Federal Charter Schools Program Awards $2.8 Million in School Planning, Program Design, Implementation and Dissemination Grants

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Posted: October 1, 2013
Focus Areas: Finance & Fundraising

Grants totaling $2.8 million were awarded to charter school “developers for planning, program design, and initial implementation of new charter schools, as well as for dissemination and sharing best practices of existing charter schools,” the U.S. Department of Education announced September 30, 2013.

Awarded through the Department’s Charter Schools Program, the three-year Planning, Program Design, and Initial Implementation grant recipients and award amounts for the first year are:

  • Catalyst Schools, Illinois, $194,414
  • Chicago Collegiate, Inc., Illinois, $200,000
  • Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy, Inc. (CTEA), Idaho, $192,066
  • Columbus Collegiate Academy, Inc., Ohio, $175,000
  • Cornville Regional Charter School, Maine, $242,329
  • Good Will-Home Association, Maine, $189,834
  • Hawaiian Educational Council, Hawaii, $197,667
  • Innovative Schools Development Corporation (k-5), Delaware, $175,000
  • Intrinsic Schools, Illinois, $199,760
  • Madison-Tallulah Education Center, Louisiana, $200,000
  • Maryland Eastern Shore Charter School Alliance, Ltd., Maryland, $41,635
  • Our Piece of the Pie Inc., Connecticut, $200,000
  • THRIVE Baton Rouge, Louisiana, $46,150
  • Utah International Charter School, Utah, $140,000
  • York Academy Regional Charter School, Pennsylvania, $207,750


  • Arts & College Preparatory Academy, Ohio, $123,975

“This year's competition incorporated priorities for schools improving achievement for students in rural communities, students with disabilities, and English learners; projects that promote student diversity; and schools that address the needs of military-connected students,” according to the Department statement.