Charter Schools - Funding
Like independent school districts, open-enrollment charter schools receive state funds based on the average daily attendance (ADA) of students. This process is administered through the Foundation School Program (FSP).
Unlike independent school districts, however, open-enrollment charter schools do not receive funds from local tax revenue and do not have access to state facilities allotments. Open-enrollment charter schools may also receive funds from private funding sources.
One possible source of funding for charter schools is the Public Charter School Start-Up Grant. This competitive grant opportunity is available for charter schools that meet the federal definition of a charter school and have never received Public Charter Schools Program start-up funds.
2013-2014 Public Charter School Start-Up Grant
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The complete RFA is posted on the TEA Grant Opportunities website for viewing and downloading. In the "Search Options" box, select the name of the RFA from the Application Name drop-down list and click “Search.” Scroll down to the "Application and Support Information" section to view all documents that pertain to this RFA.
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone (512) 463-9575
If you have any questions about the information on this page, contact the Charter School Administration Unit at (512) 463-9575.
Charter School Administration Unit
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-9575
Page last modified on 3/7/2013.