Charter Schools



<empty> Legislation, Rules, and Policy
 (8/14/14)

<empty> Grants and RFPs
Grant Archive
  • Charter Schools Program Non State Educational Agencies (Non-SEA) Grant Program (Closed 6/8/12)
    The Charter Schools Program (CSP) recently announced a new grant competition for charter schools and charter school development teams: the Charter Schools Program Non State Educational Agencies (Non-SEA) Grant Program. The deadline for transmittal of applications is June 6, 2012. Under this grant competition, the CSP provides grants directly to charter schools to plan, design, and complete the initial implementation of their school.  This program also provides funds to charter schools that have been in operation for at least 3 consecutive years to support dissemination activities (i.e., assisting other schools in adapting the charter school’s program or dissemination of information about the charter school) Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/charternonsea/applicant.html
  • Replication and Expansion for High-Quality Charter Schools Grant Competition (Closed 5/7/12)
    The Charter Schools Program (CSP) recently announced a new grant competition for nonprofit CMOs and other not-for-profit entities:  the Replication and Expansion for High-Quality Charter Schools grant competition.  The deadline for transmittal of applications is May 7, 2012.  Under this grant competition, the CSP awards money to non-profit charter management organizations that have demonstrated success, including improved academic achievement. Grant money may be used to expand enrollment of one or more existing charter schools, or to open one or more new charter schools based on the model for which the eligible applicant has presented evidence of success. Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/charter-rehqcs/applicant.html.
  • 2011 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion (Closed 8/11/11)
    This grant competition ran for the first time in 2010, resulting in 12 grantees; descriptions of the 2010 grantees can be found here. This program is designed to assist non-profit charter management organizations, and other entities that are not for-profit entities, in replicating or expanding high-quality charter schools with demonstrated records of success. More information is available at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/charter-rehqcs/applicant.html
RFP Archive




If you have general questions, feel free to contact the local school board in your area or the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. Their website can be found at http://www.incschools.org, e-mail at info@incschools.org, call at 312-629-2063, or fax at 312-629-2064. You may also contact staff at the Illinois State Board of Education as follows:

Jennifer Saba
312-814-2223 Phone
312-814-8871 Fax