Grant/Fundraising Opportunities

2015 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools

Deadline: July 15, 2015

The 2015 Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools 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. Applicants must have experience operating more than one high-quality charter school. In 2015, the Department plans to use up to $40,000,000 for this competition, and estimates making between 19 and 25 awards (the Department is not bound by any estimates).

Applications are due by July 15, 2015, at 4:30:00 p.m. (Washington DC time), and must be submitted through Grants.gov. Applicants must register at Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. The registration process can take up to several weeks if all steps are not completed accurately or in a timely manner. A pre-application meeting will be held via webinar on June 16, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Washington, DC time). For those interested in participating in the webinar, please pre-register by emailing their name, organization, and contact information with the subject heading "PRE-APPLICATION MEETING" to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More information is available on the CSP website.

NewSchools Catapult

Phase 1 Deadline: August 14, 2015

New Schools Venture Fund is looking for teams planning to launch a new school in 2016 to apply to NewSchools Catapult, a new program that aims to propel successive waves of education entrepreneurs to launch new schools.The program's focus is on schools that serve significant numbers of underserved students in grades PreK-12 and will be operated by (a) early-stage charter networks for which this would be their first or second school or (b) district-operated schools with sufficient autonomy and support to realize their vision. Teams selected for the program will receive financial support and ongoing assistance.

Learn more and apply at www.newschools.org/blog/launching-newschools-catapult.