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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 2017-20 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 January 23, 2017 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

Technical Assistance Webinars
The Charter Schools Office at the Florida Department of Education will conduct two technical assistance webinars on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 10am and 3:00pm. The purpose of the webinars is to provide information related to the technical requirements of the grant and application process. Participation is not required.
Registration to participate in the CSP TA Webinars is required. To register for the time slot that best fits your schedule, click:
After registering, an email confirmation will be forwarded containing instructions and link on how to join the webinar.

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 in 2016, 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.
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 The CSP sub-recipient has not withdrawn its approved charter school application, and;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. Any CSP sub-recipient that plans to open later than August 2017 will defer operations for only one-year and will open in 2018-19.