New Jersey Department of Education

NJ Charter Schools Grant Program-Planning FY15

Division: Charter Schools, School Choice and Tech. Turnaroun
Office: Charter Schools


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Purpose: The Charter Schools Grant Program � Planning FY15 is a federally-funded grant program designed to support newly-approved charter schools (who were granted a preliminary charter in September, 2014) with the planning and logistics of opening of high quality charter schools in September, 2015. Through the increase in the number of seats in high quality charter schools, more students will have increased educational opportunities and will be better positioned to master the educational requirements of the Common Core State Standards as well as the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. Funds may be used in one or more of the following areas: increase the effectiveness and capacity of leadership before opening; develop the academic program; and to increase the organizational capacity of the school before opening. This limited competitive grant program is open to charter schools that received preliminary approval for a charter from the Commissioner of Education in October, 2014. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has established an 8 month grant program using federal Charter School Grant Program funds. Based on the availability of federal resources, this eight month grant program will begin January 15, 2015 and end on September 15, 2015.

Eligible Agencies: Charters that have been granted a planning year 2014-15 and have not received any prior Charter School Program Planning funds.

Approximate Number of Awards: 4 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $600,000 Application Due Date: 11/20/2014

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