California School Finance Authority

Charter School Facility Grant Program
(Senate Bill 740 Program)

Designed to provide annual assistance with rent and lease expenditures for charter school facilities.

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The Charter School Facility Grant Program provides annual assistance with facilities rent and lease expenditures to charter schools that meet eligibility criteria. 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.

CSFA’s administration of the Charter School Facility Grant Program has resulted in an increase of funding to charter schools from $47 million in 2011-12 to $75 million in 2014-15. In addition to increased funding, CSFA has increased efficiencies for applicants by launching an on-line application process for the submission of documents for this grant. The on-line application has been a tremendous success – savings all applicants time and money!

The Charter School Facility Grant Program (SB740 Program) 2016-17 Application was released on April 29, 2016, and was due Friday, June 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. 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.

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.

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