Charter Schools Program Accepting Collaboration Award Applications
August 01, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has just announced the 2012 Charter School Program Exemplary Collaboration Awards competition, a new grant program for which applications are due August 29, 2012.
The program (84.282P) is designed to encourage high-quality charter schools to partner with non-chartered public schools and non-chartered LEAs to share and transfer best educational and operational practices, and to disseminate information about such practices. The collaborations may focus on a wide range of areas which include, but are not limited to, curriculum and instruction, data management and sharing, organization management, personnel, facilities, finances, Federal programs, standards, assessments, special education services and access to charter schools by students with disabilities, English learners, student transportation, professional development and training, and school climate.
The Department plans to use up to $500,000 for this competition and estimates making from 3 to 5 awards (the Department is not bound by any estimates).
Applications are available at www.grants.gov. For more information on the competition, please review the Notice Inviting Applications, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-30/html/2012-18577.htm.
Applications are due by August 29, 2012, at 4:30:00 Washington, DC time and must be submitted through Grants.gov. Applicants must register at Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. The registration process includes multiple steps, and can take between three to five business days, or longer if all steps are not completed in a timely manner. Please register as soon as possible.
For those with questions, a pre-application meeting will be held via webinar on August 6, 2012 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time. For those interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your contact information.
If you have questions regarding the grant competition or webinar, please contact Nancy Paulu at email@example.com or at 202-205-5392.