The Charter School Program's (CSP’s)  Non-SEA dissemination competition is available for public charter schools and can be used to assist other schools in adapting the grantee school's program or certain aspects of the program. The direct award may also be used to disseminate information about the charter school. This is part of two Non-SEA grant competitions available from CSP, which plans on making up to $3,000,000 available for 15 to 19 grants between the two competitions. The estimated average award size is expected to be $175,000 per year for up to three years, although the Department is not bound to any estimates. Applications are due June 6, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern and must be submitted through

Preapplication webinars will be available to answer questions about the Non-SEA competitions and will be held at the following times (all times Eastern):

  • April 24, 2012, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • April 26, 2012, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • May 3, 2012, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • May 9, 2012, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For those interested in attending a webinar, please RSVP to Please include your name, contact information, and the date of the webinar you wish to attend. More information is available at the CSP website.

Any additional questions regarding the grant competition or webinars should be directed to LaShawndra Thornton at or at (202) 453-5617.