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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 2018-21 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 November 30, 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 Webinar
The Charter Schools Office at the Florida Department of Education will conduct two technical assistance webinars on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 2pm and Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:00am. The purpose of the webinars is to provide information related to the technical requirements of the grant and application process. Participation is not required, but highly recommended. Registration to participate in the CSP TA Webinars is required. To register for the time slot that best fits your schedule, go to:

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 or 2017, 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 in 2016 and subsequently applied to and were denied funding during the 2017-2020 CSP Planning, Program Design and Implementation (P&I) competition 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.