California Department of Education (CDE) - Charter Schools Division
08/15/19 4:00 PM Receipt of mailed applications; Midnight - Receipt of emailed copy
Grants to California nonprofits and LEAs to assist in the development of newly established and conversion charter schools. In addition, high-quality established charter schools may receive funding for program replication and expansion projects. Funding is intended to create high-quality charter schools that will provide public school choice to students.
California now has permission to award expansion and replication grants. Further, California may use up to $2 million of the PCSGP funds to award dissemination sub-grants to high-quality charter schools for dissemination activities of best practices used in their schools. The dissemination sub-grant program is focused on closing the achievement gaps, and ensuring student academic success in state and national academic standards. These sub-grants may be used for planning, program design, initial implementation, and replication of a charter school.
Due to the highly competitive nature of the 2019–20 PCSGP sub-grant, additional points will be awarded to PCSGP applicants who can show the following:
1) The applicant has a signed facility agreement (A copy of the signed agreement must be submitted with the application) = one point
2) The applicant is from an identified rural county based in the 2010 United States Census (Total population below 65,000) = one point
3) Charter developer has not been awarded a PCSGP in the past eight years = one point.
PCSGP funding shall be used to support school improvement efforts by eligible charter schools funded by this sub-grant process. Sub-grant funds may be used for staff salaries, materials, services, training, equipment, supplies, evaluation, facilities, or other purposes, except as specifically limited by all applicable legal requirements including all regulations or statutes or by the State Education Agency (SEA).
GrantWatch ID#: 152829
- Classroom Based and Non-Classroom Based Charter Schools: up to $375,000
- Virtual or Online Charter Schools: up to $175,000
The P/I and replication sub-grant period is broken down into two phases: the planning
phase and the implementation phase. The duration of the grant period cannot exceed 36 months. This sub-grant term, September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, will not exceed the max duration. The sub-grant term will apply to both P/I sub- grants and Implementation-only sub-grants.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email applications to: PCSGP-APPS@cde.ca.gov
Mail applications to:
Public Charter Schools Grant Program Office
Charter Schools Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 5401
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
PCSGP Team, Charter Schools Division
Charter School Division