Charter School Facility Grant Program
(Senate Bill 740 Program)
Designed to provide annual assistance with rent and lease expenditures for charter school facilities.
If you have any questions about the SB740 program, please contact CSFA.
The Charter School Facility Grant (SB740) Program provides annual grants to offset annual on-going facility costs for charter schools that service a high-percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals (FRPM) or located in a public elementary school boundary serving a similar demographic. This program, previously administered by the California Department of Education, was transferred to the Authority in 2013-14. 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 $137 million in 2020-21.
SB740 2022-23 Application
The 2022-23 Funding Round second application portal for First Year Charters is now open and will close on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 5:00PM.
SB740 2022-23 Funding Round Webinar
The 2022-23 Funding Round Webinar will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM. Please register in advance using this link.
Proposed Permanent Regulation Change for Charter School Facility Grant Program (SB740) - Reposting
15-Day Public Comment Period (November 16, 2022 – December 9, 2022)
The 15-day written public comment period will run from November 16, 2022 through December 9, 2022. Any interested person, or their authorized representative, may submit written comments pertaining to the proposed regulations. No hearing date has been scheduled; however, any interested person, or their authorized representative, can submit a written request for a public hearing no later than 15 days prior to the close of the written comment period.
- Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action
- Information Digest
- Initial Statement of Reasons
- Addendum to Initial Statement of Reasons
- Text of Proposed Regulations
- Form 399
- SB740 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)