The SUNY Charter Schools uses a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals to establish SUNY authorized charter schools. The Institute may hold more than one round seeking proposals for each RFP.

2021 Timeline

Request for Proposals
Final RFP Issued
Intent to Apply Form
Proposals Due
October 2021
Successful Applicants Approved by SUNY Trustees
Fall 2022
Earliest Approved Opening Date

2021 Proposals

2021 Updates

Requests For Proposals

The SUNY Charter Schools Institute (the “Institute”) announces the release of the 2021 SUNY Request for Proposals (RFP) to open new charter schools in New York State. The New York Charter Schools Act of 1998 (as amended, the “Act”) requires New York’s charter authorizers to solicit applications to establish new charter schools by way of a Request for Proposals process. The statute also mandates that SUNY issue a draft RFP for public comments prior to issuing the RFP. For the response to public comments received on the draft RFP, Response to Public Comments on 2021 RFP