Submission Deadline: September 17, 2013 at 3:00pm
For your convenience, the following required forms have been
excerpted from the above RFP as stand-alone Word™ or Excel™ docs:
- Required Budget Forms (Excel)
- Cover Page, Statement of
To aid in determining eligibility here is a list of Charter Schools That Have Been Awarded $200,000 or More in SSF Funds (as of August 2013)
Please note that this RFP calls
only for proposals that focus on facility construction, renovation, financing,
leasehold improvements, and other facility related expenses. Only schools that
own their facilities, are seeking to purchase facilities or that have a three
(3) year lease as described in the RFP are eligible to apply (additional
eligibility requirements are listed below).
Highlights of this year’s RFP are as follows:
- The total grant program is $3.1 million and covers the period July
1, 2013 through July 31, 2014.
- Funds shall be used for facility purposes only (no technology or
- The maximum grant award per eligible applicant is $200,000.
- Schools that have received grant(s) totaling $200,000 or more in
any previous SSF grant program are not eligible. See above for a list of schools having
received $200,000 or more in SSF funding.
- Only schools that are currently in, or will move into,
private space (owned and/or leased) or public space where market rent is paid
through July 31, 2017 (three years after the end of the grant period) are
eligible to apply. Schools that are operating in, or going to move into, free
district school or other public space are not eligible.
- Ineligible schools will include, in addition to schools that are on
probation or in violation of any corrective plan, schools that are on an
academic corrective plan, or subject to charter revocation or nonrenewal. (The
definition of ineligible schools has been expanded.) The Institute reserves the
right to contact a school’s authorizer, among other parties, to confirm
information set forth in the application.
- To prioritize schools that have demonstrated positive
outcomes, a school is entitled to 5 bonus points if it meets either of the following: the school is an academically high performing charter school or it is a new charter school that has demonstrated "Significantly Compelling" and "Compelling" need (as described in the Rating Guidelines) for the facility project.
- To prioritize arts education, a school is entitled to 5 bonus points if it meets either of the following: (A) the proposed facility project(s) is related to performing or visual arts, or (B) the school is initiating an arts program and has provided rationale that receipt of SSF facility funds will enhance the school's performing or visual arts offerings.
- Grant applications are due to the Business Operations and
Procurement Office of the State University of New York on September 17, 2013 at 3:00pm
We look forward to receiving your proposals.
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2). Federal Public Charter School Program Grants (CSP)
New charter schools that have been authorized to operate a charter school by either the Board of Regents or the State University of New York Board of Trustees are eligible to request funds under this grant program for expenses associated with the planning and implementation of charter school programs. The primary purpose of the Charter School Program (CSP) is to expand the number of high-quality charter schools available to students. CSP funds administered through the New York State Department of Education. Information about this program can be found here:
For additional information about prior CSP grant review, please click here.
Information for State Stimulus Fund Grant Recipients
Contained in this section is helpful information for schools that are recipients of a New York State Stimulus Fund (SSF) Grant. Information includes guidance to help with the administration of the school’s grant along with forms necessary for drawing down funds. Schools should examine the Quick Reference Guide before submitting any Grant Expenditure Report Forms.
(An example of how to properly complete a Grant Expenditure Report)