Charter School Programs Announces FY22 Grant Awardees

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter School Programs Announces FY22 Awardees

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter School Programs (CSP) recently awarded a total of 25 FY22 grants to entities around the country.

The State Entities (SE) program awarded $60 million in new grant funds to six charter school support organizations and state education agencies in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The SE grants support the operation of new charter schools, the replication and expansion of high-quality charter schools, and high-quality charter school authorizing. 

The Developer program awarded six grants for a total of $3.7 million. Four grantees in Hawaii, Louisiana, Missouri, and Oregon received grants to open new charter schools. Additionally, high-quality charter schools in Connecticut and Illinois received grants to replicate and expand.

The National Dissemination grant program awarded $4.2 million in new grant funds to six grantees in California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. These grants are given to eligible entities to support the charter school sector and increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to our Nation’s students by disseminating best practices regarding charter schools. 

Finally, seven grantees received $57.7 million from the Credit Enhancement (CE) grant program. These awardees are located in Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Mississippi, and New York. This program provides grants to eligible entities to permit them to enhance the credit of charter schools so the charter schools can access capital to acquire, construct, and renovate facilities at a reasonable cost.

Congratulations to the grant recipients. For more information about the new grantees, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter School Programs’ website.