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August 19, 2013: Walton Family Foundation Planning and Start Up Grant
Applicant groups who are planning a charter school in or near the city of Detroit may be eligible for Startup grants from the Walton Family Foundation (WFF). Eligible groups will meet these criteria:
A WFF program officer or grant partner will determine if an applicant qualifies for the Startup grant program. Eligible applicants will receive a referral to the WFF Public Charter Startup Grant Program and an invitation to submit a proposal. Proposals will be reviewed by WFF partners and staff. Proposals that demonstrate a strong potential for delivering excellent academic results for K-12 students, will be invited for an interview.
Types of Startup Grants:
MDE Planning & Implementation Grant
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has been awarded funds through the federal Charter School Planning (CSP) grant for the purposes of broadening and strengthening the pool of charter applicants available to Michigan authorizers, and supporting those charter applicants that succeed in obtaining a charter as they launch the schools they planned.
Implementation funding is available to successful planning subgrantees for up to the first two years of operations of a new PSA for purposes of equipping and supplying the new school; developing needed materials and systems; and acquiring curriculum materials, texts, classroom equipment, and supplies. Successful planning subgrantees apply, but do not compete again for implementation funds.
Click HERE to download the Implementation Grant application.
The National Charter School Resource Center
The National Charter School Resource Center (Charter School Center) serves as a national center to provide on-demand resources, information, and technical assistance to support successful planning, authorizing, implementation, and sustainability of high-quality charter schools; to share evaluations on the effects of charter schools; and to disseminate information about successful practices in charter schools.
To view a list of upcoming grants, click HERE.