Charter School Programs (CSP) State Entity (SE) grantees are required to use at least 7% of their CSP funding to provide technical assistance (TA) to subgrant applicants and charter school authorizers. These funds can also be used for other activities that improve authorizer quality, including developing capacity for, and conducting, fiscal oversight and auditing of charter schools. SE grantees can determine how to allocate theses "TA set-aside" funds between support for quality authorizing and TA to applicants.
This report explains how SE grantees are using or proposed to use the TA set-aside portion of their CSP funds for these activities. This report also describes SE activities to ensure that subgrantees are equipped to meet the needs of all students, and specifically students with disabilities and English learners (ELs).
This report serves as a second edition to the initial report, How 2017–2019 State Entities Are Using Technical Assistance Set-Aside Funds, that was published in early 2022 by the National Charter School Resource Center. This report represents data from SE grants that were awarded between 2017 and 2020. Throughout this second edition, tables and accompanying text were updated to reflect the inclusion of the FY 2020 grantees, and state profiles for the FY 2020 grantees were also added. The report begins with a summary of aggregate findings across all the grantees, followed by descriptions of how funds are used by each individual SE grantee. This report will be updated periodically as needed and/or as requested by Congress.