Charter Schools Program Grant

In September 2023, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) was awarded a $55.5 million federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant to support Louisiana’s charter school movement. Through the Louisiana Public Charter Schools Program (LPCSP), the LDOE will catalyze charter growth in other high-need communities to meet insistent parental demand for these schools. Over the five-year project period, LDOE will support the addition of over 5,000 seats at 25 new, expanding, or replicating charter schools that meet grant objectives and priorities.

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CSP Grant - Year 2 Timeline

  • CSP Letter of Intent due June 1, 2024
  • CSP Eligibility Form due October 15, 2024
  • CSP Application due October 30, 2024
  • Year 2 CSP Awards will be brought for recommendation to BESE on January 14, 2025

Charter School Program Grant - Request for Applications Download
CSP - LOI for Schools Seeking Authorization (2023-2024) Download
CSP Grant Eligibility Determination Form - Fillable Download
CSP RFA Version History Download