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Charter School Grants

New Charter School Program (CSP) Planning & Implementation Grant Application now available!

Dissemination of information and best practices is critical as Tennessee continues to expand the number of high-quality charter schools. Dissemination grants are federal funds awarded for the purpose of disseminating information about high-quality charter school practices. Applicants for these funds should be schools with the best conditions for learning aligned with high achievement data. The TDOE plans to award up to six (6) dissemination subgrants to successful charter schools to assist other schools in adapting the charter school’s program (or certain aspects of the charter school’s program) or to disseminate information about the charter school.

Charter School Dissemination Grant Application

All applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. (CST) on January 22, 2018.


Additional Grant Opportunities

The U.S. Dept. of Education and national foundations supporting the growth of charter schools also offer grants directly to charter schools and networks. In Tennessee, charter school sponsors may be able to apply for several different grants, such as these:

In 2013, this Lipscomb University study examined the best uses of Charter School Program (CSP) grant funds.
In addition, there are many more organizations investing in promising or successful charter school programs (e.g., the Tennessee Charter School Center).