2018-2020 Charter Schools Program Grant announcement from The Florida Department of Education
August 2, 2018 – The Florida Department of Education.is pleased to announce a new competition through Charter Schools Program – the first of two competitions that the Charter Schools Office will be hosting simultaneously. The competition described below is identified as the 2018-20 Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant for implementation only.
This is a CSP grant competition for applicants that meet the following criteria:
· Opened a charter school in the 2016-17 school year and has not previously received a CSP implementation project award;
· Opened a charter school in the 2017-18 school year and has not previously received a CSP implementation project award;
· Will be opening a charter school in the 2018-19 school year and has not previously received a CSP implementation award.
Charter schools that plan to open in the fall of 2019 are ineligible for this competition and should not apply. They will, instead, be eligible to apply for a second competition that the Charter Schools Office will be announcing in the coming days. Details on that competition will be released in an e-mail subsequent to this.
For this 2018-2020 implementation-only competition, it is important for eligible applicants to carefully read the Request for Proposals (RFP) that is attached here and can be found at this link on the FDOE website. The process for this competition is different from CSP competitions held previously.
We are encouraging all eligible applicants to register for one of two technical assistance webinars at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, August 6. To register for the time slot that best fits your schedule, go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/8193278468075432706.
Notably, this competition will not be held in two stages. Eligible applicants will have until Friday, September 14 to provide not only their responses to the questions within this RFP but a proposed budget as well. Applications will not be uploaded electronically; they must be mailed directly to the Department’s Office of Grants Management at the address listed in the RFP by September 14. It is important to remember that these applications must have the signature of your district superintendent and your governing board chairperson. Please see instructions below for submitting a proposal.
The Department anticipates a project effective date during the month of October 2018. The program performance and budget period for this competition will not exceed 18 months. The proposed budget should be developed accordingly.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT INTENT TO APPLY, AUG. 10:
Lastly, applicants interested in applying to this competition must submit their intent to apply. This intent must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 10. The subject line should read “Intent to Apply to 2018-20 Implementation Only RFP” and the notice should include the full name of the charter applicant and school district. This process will help the Department track how many applications must be reviewed.
For more information, contact:
Charter Schools Director, Florida Department of Education
Phone: (850) 245-9631
Instructions for Submitting a Proposal
- Complete Eligibility Form (to be provided by the Department)
- Complete Overview Form (to be provided by the Department)
- Enter name of school as submitted to Sponsor
- Enter same e-mail address as used in Registration process
- Complete RFP Questions
- Word limits on each section
- Applicants are encouraged to create responses for each section in separate document and copy and paste into forms.
- Online forms do not have spell check function
- Complete Attestation page (to be supplied by the Department)
- Complete Appendix A (template to be provided by the Department)
- Submit Appendix B (the Applicant History Worksheet provided to the local school district (Form IEPC-M1A)
- Includes required forms:
- DOE 100A Project Application Form bearing the original signature of the Superintendent for the school district and the Charter School governing/founding board chair (or his/her designee). Please use blue ink for signatures.
Note: Applications signed by officials other than Superintendent must have a letter signed by the Superintendent or documentation citing action of the governing body delegating authority to the person to sign on behalf of said official.
- DOE 101S- Budget Narrative Form.
- Include signed ED 80-0013 – Certifications Regarding Lobbying, Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements form (Attachment II-D).
- Include General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) Plan
- Include Voluntary Agreement for Indirect Costs (Attachment II-E), if applicable
- Submit Proposal to the following address:
Office of Grants Management
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines St., Room 332
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400