Charter Schools Program Grant

Planning & Implementation Grant

Current RFPs

2020-23 Charter Schools Program Grant (CSP) Planning, Program Design and Implementation Supplement 

This is a CSP grant competition for applicants that meet the following criteria:

  • Submitted a charter school application to a local school district using the Department's model charter school application (Form IEPC-M1, effective February 2016) as adopted in State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.0786; and
  • Charter application has been approved by the district;
  • Charter application is pending;or
  • Charter application is denied and pending an appeal.
  • Eligible applicants that meet the definition of a new operator must have successfully gone through a previous CSP grant competition review but had to rescind its award because it could not open a charter school by a time specific in that previous RFP.
  • Further, eligible applicants must open no later than August 2020, or have opened a school in the 2017-18 or 2018-19 school years and have not previously received a CSP grant.

2020-23 CSP Planning, Program Design and Implementation Supplement RFP (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

A technical assistance webinar was held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm. The webinar recording may be viewed here:, TA Webinar PowerPoint (PDF)

General Information

Each year, the Florida Department of Education administers the Charter Schools Program (CSP) Planning and Implementation grant through a request for proposals (RFP) process. The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of high quality charter schools and expand the number of high quality charter schools in Florida.

Planning Phase FUNDING PURPOSE: For purpose of planning and program design prior to the opening of the charter school. PHASE TIMELINE: 12-18 months maximum FUNDING AMOUNT: Maximum amount of $25,000 Implementation Phase FUNDING PURPOSE: For the initial implementation of a charter school PHASE TIMELINE: 24 months maximum (Implementation program period will be reduced on a month to month basis for schools remaining in Planning more than 12 months and less than 18 months) FUNDING AMOUNT: Amount is dependent on availability of funds. (Funding is split into two funding periods-Implementation I and Implementation II).