Charter Schools are Funded on the Principle That:
state funds follow the student
they receive appropriate portions of local money from the school districts in which the Charter School students reside
they may apply for state and federal start-up funds
they may not charge tuition or require students or parents to make donations
they are subject to the same rules regarding school fees as other public schools
Please note that the deadlines for submissions is 5:00 p.m. MT. Applications submitted late will not be accepted. The State Charter School Board is required to enforce the established deadline to ensure fairness to all applicants. We suggest that you submit your application several days before the deadline, and we strongly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to submit your application. An email verifying receipt of the application will be sent by the next business date.
Next Charter School Revolving Loan Meeting
Date: September 3, 2019
Where: USBE Offices (250 E 500 S, SLC) Rm 221
When: 1-3:00 PM
Early Intervention Kindergarten Funding
Deadline: April 6th no later than 5:00 PM
Application for Early Intervention Kindergarten Funding Charter Schools
Also known as Optional Extended Kindergarten (OEK)
Charter School Startup and Implementation Grants
Applications are completed in the New School Application.
Schools in years two and three of the grant must complete a Grant Report.
Deadline for the Grant Report: July 31 of each year.
Innovative Student Improvement Program (ISIP)
Purpose: The purpose of this competitive grant is to provide funds for innovative programs intended to improve student outcomes. The State Charter School Board is defining innovative as an original and creative method. The school may determine how the innovative program improves learning. This grant may be used to enhance an existing innovative program already demonstrating success, or may be used to implement a new innovative program.
Awards: Total available funding for all awards is $200,000. LEAs may request a grant for any amount up to $100,000. The grant funds may not be expensed until after receipt of the award letter.
Deadline: All applications must be saved as PDF file and uploaded into the Applications Folder in the Documents Section of the Utah Charter Access Point (UCAP) system by 5:00 pm MST on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Late applications will not be considered. All submissions are confirmed with a receipt email immediately after uploading.
Requirements: Required components should appear in the order listed below. The narrative sections of the proposal must be double spaced, Calibri font, and not smaller than 11-point. Use single spaces between paragraphs and 1” margins. Each page of the narrative must include a page header with the school name and page number. The narrative is limited to 15 pages and must provide all requested information. Applications may not include additional material beyond that allowed in the following list:
Cover Page with Financial Performance Metrics Table
Section 1: Background Information
Section 2: Proposal for Services
Eligibility: The school must:
Have existed and provided education services for at least three years prior to the application
Have a track record of proven fiscal responsibility
Be willing to track student improvement data
Have the ability and willingness to share the results of the innovative program
Be willing and able to submit monthly financial reports
Charter School Facilities Financing Application
Utah State Charter School Finance Authority