Charter School Exemplary Collaboration Awards
This federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) $500,000 grant program is to encourage high-quality public charter schools to partner with non-charter public schools to “share and transfer best educational and operational practices.”
“By promoting strong partnerships and supporting the dissemination of information about the activities carried out through these partnerships, these Collaboration Awards should facilitate the exchange of best practices between public charter schools, non-chartered public schools, and non-chartered LEAs; and help the (Department) identify and publicize successful collaborations,” the announcement states. “The Collaboration Awards competition is designed to encourage public charter schools, non-chartered public schools, and non-chartered LEAs to share resources and responsibilities; build trust and teamwork; boost academic excellence; and provide students and their parents with a range of effective educational options.”
Total estimated funding for the program is $500,000, with 3 to 5 awards of $50,000 to $250,000 expected. Additional awards may be made in 2013 from unfunded 2012 applications.