New Hampshire's charter school federal start-up grant (CFDA 84.282A - ending July 31, 2015) has been approved for a one-year extension to July 29, 2016. This will allow the Department to fulfill funding obligations.
Charter school start-up funds support the initial planning and implementation of a charter school.
Start-up funds are allowed for up to 36 months (three years), with no more than 18 months used for planning and program design and no more than two years used for initial implementation of the charter school.
The charter school must open within 18 months of the grant award in order to continue receiving federal funds.
STEP 2 - Charter School Federal Start-up Grant (August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2015) - CFDA 84.282A
UPDATE: One-year extension granted to July 29, 2016
In order to be eligible for federal start-up funds, an applicant must have received charter authorization by the State Board of Education (see Charter School Authorization - Step 1).
To apply for federal start-up funds, review the following:
Requirements for Submitting an Application
Applicants must submit the following:
Review of Start-up Application
Fiscal Requirements for a Newly Authorized Charter School
Federal start-up funds may not be allocated to a Foundation; the charter school receives the funds directly from the State of New Hampshire.
Charter schools operate as a nonprofit organization (under a "charter" granted by the State Board of Education) and shall register with the Secretary of State.
Prior to receiving federal start-up funds, the applicant (charter school) shall review and complete the required start-up forms to include: State of New Hampshire Vendor Application and Alternate W-9, NHDOE Reporting Authority (RA) Request and signed General Assurances.
For a complete list of required forms, please refer to Fiscal Agent Requirements.
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