CSP Grants to State Entities
CSP State Entities grants are awarded to states authorizing charters to schools and which do not have a current CSP State Entity grant. The CSP State Entity program provides financial assistance to State entities to support charter schools that serve elementary and secondary school students in a given State. The U.S. Education Department awards these grants to State entities that, in turn, award subgrants to eligible applicants for the purpose of opening new charter schools and replicating and expanding high-quality charter schools. State entities also may use grant funds to provide technical assistance to eligible applicants and authorized public chartering agencies in opening new charter schools and replicating and expanding high-quality charter schools, and to work with authorized public chartering agencies in the State to improve authorizing quality, including developing capacity for, and conducting, fiscal oversight and auditing of charter schools. State Entity grant funds may also be used for grant administration, which may include technical assistance and monitoring of subgrants for performance and fiscal and regulatory compliance. Charter schools receiving funds under the CSP State Entity program also may serve students in early childhood education programs or postsecondary students.