Communities of Excellence: Idaho's Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant
Idaho’s Communities of Excellence Federal CSP Program represents $17.1 million in funds available to help Idaho expand opportunities for students to attend excellent public charter schools that meet and exceed state academic standards. Idaho’s Communities of Excellence project has three objectives:
- Increase the number of quality charter school seats by 8,200 students, especially for our most educationally disadvantaged and rural students, through start-up, replication and expansion
- Support the Idaho Public Charter School Commission in expanding its quality authorizing efforts while disseminating and supporting best practices for other authorizers statewide
- Evaluate and disseminate widely the successes and lessons of highly-quality charter schools to impact the broader education system.
It is expected that a total of 19 sub grantee schools would be funded under the terms of this grant. Nine will be start-up schools, five will be expansion, and another five will be replication schools.
Please read the Request for Applications documenting who is eligible before applying.
Applications for the first cohort will be open until Friday, April 12, 2019 and will close at 5:00 MST. Late applications will not be accepted.
After creating an online profile in Bluum’s online application portal, there will be a list of tasks and supporting documents in addition to the application with project narrative. Bluum will provide technical assistance to applicants, as well as help desk support from the Survey Monkey Apply team. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details and /or with any questions or comments.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not attach curriculum, invoices, or any other document not specifically required as an attachment. If, for good cause, the applicant wishes to include an additional attachment, email email@example.com with your request for permission and a supporting rationale. Extraneous attachments, without proper authorization, will be removed and not submitted to the grant reviewer. Do not include cover pages for the attachments. Do not upload/send any material that must be returned.