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 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 $137 million in 2018-19. In addition to increased funding, CSFA has increased efficiencies for applicants by launching an online application process for the submission of documents for this grant. The online application has been a tremendous success – saving all applicants time and money!

Proposed Regulation Amendments

The California School Facility Grant Program posted three public Notices of proposed regulations which included: a Notice of Addition of Documents and Information to Rulemaking File, pursuant to the requirements of Government Code sections 11346.8(d), 11346.9(a)(1), and 11347.1, Notice of Modification to Text of Proposed Regulations, pursuant to the requirements of Government Code section 11346.8(c), and section 44 of Title 1 of the California Code of Regulations, and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Action, pursuant to Government Code, Section 11346.4. the last public comment period closed on August 15, 2019. Listed below are the documents available for Public Comment:

15 Day Notice of Addition of Documents and Information to Rulemaking File and 15 Day Notice of Modification to Text of Proposed Regulations

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Action (45 Day Notice)

SB740 2019-20 Application

The 2019-20 Online Application closed on June 3, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. The Application reopened for First year Charter Schools on September 10, 2019 and closed October 15, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

SB740 Regulations

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