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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:

In 2013, this Lipscomb University study examined the best uses of Charter School Program (CSP) grant funds.

In addition, there are many more organizations investing in promising or successful charter school programs (e.g., the Tennessee Charter School Center, Partners for Developing Futures).