

4OII Organization Chart55CSP A History6The Charter Schools Program began in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE).

In 1995 the first SEA grant awards were made.

While grants could always be made to charter developers in States without a grant, the first specific non-SEA competition was run in 2002.

By 2003, the Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) had been created. The Charter Schools Program was in Parental Options and Information (POI).

The first National Leadership grant was awarded in 2003; subsequent competitions occurred in 2006 and 2010.

In 2009 the Charter Schools Program became their own division.

CMO awards began in 2010.6Legislative purposePart B Public Charter Schools: Subpart 1 Charter Schools ProgramSection 5201: It is the purpose of this subpart to increase national understanding of the charter schools model by Providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools;Evaluating the effects of such schools, including the effects on students, student academic achievement, staff, and parents;Expanding the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the Nation; andEncouraging the States to provide support to charter schools for facilities financing in an amount more nearly commensurate to the amount the States have typically provided for traditional public schools.

77MissionTo support the creation, expansion, and improvement of high-quality charter schools across the nation.

88OII Charter Schools Program9Charter School Program State Educational Agencies (SEA)Charter Schools Program Non-State Educational Agencies (Non-SEA)Charter Schools Program Non-State Educational Agencies (Non-SEA) Dissemination GrantCharter Schools Program Grants for Replications and Expansion of High-Quality Charter SchoolsCredit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities ProgramNational Leadership Activities GrantState Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants

ActivityFY12 fund allocation SEA continuation awards $173,334,630New CMO awards 13,500,000 CMO continuation awards16,654,620 National activities 9,885,338 New non-SEA awards3,000,000Non-SEA continuation awards5,817,431State Facilities Incentive continuation awards12,000,000New Credit Enhancement awards 11,035,836 Competition reviews100,000New SEA awards9,708,214 Total $255,036,069

9CSP StaffDirector: Stefan HuhCSP Program Manager: Erin PfeltzProgram Officers:CSP State Education Agency Grants: Leslie Hankerson Kate MeeleyNon-State Education Agency Grants: LaShawndra Thornton (LEAD)Brian Martin Kate MeeleyReplication and Expansion Grants:Erin Pfeltz (LEAD)Brian Martin Kate MeeleyNational Leadership Grants: Patricia Kilby-RobbExemplary Charter School Collaboration Awards: Nancy PauluCredit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Grants: & State Facilities Incentive Grants: Kristin LundholmAdministrative Support: Cheryl WeekesIntern: Kareen Currey

1010Federal Funding Sources

11Federal Funding Sources12National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Science Foundation Department of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of CommerceDepartment of AgricultureDepartment of LaborEnvironmental Protection AgencyNational Endowment for the Arts Office of Innovation and ImprovementArtist in Education: Model Development and Dissemination ProgramCharter Schools ProgramInvesting in Innovation ProgramProfessional Development for Arts Educators ProgramPromise NeighborhoodsTeaching American History Grant ProgramTransition to Teaching Grant ProgramFull-Service Community Schools ProgramSchool Leadership Grant ProgramVoluntary Public School Choice ProgramWomen's Educational Equity Act ProgramOffice of Postsecondary EducationOffice of English Language and AcquisitionForeign Language Assistance ProgramNative American and Alaska native Children in School Programs12Federal Funding Sources cont.13Office of Elementary and Secondary EducationAdvance Placement Incentive ProgramEarly Reading First ProgramImproving Literacy Through School Library ProgramTeacher Incentive FundAlaska native EducationMigrant Education Even StartImpact Aid: Discretionary Construction Grant ProgramJacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education ProgramSmaller Learning: Communities ProgramOffice of Safe and Drug-Free SchoolsCarol M. White Physical Education ProgramElementary and Secondary School Counseling ProgramsGrants for Integration of Schools and Mental Health SystemsGrants to Reduce Alcohol AbuseGrants for Schools0Based Student Drug-Testing ProgramPartnership in Character Education ProgramReadiness and Emergency Management for SchoolsSafe Schools- Healthy Students InitiativeCooperative Civic Education and Economic Education Exchange ProgramMentoring ProgramsGaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate ProgramsInternational Research and Studies ProgramTalent Search Program; Upward Bound Program13ED.gov ResourcesList of Currently Open Grant Competitions:http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.htmlGuide to ED Programs: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/gtep/index.htmlFreedom of Information Act Reading Room: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/readingroom.htmlData. Ed.gov: https://www.data.ed.gov

1414Other Funding ResourcesGrants.gov: www.Grants.gov National Charter School Resource Center: http://www.charterschoolcenter.org/grantsFoundation Center: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/

***Remember, a charter school is a non-profit and are their own LEA (location dependent)!***

1515The FEDERAL REGISTERwww.federalregister.gov


16Federal Register How to Search

1717What is in the Federal Register?


19Grants.govAll discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on Grants.gov.You do not have to register with Grants.gov to find grant opportunities. However, once you are ready to apply for a grant, you will need to be registered. This process takes 3-5 business days, or up to 4 weeks if you experience any difficulties.

You do not have to register with Grants.gov if you only want to find grant opportunities or to download application packages but you MUST register to SUBMIT!

2020Grants.govSign up for Grant Email Alerts

Possible updates include:Updates on Grants.gov itselfDaily notification of ALL grant opportunitiesNotices based on criteriaFunding by agency or activityTypes of eligible applicantsCFDA Number For example, 84.282


21National Charter School Resource CenterUpcoming grants - http://www.charterschoolcenter.org/grants Opportunity type, eligible applicant, key words, fundersOrganized by due date, or categorized as ongoing

2222Now, its time for a..

POP QUIZ!!!23Questions: How many grant programs are there within the CSP? 7Which program, within CSP during FY12, received, or will receive, the most funding for new awards? CMO How many Federal agencies provide grant programs that charter schools are eligible for? 9Name 2 places where one can find grant opportunities? 23Federal Opportunities WHAT CAN YOU ACCESS?

24National Charter School Resource CenterJuly 2011 Webinar Exploring Funding Opportunities for Charter Schoolshttp://www.charterschoolcenter.org/webinar/exploring-funding-opportunities-charter-schools2525Investing in Innovation(i3)Purpose: to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact Improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation ratesIncreasing college enrollment and completion rates.

Eligible Applicants are:Local educational agencies (LEAs)Non-profit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools

Please note that the FY 2012 i3 grant competition is CLOSED

For more information please refer to the i3 website:http://www2.ed.gov/programs/innovation/index.html

26The Investing in Innovation Fund, established under section 14007 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides funding to support (1) local educational agencies (LEAs), and (2) nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools. The purpose of this program is to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates.These grants will (1) allow eligible entities to expand and develop innovative practices that can serve as models of best practices, (2) allow eligible entities to work in partnership with the private sector and the philanthropi