California School Finance Authority

Charter School Facility Grant Program (Senate Bill (SB) 740 Program)

SB740 Program Overview

The Charter School Facility Grant Program provides annual assistance with facilities rent and lease expenditures to charter schools that meet eligibility criteria. Successful applicants must meet a variety of requirements, including having at least 55% of their students enrolled at the charter school eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Meals (FRPM) or being located in an elementary school attendance area where at least 55% of students enrolled are eligible FRPM. The charter school also must give a preference in admissions to students who reside in the elementary school attendance area. Charter schools are awarded $750 per unit of classroom-based Average Daily Attendance (ADA), up to 75% of their annual facilities rent and lease costs for the school.

SB740 2016-17 Application

The Charter School Facility Grant Program (SB740 Program) 2016-17 Application was released on April 29, 2016, was due Friday, June 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. and is now closed. The Online Application shall be re-opened for newly eligible and First Year Charter Schools on September 1, 2016 and shall be due no later than October 17, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.


2015-16 Invoice Template Submission

Schools participating in the 2015-16 SB740 Program may submit final costs for remodeling buildings, deferred maintenance, remodeling etc., by completing an Invoice Template Wizard and submitting supporting documentation. Invoice reports and documentation are to be emailed to the Authority no later than July 15, 2016.

Awardee Lists (Revised 4/27/16)