California School Finance Authority

Charter School Facility Grant Program (CSFGP)

CSFGP 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 70% 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 70% 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.

  • In any year in which additional funds remain after state and federal funds have been allocated to applicants that meet the 70% FRPM eligibility, the Authority shall expand eligibility to additional charter schools by reducing the FRPM threshold one percentage point at a time, but in no case below 60.0%, until all remaining funds are allocated. If oversubscribed for any given percentage below 70%, eligible applicants in that percentile shall be funded on a pro rata basis.

It is anticipated the 2015-16 Application will be available late-April 2015, after approval of Program Regulations.

Emergency Rulemaking

Please see the Five-Day Notice regarding the proposed emergency regulations, the Finding of Emergency, the text of the proposed emergency regulations, and the application:

Senate Bill (SB) 740 Invoice Training Webinar

The California School Finance Authority (CSFA) will only accept 2014-15 Invoices electronically. The webinar will highlight completing the new Invoice Wizard, Other Costs eligible for reimbursement and acceptable supporting documents.

SB740 2015-16 Application Submission Webinar

CSFA 2015-16 Application will be available Late-April 2015. The webinar will highlight completing the application, updated regulations, eligibility criteria, and supporting documents.

Charter School Final Reimbursements

Schools participating in the 2014-15 Charter School Facility Grant Program shall submit final costs for remodeling buildings, deferred maintenance, initially installing or extending service systems and other built-in equipment, or improving sites, by completing an Invoice Template Wizard Report and submitting supporting documentation. Invoice reports and documentation are to be emailed to the Authority ( no later than May 1, 2015 pursuant to Section 10170.9(f).

2014-2015 Funding Round

2013-2014 Funding Round

2012-2013 Funding Round

2011-2012 Funding Round