The U.S. Department of Education Charter Schools Program (CSP) 2012 CSP Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion is available to nonprofit charter management organizations (CMOs) and other nonprofit organizations to replicate or expand high-quality charter schools with a demonstrated record of success. Applicants must have experience operating more than one high-quality charter school.

The Department plans to use as much as $13,500,000 for this competition with 7 to 11 individual awards (the Department is not bound by any estimates). Applications must be submitted through by May 7, 2012. Applicants must be registered on prior to submitting an application. Registration on can take up to 5 business days or longer, so early registration is highly encouraged.

A preapplication webinar will be held on March 27, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Information about previous grantees from 2010 and 2011 is available HERE.