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Charter School Grants

New Charter School Program (CSP) Planning & Implementation Grant Applications will be made available in Fall 2018

The dissemination of best practices is critical as Tennessee continues to expand the number of high- quality charter schools. CSP Dissemination grants are federal funds awarded for the purpose of disseminating information about high-quality charter school practices across the state. Applicants for these funds should be high-quality schools with in operation for at least three years, with the conditions for learning aligned with high achievement data. The TDOE plans to award up to three (3) additional 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 best practices in Fall 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).