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All the details you need to know regarding the 2019 CSP grant application.

The Oklahoma Public School Resource Center has released the 2019 CSP Grant Request for Application located at https://www.opsrc.net/csp-grant-information.  Applications are due by March 29, 2019 and must be uploaded through the Epicenter online system. Please email eric.doss@opsrc.net for access beginning February 1.


Information sessions will be available on the following dates. Click the date to register.

February 4: OPSRC Oklahoma City office 12:30-3:00

February 7: OPSRC Tulsa office 9:00-11:30

February 21: Virtual session 9:00-11:30


Available Funds

OPSRC will award subgrants for brick-and-mortar charter schools in the following two categories:

  • Those seeking to expand/replicate existing high-quality charter schools
  • Those seeking to create new charters based on models that have been proven to successfully increase student achievement, especially for educationally disadvantaged students

Awarded subgrants of $600,000 will be funded with $150,000 in the Planning Year (up to 16 months) and $450,000 in the Implementation Year.


Eligible Applicants

Grant applicants must conform to the federal definition of a public charter school in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [P.L. 114-95, section 4310(2)] to be eligible for grant funds under the CSP.


‍Virtual charter schools are not eligible to apply.


All applicants for the Charter School Program grant must have an executed charter with a sponsor and must be no more than 16 months from opening as of the due date of the subgrant. Charter schools in operation, approved charter schools that are more than 16 months from opening and developers that have not yet been approved by a sponsor are not eligible to apply. Grant activities may not extend beyond the first year of operation.

Eric Doss

Director of Quality Charter Services

Eric Doss serves as Director of Quality Charter Services for OPSRC. In this role, he supports public charter schools in a variety of ways, including developing technical services and solutions that provide cost-savings to schools, coordinating with other OPSRC directors to ensure that services meet the needs of schools and providing guidance and technical assistance to entities preparing applications for new charter schools.

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