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Grants to USA Charter Management Organizations to Increase Opportunities for Students to Attend Charter Schools

Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP) – Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CMO Grants)

GrantWatch ID# 206817
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Charter Schools Program (CSP)
CFDA Number: 84.282M
Funding or PIN Number: ED-GRANTS-111022-001
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Important Dates
Conference Date: 12/06/22
LOI Date: 12/05/22
Deadline: 01/03/23 11:59 PM ET

Grant Description
Grants to USA charter management organizations to increase opportunities for students to attend charter schools. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The goal of the program is to enable students, particularly underserved students, to attend charter schools and receive a high-quality education.

Through CSP CMO Grants, the Department awards grants to charter management organizations (CMOs) on a competitive basis to enable them to replicate or expand one or more high-quality charter schools. Grant funds may be used to significantly increase the enrollment of, or add one or more grades to, an existing high-quality charter school or to open one or more new charter schools or new campuses of a high-quality charter school based on the educational model of an existing high-quality charter school. Charter schools that receive financial assistance through CSP CMO Grants provide programs of elementary or secondary education, or both, and may also serve students in early childhood education programs or postsecondary students, consistent with the terms of their charter.

The major purposes of the CSP are to expand opportunities for all students, particularly underserved students, to attend charter schools and meet challenging State academic standards; provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools; increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the United States; evaluate the impact of charter schools on student achievement, families, and communities; share best practices between charter schools and other public schools; aid States in providing facilities support to charter schools; and support efforts to strengthen the charter school authorizing process.

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Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Eligible applicants are CMOs. A CMO is a nonprofit organization that operates or manages a network of charter schools linked by centralized support, operations, and oversight. (Section 4310(3) of the ESEA). Eligible applicants may apply individually or as part of a group or consortium.

Pre-Proposal Conference
FY 2023 CSP CMO Pre-Application Competition Webinar: The webinar will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET on December 6, 2022.

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Pre-Application Information
FY 2023 Competition Timeline
- Applications Available: November 10, 2022.
- Notice of Intent to Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged but not required to submit a notice of intent to apply by December 5, 2022. Applicants who do not meet this deadline may still apply.
- Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 3, 2023 11:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time
- Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: March 4, 2023

Please note that prospective applicants must register with ( and the System for Award Management (SAM) ( and obtain several authorizations to submit an application. This registration process can take weeks, so the Department recommends that you begin the process well in advance of the application deadline date.

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Number of Grants
Estimated Number of Awards: 15-20.

Estimated Size of Grant
- Estimated Range of Awards: $250,000 to $15,000,000 per year.
- Estimated Average Size of Awards: $2,000,000 per year.

Term of Contract
Project Period: Up to 60 months. A grant awarded by the Secretary under this competition may be for a period of not more than 5 years, of which the grantee may use not more than 18 months for planning and program design.

Contact Information
Email Notices of Intent to Apply to

Julius C Cotton
ED FIND Systems Admin.
Phone 202-245-6288

Program Manager:
Stephanie S. Jones,
U.S. Department of Education,
400 Maryland Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20202-5970.
Telephone: (202) 453-5563.

For hard copy application packages, contact:
Laura Montas-Brown
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202

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