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Colorado Charter Schools Program (CCSP)

The Colorado Charter Schools Program (CCSP) provides a grant and technical assistance for up to 3-years to new and expanding charter schools. The Colorado Department of Education was awarded $24 million to administer annual sub-grant competitions from 2015 through 2018. Colorado will run its final competition under this grant award over the 2018-19 school year.        

CCSP grants may be awarded for reasonable, one-off expenses associated with planning, design, and implementation of a new school or significant expansion project in the form of a 3-year grant for charter schools applying in the year before the launch of a new school or significant-expansion project, or in the form of a 2-year grant for those applying the year of a project launch.  Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

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

The Colorado Department of Education's Schools of Choice office administers the Colorado Charter Schools Program through a 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 awarded CDE this grant in 2015.

The following links provide information about the Colorado Charter Schools Program:


Other state and federal grant opportunities