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 percent of their students enrolled at the charter school eligible for free or reduced-price meals or being located in an elementary school attendance area where at least 70 percent of students enrolled are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. 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 percent of their annual facilities rent and lease costs for the school.

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

March 25, 2015 SB740 Invoice Training Webinar

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.

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April 9, 2015 SB740 2015-16 Application Submission Webinar

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

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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 (CSFA@treasurer.ca.gov) 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