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In the state of Colorado charter schools are public schools that operate via a contract with an authorizer such as the local school district or, in some cases, the Colorado Charter School Institute.

Our office administers the Colorado Charter School Startup and Implementation grant, which provides technical assistance to charter schools and authorizers, processes waiver requests for the State Board of Education, collects data on charter schools, produces special topic studies and the state evaluation of charter schools, and responds to questions from the general public. See more information on the CCSP Grant.

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2020-2021 Charter School Capital Construction Funding Eligibility Questionnaire Due 12/4 

All charter schools are required to complete the CSCC-02 Eligibility Questionnaire annually. The FY20-21 form is due Friday, December 4th. Original signatures are required from both the charter school and their authorizer. For more information, please visit the Capital Construction website or contact Meg Donaldson at csccreporting@cde.state.co.us. 

2020-2021 BEST Grant Announcement 

The deadline for notifications of intent to apply for the FY20-21 BEST grant is Monday, November 30th. All potential applicants please complete the grant manager registration via the capital construction website. The cycle for BEST grants will open on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in the self-paced grant application online training in December. Visit the BEST grant website for more information.