• Delaware Charter School Program (DECSP)
    Grant Application


    The Delaware Department of Education is seeking grant applications for new charter schools interested in opening in Delaware or highly effective existing schools looking to add seats or additional locations.

    The funds are part of the $10.4 million federal grant Delaware won in October to strengthen the state’s charter school system. Funds from the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter School Program will be distributed over five years to support:

    • Sharing best practices between charter schools and other public schools;
    • Evaluating and enhancing the impact of charter schools on student achievement, families and communities;
    • Strengthening the charter school authorization process; and
    • Providing subgrants for the planning, program design and initial implementation of new charter schools and expansion and replication of highly effective existing charter schools.


    Announcement Date: April 15, 2019
    Deadline for Intent to Apply: April 30, 2019
    Technical Assistance Session 1 May 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Technical Assistance Session 2 TBD
    Deadline for Questions May 24, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
    Response to Questions Posted by: May 30, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
    Deadline for Receipt of Proposals May 31, 2019 3:00 p.m.
    Grant Award Notification Date July, 2019
    Program Start/End Date July, 2019

    Deadline for Submission

    Proposals must be received by DOE by 3:00 PM on or before May 31, 2019. Due to the competitive nature of these grants the deadline for applications will not be extended. All applications must be submitted to infocso@doe.k12.de.us.

    Application Materials

    Application Materials are available here.

Last Modified on May 8, 2019