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Colorado Charter Schools Program (CCSP)

  

CCSP Start-up and Implementation Grant Program

The Colorado Charter Schools Program provides a 3-year grant and technical assistance to new and expanding charter schools. Approximately $3,847,000 has been designated as available for new CCSP Start-up Grant awards for the 2014-15 award cycle (subject to a 2014-15 federal funding allocation).


Start-Up Grants (for year one) and Implementation Grants (for years two and three) may be awarded for expenses associated with:

  • equipment and furnishings
  • professional development
  • board training
  • curriculum
  • library development
  • technology, etc.

Links for all grant-related forms are below. To download a form, right click on a link, select "Save Target As" and choose to save the file to your desktop or personal folder.

2014-15 CCSP Grant Instructions and Required Documents

 

 

 

 

Training

Unless you have received approval to be exempt, you are highly encouraged to attend a Start-up Grant Writer's Boot Camp prior to submitting your Start-Up Grant application.

Tier I and Tier II Start-Up Grant Writer's Boot Camp is offered on a yearly basis in August and in January. Implementation Grant Training is also offered on a yearly basis in July and August. Click on the following link to view a schedule of upcoming trainings.

Training Information.

Deadlines

***DEADLINES FOR SUBMITTING GRANT APPLICATIONS, BUDGETS AND OTHER REQUIRED FORMS ARE FIRM. DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED AFTER THE POSTED DEADLINES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED***

For 2014-2015 deadlines, click on link below to be directed to the CCSP Grant and Technical Assistance Calendar.

2014-15 CCSP Grant and Technical Assistance Calendar
 

The Colorado Department of Education's Schools of Choice (SOC) Office administers the federal Charter School Program [Title V, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (P.L. 107-110)] grant for the state. The USDOE has awarded CDE this grant from 2010-2015, a five-year period. Below is a summary of CDE's approved grant application.

2010-2015 CDE Approved Grant Application [PDF]

 

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