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2023-24 Charter School Seed Grants Are Open!

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Charter leaders, are you looking to launch or grow a public charter school? Applications are now open for seed grants from the Charter School Growth Fund. CSGF has awarded over $80 million in funds since 2013. These grants are available to charter leaders who are seeking to open a new charter school. They’re also available for leaders who want to expand or replicate a high performing charter school.


Here’s the timeline:

  • October-December 2023: Application portal is open. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on December 1.
  • January-February 2024: Reviewers identify semi-finalists.
  • February-May 2024: School visits to semi-finalists take place.
  • June 2024: Grants are awarded.

Eligible grantees include the following, according to CSGF:

Schools and networks that will begin growing in the next two years (Fall 2024 or Fall 2025) to serve 250 to ~1,200 additional students, typically by expanding enrollment or adding 1+ new schools.

Leaders who are looking to open their first charter school in Fall 2024 or Fall 2025.

Learn more about the seed grants and the Charter School Growth Fund. Apply for a grant here.

Questions? Email seed@chartergrowthfund.org.