Topics: Fundraising

Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grants Available

The state budget has allocated an additional $50 million in funding to help schools with inadequate bandwidth upgrade their current connection to the internet. The 2015-16 Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG) application window closes on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

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Find Out if Your School is Eligible for Technology Vouchers

Several CCSA member schools have funding available to use for technology purchases through the Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program. Purchases must be made by September 25, 2015. Check your eligibility!

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Webinar: Overview of Federal Grants for Charter Schools - Feb. 24

Regsiter today for a webinar to help charter schools identify federal grant funding.

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Featured Grant: True Hero Competition

Cash awards to high school, college and qualified non-profit community youth organizations that sponsor service trips and volunteer activities for students, enabling more schools to continue their service learning programs and offer a life changing experience to those students who participate.

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Featured Grant: Teens Drive Smart Video Content

Contest for teens across the country to submit compelling, creative 25-to-55-second videos showing us all how to be safer behind the wheel.

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Featured Grant: Child and Adult Food Care Program

Funding to licensed child care centers, adult day care centers, and organizations that sponsor day care homes to ensure participants receive nutritionally adequate meals and snacks while in care; Funding is also available for meals and snacks at emergency shelters and afterschool programs.

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Featured Grant: School Nutrition Program

Funding for providing nutritious meals and milk to children at reasonable prices or free to qualified applicants.

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Featured Grant: Charter School Facilities Program

Facilities funding from Propositions 47, 55 and 1D for the new construction of charter school facilities or the rehabilitation of existing school district facilities for charter school use.

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Featured Grant: Annie's Grants for Gardens

Funding for school gardens that connect children directly to real food. These funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies.

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Featured Grant: Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants

Funding to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading by expanding existing literacy programs; purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs.

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Featured Grant: Charter School Facility Grant Program

Funding assistance to charter schools for rent and lease expenditures. 

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Featured Grant: Proposition 39 - Clean Energy Jobs Act

Funding for local educational agencies for improving energy efficiency and creating clean energy jobs.

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Featured Grant: 2013 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants

Funding for school food authorities (SFA) to purchase the equipment needed to serve healthier meals, meet the new nutritional standards with an emphasis on more fresh fruits and vegetables, improve food safety, and expand access.

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Featured Grant: State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants

Funding for programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families Quality, youth-led service-learning initiatives throughout the United States focusing on several specific areas.

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Featured Grant: Target Early Childhood Reading Grants

Funding for programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families.

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Featured Grant: Microsoft Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program Summer Food Service

Vouchers to assist with the implementation and support of technology plans designed to foster effective teaching and promote student achievement.

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Featured Grant: School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up or Expansion

Funding for nonrecurring expenses incurred in initiating or expanding a (1) School Breakfast Program (SBP), serving students in kindergarten through grade twelve or (2) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), serving children and youth eighteen years of age and under during school breaks.

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Featured Grant: Radio Disney Hero for Change Award

Awards for ongoing, youth-led projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others.

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Featured Grant: World of Children Youth Award

Recognizes a young hero (under the age of 21) who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children.

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Featured Grant: Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference Initiative

Funding to youth-based initiatives serving their communities, where youth take leadership roles in addressing one or more of the issues of food security, nutrition, agriculture, or food politics and education.

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Featured Grant: California Career Pathways Trust

Funding for the establishment of kindergarten through grade fourteen Career Pathways Programs.

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Featured Grant: Clean Tech Competition

Contest to reward teams of eligible students, supervised by teachers or other adults, who create a competition entry that identifies a real world pollution problem and present a solution using clean technology.

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Featured Grant: Summer Food Service

Funding for meals served to children who are on school vacation in areas where 50 percent of the children qualify for free or reduced-priced school meals.

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Featured Grant: After School Education and Safety Program

Funding to support partnerships between schools and local community resources to provide literacy, academic enrichment and safe, constructive alternatives for students in kindergarten through ninth grade; Designed to: (1) maintain existing before and after school program funding; and (2) provide eligibility to all elementary and middle schools that submit quality applications throughout California

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Featured Grant: Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants

Funding for organizations that help young people ages 15 to 24 years old to become business savvy, socially conscience and collaborative across cultures.

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Featured Grant: Herb Society of America Grant for Educators

Funding for the development and delivering of learning experiences promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs.

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Last chance: Apply for 21st Century afterschool grants by Dec. 12

Youth Policy Institute, a Los Angeles non-profit that currently runs after-school programs at several charters, can work with your school and apply as the lead agency for the grant.

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Featured Grant: Public Charter Schools Grant Program Dissemination Sub-grant

Funding for charter schools that will disseminate best practices likely to significantly improve academic achievement in California’s K-12 public education system.

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Featured Grant: Mardigian Memorial Biotechnology Explorer Award

Recognizes and rewards an outstanding high school teacher who has made biotechnology learning accessible to the classroom

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Featured Grant: 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program

Funding to create incentives for establishing before-and after-school enrichment programs that partner schools and communities to provide academic and literacy support and safe, constructive alternatives for youth; and assistance in passing the California High School Exit Exam

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Featured Grant: 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Funding to create incentives for establishing before-and after-school enrichment programs that partner schools and communities to provide academic and literacy support and safe, constructive alternatives for youth.

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Apply for 21st Century afterschool grants by Dec. 12

Youth Policy Institute, a Los Angeles non-profit that currently runs after-school programs at several charters, can work with your school and apply as the lead agency for the grant.

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Featured Grant: Christopher Columbus Awards

Funding for groups of students who can identify a problem in a community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to the problem.

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Featured Grant: Recreational Reading Mini-Grant

Funding for books for classroom lending libraries (Los Angeles County)

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Captain Planet Foundation Grant

Funding to support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on community service projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities

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All Applications for the Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship are Due this Friday, October 11!

The 2014 Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship awards a graduating senior from your school $2,000 to help pay for his/her first year of college.

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Featured Grant: NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Honors young women at the high-school level for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education

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$2,000 Towards College: Apply Today for the Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship!

Will a graduating senior from your school be awarded the next Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship?

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Featured Grant: Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE)

Funding for tobacco-use prevention education projects that implement research-validated prevention programs for the general school population, provide youth development activities for both general and priority populations, and provide intervention and cessation services to students currently using tobacco

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Your Graduating Seniors Could Earn $2,000 Towards College!

Through the 2014 Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship, a graduating senior from your school could earn $2,000 to help pay for his/her first year of college.

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By Appointment Only: PCSGP Application Consultations THIS WEEK

CCSA’s Knowledge Management Team will be offering one-hour consultations on September 11 or 12 for any Member school that has questions related to completing the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) application.

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Featured Grant: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Scholarships for high school students to apply toward college or university attendance;

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The 2014 California Charter Schools Conference is Proud to Offer $2,000 Scholarships to 5 Deserving Students!

Do you know a graduating senior of a California charter school looking for scholarship money for college? Applications are now available for the Steelman Bragato Scholarship Program.

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Featured Grant: Samsung Superhero Competition

Awards for student projects in which a student portrays his or her favorite historical character on video.

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Featured Grant: Charter School Facility Grant Program

Assistance with facilities rent and lease expenditures to charter schools that meet eligibility criteria.

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CDE Dissemination Grant on Improving Teacher Effectiveness During the 2013-14 and 2014-15 School Years is Available.

Synergy Charter Academy has additional space for other charter schools or small districts to participate in its grant during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

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Featured Grant: Public Charter Schools Grant Program

Funding for providing public school choice to students, especially to those who are attending chronically low-performing traditional public schools

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Featured Grant: Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Awards for the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom.

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Featured Grant: Shell Science Lab Challenge

Science lab makeover packages of prizes for schools that have limited lab facilities and resources.

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Featured Grant: Lowe's Toolbox for Education

Funding for basic one-time project needs that have a permanent impact on a school community such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean up type projects.

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Featured Grant: Captain Planet Foundation Grant

Funding to support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on community service projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities

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Featured Grant: Student Achievement Grants

Funding for projects that improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools in any subject area, engaging students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepens their knowledge of standards-based subject matter.

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Featured Grant: School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up or Expansion

Funding for nonrecurring expenses incurred in initiating or expanding a (1) School Breakfast Program (SBP), serving students in kindergarten through grade twelve or (2) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), serving children and youth eighteen years of age and under during school breaks. Explore all grants in the Grants Library

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Featured Grant: Best Buy Community Grants

Funding for local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.

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Featured Grant: Summer Jobless Grants

Funding available to put young people’s ideas into action or to provide more opportunities for young people to take action and volunteer in the community

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Featured Grant: Mario Savio Young Activities Award

Award for young people with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform their commitment into effective action.

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Featured Grant: Early Childhood Reading Grants

Funding for programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families

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Featured Grant: ING Unsung Heroes

Recognizes educators for their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and ability to positively influence the children they teach

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Featured Grant: Wave IV Grants: Breakthrough School Models for College Readiness

Funding to launch new blended, personalized-learning, “breakthrough” school models.

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Featured Grant: Do Something Seed Grants

Funding for community action projects that are getting started or for projects that are already developed.

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Featured Grant: Taproot Foundation Service Grants

Pro bono professional consulting services grants, delivered by a team of professionals, in the areas of Strategy Management, Leadership Development & Strategic HR, Marketing, or Information Technology.

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Featured Grant: Pets In the Classroom Grant Program - PetCo

Pets in the Classroom starter kit to purchase specific items used to care for classroom pets

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Featured Grant: Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge - Elementary

Funding for elementary schools to help students work together to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements that will solve an environmental problem in their classroom or school community

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Featured Grant: Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge - Middle School

Funding for middle schools to help students work together to create sustainable, reproducible environmental improvements that will solve an environmental problem in their classroom or school community

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Workshop for Public Charter School Grant Program

The California Charter Schools Association is proud to announce the return of a one-day Pre-Conference Public Charter Schools Grant Program workshop.

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Featured Grant: Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge - High School

Funding to encourage student teams to identify an environmental issue that has global impact and to provide a viable, replicable solution

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Webinars for School Developers: Fundraising 101

There are a number of online charter school development information sessions coming up in the next few months.

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Featured Grant: Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE)

Funding to support health education efforts aimed at the prevention and reduction of tobacco use by youth.

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Featured Grant: Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Awards

Financial award for the winning article about the need for healthy, sustainable school food

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CCSA Answers:   PI Schools and Title I

Question: What is a “PI” school? What do PI schools have to do with Title I?

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Featured Grant: Captain Planet Foundation

Funding to support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on community service projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities

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Featured Grant: Fender Music Grant

Award of musical instruments to be used in school music programs

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External Opportunity: Webinar on Spring Deferral Financing Jan. 30

While the passage of Proposition 30 has improved the charter school funding picture for this year, cash flow challenges still remain.

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CCSA's Not-to-be-Missed Fundraising Workshop - January 23

This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of how to run an efficient, lucrative, and reliable fundraising program for a charter school.

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Featured Grant: Advancing Student Achievement (ASA) Grants

Funding for new math enhancement programs for elementary and secondary students, such as clubs, competitions, before and after school programs, classroom extension periods, etc.

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Featured Grant: Christopher Columbus Awards

Funding for groups of students who can identify a problem in a community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to the problem

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Featured Grant: Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants

Funding to help young people bring together young people, families, and other community members, in the fight to end childhood hunger.

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Featured Grant: 2013 Teaching Fellowships

Teaching fellowships for new teachers who have the potential to develop the content knowledge needed for teaching, to develop exemplary teaching practices, and to develop the qualities of a teacher leader

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Featured Grant: Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE)

Funding for tobacco-use prevention education projects that implement research-validated prevention programs for the general school population, provide youth development activities for both general and priority populations, and provide intervention and cessation services to students currently using tobacco

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Featured Grant: Samsung Superhero Competition

Samsung Superhero Competition: Awards for student projects in which a student portrays his or her favorite historical character on video

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Low Interest Loans Available for Energy Efficiency

Over $22 million in loan funds are available from the California Energy Commission at an economically low interest rate for energy cost saving projects.

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Featured Grant: Nestle Very Best in Youth Program

Awards for youth who have made a special contribution to their school, religious organization or community, or who may have taken the lead role in planning and implementing activities to aid individuals or groups

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Featured Grant: Shell Science Lab Challenge

Science lab makeover of prizes for schools that have limited lab facilities and resources

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Featured Grant: Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Awards for the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom

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Featured Grant: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

Funding to establish or expand before and after-school programs providing disadvantaged K-8 grade students with academic enrichment opportunities and support services to meet state and local standards in core content areas

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Featured Grant: Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant

Funding available to establish a classroom outdoor herb garden

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Featured Grant: After School Advantage Program

Funding for state-of-the-art computer labs for after school programs in at-risk communities

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Featured Grant: Student Achievement Grants

Funding for projects that improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools in any subject area, engaging students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepens their knowledge of standards-based subject matter

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Featured Grant: Nickelodeon Big Help Grant

Funding for ideas, techniques, and approaches from educators that will cover the costs for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence

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Featured Grant: Captain Planet Foundation Grant

Funding for activities that promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities

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Featured Grant: EarthEcho Water Planet Challenge Grants

Funding that supports student service-learning programs designed to help improve the health of our water planet

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Featured Grant: Charter School Facilities Credit Enhancement Grant Program

Funding to support the acquisition, renovation or construction of charter school facilities, or to support the refinancing of existing charter school facility debt.

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Featured Grant: Good Sport Equipment Grant

Grants for sports, fitness or recreation equipment

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Featured Grant: I Love My Librarian Award

Award for librarians who are improving the lives of people in a community, school, or on a campus

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CCSA submits letter to Superintendent Torlakson regarding SB 740 concerns

We have heard from many members about problems with receiving SB 740 (Charter School Facility Grant Program) funding in a timely manner and have been working with Superintendent Torlakson and his staff at the California Department of Education (CDE) non-stop on this important issue.

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CCSA Answers: Accessing Planning and Implementation Grant Funding

Question: My charter school currently serves grades K-8. We are adding grades 9-12. Will we qualify for the PCSG with expanding grades, or are we required to create a separate high school?

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Featured Grant: Good Sport Equipment Grant

Grants for sports, fitness or recreation equipment

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Featured Grant: Summer Jobless Grants

Funding available to put young people’s ideas into action or to provide more opportunities for young people to take action and volunteer in the community

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Featured Grant: Gale and Library Media Connection TEAMS Award

Funding for collaborations between teachers and media specialists that promote learning and increase student achievement

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Applied for a Public Charter School Grant Program (PCSGP) Grant?

If your school applied for a PCSGP grant, commonly called the “start-up grant”, CCSA wants to hear from you.

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Featured Grant: Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

Supports planning and design activities for spaces that foster experimentation and creativity for youth in library- and museum-based, out-of-school-time settings

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Featured Grant: Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund

Funding for the purchase of new, relocatable child care facilities for lease to contracting agencies that provide child care and development services; applicants receiving funds must repay the CDE over a ten-year period, interest free

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Featured Grant: 2012 Catalyst Fund

Support for organizations that connect underserved youth with outdoor experiences within or near their communities.

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CCSA Answers: Title I Funding for Direct-Funded Charter Schools

Question: How are direct-funded charter schools funded for Title I?

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Featured Grant: Do Something Seed Grants

Support for projects focusing on community building, health and the environment

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Featured Grant: Facilities Renovation and Repair Grant

Supports the repair and the renovation of facilities used to serve state-subsidized families in center-based child care and development programs administered through contracts with the California Department of Education (CDE), and Child Development Division (CDD) to maintain compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and health and safety requirements in existing licensed facilities.

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Featured Grant: Mario Savio Young Activities Award

Award for young people with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform their commitment into effective action

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Featured Grant: Linda Riddle/SGMA Endowed Scholarship

Funding to provide young female athletes of limited financial means the opportunity to continue to pursue their sport in addition to their college studies

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Featured Grant: 2012 Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching Award

Funding for educators who have demonstrated excellence, responsiveness and effectiveness in teaching diverse students

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Do You Need Help with Your PCSGP Application Due April 30?

The Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) application period that was scheduled to close on March 31, 2012, has been extended to April 30, 2012 for eligible charter schools to apply. CCSA’s Knowledge Management team is available to answer your questions via our Help Desk.

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Featured Grant: State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants

Funding for student-led service learning projects that change the world of education and impact student achievement

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May 30: LA Regional Meeting

Register today! The next regional meeting will have a focus on board governance issues and fundraising.

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Featured Grant: The Local High School Impact Initiative

Funding for high school success and college and career readiness programs that are helping to reduce dropout rates in their communities

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Featured Grant: Early Childhood Reading Grants

Funding for programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families

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Featured Grant: ING Unsung Heroes

Recognizes educators for their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and ability to positively influence the children they teach

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Public Charter School Grant Program Application Deadline Extended

The Public Charter Schools Grant Program application period that was scheduled to close on March 31, 2012, has been extended to April 30, 2012 for eligible charter schools to apply.

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Featured Grant: Brower Youth Awards

Recognizes the outstanding leadership efforts of young people working for the protection of the planet, highlights the accomplishments of these new leaders, and invests in their continued success by providing ongoing access to resources, mentors, and opportunities to develop leadership skills

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Revolving Loan Application: Key Dates and Updated Application Due March 30

The California Department of Education (CDE) has notified charter schools that there were formula errors on one of the forms in the 2011-12 Revolving Loan Fund Application posted on February 24.

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Featured Grant: We Can Change the World Challenge

Invites student teams in the U.S., under teacher guidance, to solve environmental problems in their world.

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Featured Grant: Mantis Awards

Funding for charitable and educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities, and for groups that are turning slim resources into bountiful gardens with far-reaching benefits

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2011-12 Charter School Revolving Loan Fund Application Now Available

Applications for the Revolving Loan Fund are due Friday, March 30.

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Featured Grant: McKinney-Vento: Education for Homeless Children and Youth Grant Program

Funding to (1) facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth; and (2) ensure homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education as all other students

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CCSA Answers: CCLC and Independent Study Schools

Question: Can an independent study (IS) charter school apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program funding to help fund their after school program?

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Featured Grant: National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarship Program

Financial support to high school students who are seeking educational summer experiences they otherwise could not afford

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Featured Grant: Community Action Grants

Funding for organizations contributing to their communities for education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment

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Featured Grant: The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

Offers current science, math and technology teachers an opportunity to spend a year in Washington D.C., sharing their expertise with several government agency or congressional offices, as a service in the national public policy arena

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Featured Grant: Innovative Reading Grant

Funding for the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially among struggling readers

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Featured Grant: Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Tier II

Funding for education efforts aimed at the prevention and reduction of tobacco use by youth, with priority consideration based on projects that propose to implement research-validated prevention programs for the general student population, provide youth development activities for both general and priority populations, and provide intervention and cessation services to students currently using tobacco

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Featured Grant: Intel Schools of Distinction Awards

Funding for schools demonstrating excellence in math and science education through innovative teaching and learning environments

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Deadline for cash flow loan program addressing spring deferrals is Friday, January 13.

Learn how to find out more about the program, watch a recorded webinar and apply.

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Consolidated Application (ConApp) Part II Deadline Delayed

Learn more about this delay and implications for funding, as the state undergoes a transition to online applications.

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Featured Grant: Sodexo Youth Grants

Funding for youth-led projects that address hunger by engaging peers, friends, families, neighbors, Sodexo employees, and other community members in creative youth-inspired solutions to ending childhood hunger in their communities

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Featured Grant: Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries

Provides books and reading materials to the school libraries and students that most need them

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External Opportunity: Charter-friendly Fundraising Support

Several CCSA vendor members can help your school with fundraising — a great way to offset some of the impact of deferrals and state cuts.

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Featured Grant: 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Awards for talented and creative teen artists and writers in 28 categories including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script and science fiction

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Concerned about Dealing with State Payment Deferrals in Spring 2012?

Learn about a brand new cash flow loan program. Attend a webinar December 15, 16 or 21.

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Featured Grant: After School Education and Safety Program

Funding for partnerships between schools and local community resources to provide literacy, academic enrichment and safe, constructive after school alternatives

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External Opportunity: Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) School Awards

Intended to celebrate K-12 schools that are demonstrating success in educating boys and young men of color, award-winning schools will receive a $10,000 grant.

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Featured Grant: Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Grants for Grades Six through Twelve Tier I

Funding to support health education efforts aimed at the prevention and reduction of tobacco use by youth

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Featured Grant: Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants

Funding for organizations that provide young people a continuum of opportunities to develop creative approaches to address pressing concerns in their communities

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Featured Grant: Angela Award

Honors one female student in grades 5-8, who is involved in or has a strong connection to science

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$1500 Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship Deadline is November 30, 2011

At our upcoming conference, CCSA will award five Susan Steelman Bragato scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each to graduating high school seniors of CCSA member schools. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 5:00 p.m., so encourage your graduating seniors to apply now!

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Featured Grant: Youth Garden Grants

Grants for schools and community organizations across the U.S. with child-centered garden programs

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Featured Grant: KaBOOM! Let's Play Spruce Grants

Funding for communities who wish to make their playgrounds cleaner, safer and more inviting

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Featured Grant: 2011 Accessible Golf Program

Funding to support organizations that provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf

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External Opportunity: Free Grantwriting (10/28 deadline)

Resource Associates offers a fantastic (and free!) grant writing assistance program. They can help your charter school apply for “California 21st Century Community Learning Centers” (CCLC), but you must contact them this week.

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Featured Grant: CVS Community Grants for Public Schools - Creating Inclusive School Settings

Funds for public schools with programs designed to include children with disabilities as full participants alongside their typically developing peers

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Featured Grant: Lowe's Toolbox for Education

Funding to help build better schools and communities by funding one-time building projects

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Featured Grant: UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants

Funding to help youth, ages 5-25, create and implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity

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CCSA Answers: Lottery Funds and First Year Schools

Question: Do new charter schools receive lottery funds during their first year of operation?

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Featured Grant: The Explore Fund

Supports organizations that encourage youth outdoor participation, focus on sustainability initiatives, or help to create a connection to nature that will empower the future leaders of tomorrow

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Seeking Your Fundraising Success Story

Are you having success fundraising? Your stories could be very helpful for others in the charter school movement.

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California Department of Education (CDE): Opportunities for Schools and Students

The CDE website has important information for charter schools on the Charter 20 Day Attendance Report for new and growing charter schools, Tobacco-Use Prevention Education funding, and recruitment for the State Board of Education’s 2012-13 Student Board Member.

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Featured Grant: Kids in Need Teacher Grants

Funds projects that make creative use of common teaching aids, approach curriculum from an imaginative angle or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities

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$500 Scholarships and Classroom Grants Available--October 1 Deadline!

The Association of American Educators, CCSA’s partner in providing Charter Employee Services to CCSA member schools is offering teacher scholarships and classroom grants of up to $500.

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Featured Grant: Siemens Competition

Competition to foster intensive research that improves students’ understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in the disciplines of mathematics, science, engineering and technology

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Featured Grant: Green School Makeover Competition

Contest to promote schools to be designed, built, renovated or operated in an ecological and resource-efficient manner reducing overall impact on the environment and saving schools money while improving students’ health and performance

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Charter School Facility Grant Program Applications Available, Due 9/15/11

The CDE has updated the forms and the process for eligible charter schools to apply to the 2011-12 Charter School Facility Grant Program. Applications are due by September 15, which may be a very short time line for some schools to compile all of the required documentation.

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Featured Grant: I Love My Librarian Award

Recognizes the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians

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Featured Grant: California Mathematics and Science Partnership Program (CaMSP)

Funds to establish Demonstration Centers for up to $250,000 to support currently funded and potential CaMSP applicants; funding also available for new partnerships to improve the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science with a focus on creating opportunities for enhanced and ongoing professional development for mathematics teachers (grade three through Algebra 1) and science teachers (grades three through eight)

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California Department of Education Releases New Request for Applications for Charter School Start-Up Grants

The California Department of Education has posted the application and supporting material for the next round of funding for the federal Public Charter School Grant Program.

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CDE receives smaller than anticipated PCSGP grant

USDOE decreases the grant amount to CDE for the 2011-2012 year

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Charter School Facility Grant Program

The California Department of Education continues to process applications for the Charter School Facility Grant Program in their effort to complete disbursements for the 2010-11 grants. Find out what your school needs to do.

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Federal Charter School Grant Opportunities

In case you missed it, the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program recently announced that they are accepting applications for two grant programs, due August 24. Get the details!

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Featured Grant: Sodexo Youth Grants

Funds to support youth led service projects that address the issue of childhood hunger during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (November 13-20, 2011) engaging peers, friends, families, neighbors, Sodexo employees, and other community members in creative, youth-inspired solutions to ending childhood hunger

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Featured Grant: Sodexo School Engagement Grants

Funding to engage teachers and students in learning about the incidence of childhood hunger in their community, and in leading meaningful activities that facilitate access to nutritious food for all children, especially those most at risk, through a service-learning “Semester of Service”

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Charter School Educators Continue to Earn Financial Rewards through EPIC

In four years, EPIC (Effective Practices Incentive Program) has awarded nearly $7 million to over 1,600 educators in 57 high-gain schools nationwide. Learn how you can apply.

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New Startup School Receives COE Bridge Funding

Redwood Prep Charter School in Fortuna will open it’s doors - in part with some help from a bridge loan. Learn how this is relevant to your school too.

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Working Capital Lines of Credit

One of CCSA’s partners in the financial sector, the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), has stepped up to help address the painful state payment delays impacting our members.

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Featured Grant: Staples Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition

Award to recognize exceptional young people using innovation and technology to advance social change and improve their community and the world

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2011 Grants Competition for Replication and Expansion

U.S. Department of Education grants encourage the replication and expansion of high-quality charter schools. Applications are due by August 11, 2011

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Event Opportunity: Exploring Funding Opportunties

The National Charter School Resource Centeris hosting a webinar July 20 featuring Danny Corwin, CCSA Vice President of Development. The topic is Exploring Funding Opportunities for Charter Schools

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Featured Grant: Everyone Breathe Asthma Education Grant

Aimed at improving the quality of asthma care and asthma education, by asking parents to nominate their child suffering from asthma, and their child’s school;

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Featured Grant: The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation

Evaluation grants to fund the evaluation of innovative youth programs or services that are most effective and that promote scholastic, professional, athletic, and/or other excellence in youth, or that provide youth with new opportunities for health, personal growth, and success

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Help Accessing School Bond Funding

CCSA wants to help charter schools access this funding and provide much needed cash to charter school projects.

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Featured Grant: Net Literacy Financial Connects Contest

Awards student-created short videos or games that teach a lesson about the importance of financial literacy

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