Credit Enhancement Grants for FY2021 Posted by ED

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the United States Department of Education (Department) posted its notice inviting applications (NIA) for Grants for Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities (Credit Enhancement) for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The NIA can be found by clicking on the above link or searching GRANTS.GOV for Opportunity Number ED-GRANTS-062321-001. The application deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

The Department will host a pre-application webinar for interested applicants on Monday, June 28, 2021, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern Time. Use this link to register for the webinar now through the time of the event. Attendance at the webinar is optional for applicants. A recording of the webinar will be made available on the Department’s Credit Enhancement web page following the event.

The Credit Enhancement program provides grants to eligible entities to demonstrate innovative methods of helping charter schools to address the cost of acquiring, constructing, and renovating facilities by enhancing the availability of loans and bond financing. Eligible applicants include public entities (such as state or local government entities), private nonprofit entities, or a consortium of such entities.

For questions or further information, please contact Clifton Jones at Clifton.Jones@ed.gov or (202) 205-2204.