Charter School Grants
The U.S. Dept. of Education’s entire budget allocated to charter school programs has shrunk in recent years. At the same time, the Department has been offering more grants directly to charter schools and networks, as well as to national foundations supporting the growth of charter schools. In Tennessee, charter school sponsors may be able to apply for several different grants, such as these:
- Replication grants from the U.S. Dept. of Ed., available to individual schools.
- Awards from the Tennessee Charter School Growth Fund.
- Investing in Innovation (i3) grants. The Achievement School District has several of these grants to award.
In 2013, this Lipscomb University study examined the best uses of Charter School Program (CSP) grant funds.