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Announcement of Funding Opportunity
RFP #GC20-013a

FY 2022–2024 Charter School Expansion Grants - Reissue

Grant Application Documents

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Legislative Authority

Charter Schools Program, authorized by Title IV, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Purpose of Grant

To support the expansion of high-quality educational opportunities for students in New York State by expanding the number of seats in existing charter schools in New York State that are already providing a significant educational benefit to students, especially those who are at the greatest risk of not meeting State academic standards.

Project Period

July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024

Eligible Applicants

Existing charter school education corporations, operating one or more charter schools, that are authorized by one of New York State’s charter entities – the Board of Regents, the Buffalo Board of Education, the New York City Department of Education, the SUNY Board of Trustees. The education corporation will apply on behalf of a charter school it operates, where the charter school has had its charter renewed by the school’s charter authorizer at least once.

Amount of Funding

$18,500,000, subject to availability of funds.

Application Due Date and Mailing Address

Applicants must submit an electronic version of the completed application (including FS-10 budget) to GC20.013@nysed.gov no later than November 19, 2021.

Applicants must also mail one (1) original copy of the FS-10 budget with original signature, postmarked no later than November 19, 2021, to:

Charter School Office
New York State Education Department
Room 5N EB Mezzanine
Albany, New York 12234
Attn: Valerie Kowalski


All questions must be submitted via email to GC20.013@nysed.gov by 10/15/21. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than 10/29/21.

Pre-qualification Requirement

Proposals received from non-profit applicants that are not prequalified in the New York State Grants Gateway by 5:00 PM on the proposal due date of cannot be evaluated. Such proposals will be disqualified from further consideration. Please see the “Prequalification Requirement” section for additional information.

The charter school education corporation applying on behalf of a charter school must be the entity prequalified in Grants Gateway.

Non-Mandatory Notice of Intent

The Notice of Intent (NOI) is not a requirement for submitting a complete application by the application date; however, NYSED strongly encourages all prospective applicants to submit an NOI to ensure a timely and thorough review and rating process. A non-profit applicant’s NOI will also help to facilitate timely review of their prequalification materials. The notice of intent is a simple email notice stating your organization’s (use the legal name) intent to submit an application for this grant. The due date is 11/12//2021. Please send the NOI to GC20.013@nysed.gov.

NYSED Designated Contacts

Program: Valerie Kowalski
Fiscal: Bethany Bennett
M/WBE: Brian Hackett


Grant Application Documents

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Grant Contract Template in Word Word document

Last Updated: September 27, 2021