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Florida Public Charter Schools Grant Program

The Florida Public Charter Schools Grant Program is a competitive grant awarded to charter schools for planning, program design, and initial implementation of the charter school and for supporting the dissemination of successful practices and other information about charter schools.

The following competition is for the 2020-23 Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant.  Applicants must fully read the Request for Proposals (RFP) prior to submitting a proposal.  The full RFP can be found at as well as the Resources Page in your Review Room (upper right corner of web page).

Stage I proposal is due by Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. The due date refers to the date and time the proposal must be fully submitted through the Florida FluidReview online application system at

Eligible Applicant(s)
To be eligible to apply to and receive this grant, an applicant must meet the following conditions:

  •  Submitted a charter school application to a local school district using the Department’s model charter school application (Form IEPC-M1, effective February 2016) as adopted in State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.0786; and

    • Charter application has been approved by the district;
    • Charter application is pending; or
    • Charter application is denied and pending an appeal. 
Applicants that submitted the Department’s model charter school application to a local school district and subsequently applied to and were denied funding during the 2018-2021 or the 2019-2022 CSP Planning, Program Design, and Implementation (P&I) competitions cannot submit a revised charter application for this current competition. However, for any applicant who wishes to apply again, the Department will review the applicant’s original charter application that was submitted to the last CSP P&I competition. Any applicant that has been denied CSP funding in both the 2018-2021 and the 2019-2022 competitions is ineligible for this current competition.

Only those charter schools that are approved by their Sponsor will be eligible to receive funds under this grant. Prior to approving the initial Project Award Notification (DOE 200) for each school selected for funding, the Charter Schools Office will verify:
  1.  The CSP sub-recipient has not withdrawn its approved charter school application, and;
  2. The CSP sub-recipient will open charter school no later than August 2020.