Charter School Grants

New Charter School Program (CSP) Planning & Implementation Grant Application now available!

The department is excited to announce the release of the next CSP grant cycle. Tennessee’s CSP grant funds may be awarded to authorized charter schools for post-award planning and design of the educational program and initial implementation of a charter school. This grant competition is for charter schools authorized during the April 1, 2016 and 2017 application cycles.

Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. (CST) on December 4, 2017.


Additional Grant Opportunities


The U.S. Dept. of Education and national foundations supporting the growth of charter schools also offer grants directly to charter schools and networks. In Tennessee, charter school sponsors may be able to apply for several different grants, such as these:

In 2013, this Lipscomb University study examined the best uses of Charter School Program (CSP) grant funds.
In addition, there are many more organizations investing in promising or successful charter school programs (e.g., the Tennessee Charter School Center, Partners for Developing Futures).