Nevada Charter School Program (NCSP) Grants


RFP #17-01

The Nevada Department of Education (NDE), Carson City, NV, is hereby notifying vendors of the bid as specified: RFP# 17-01 June 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time
RFP Title: Charter School Authorizer Tools & Trainings


The NDE is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to develop a series of tools and trainings to be made available to charter school authorizers across the state with the goal of improving the quality of authorizer practices statewide. These tools and trainings may include, but are not limited to, application and renewal decision making, performance frameworks, capacity interviews, closure decisions and procedures, and expansion and replication of high-quality charter schools. RFP Forms may be obtained by accessing the NDE Hot Topics Web Page or the Nevada Purchasing Web Page.

Overview

The Nevada Department of Education received a $16.4 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the quality of public charter schools in our state between the years of 2015-2018. This grant is designed to support newer public charter schools in Nevada and to disseminate best practices from effective charter schools to the rest of the public education system. Funds will be used to:

  1. Improve student achievement in Nevada charter schools, particularly for students who have historically underachieved (graduation rates and career/college enrollment).
  2. Promote the high-quality dissemination of Nevada charter school best practices to other schools.
  3. Strengthen the overall quality of the Nevada charter authorizing and CSP administrative infrastructure.
  4. Strengthen the overall quality of the Nevada charter authorizing and CSP administrative infrastructure.

The Nevada Charter Schools Program (NCSP) provides two types of competitive subgrants to qualified charter school operators and developers (committees to form): (1) for the planning phase and early years of implementation of new charter schools; and (2) for experienced and successful charter schools to assist other schools in adapting their charter school’s program (or certain aspects of the charter school’s program) or to disseminate information about the charter school.

    Planning/Implementation Subgrants

    To provide financial assistance to eligible applicants for the post-charter planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools within the first three years of operation. 

    RFA Released December 1, 2016
    Applications Due Friday, February 3, 2017 by 5:00 pm 
    Application Cycle Now Closed

    Dissemination Subgrants

    To provide financial assistance for existing high-quality charter schools to disseminate information about best practices of the charter school to other public schools and/or interested parties. Eligible applicants must have been in operation for a minimum of three years, and meet the definition of a "high-quality" charter school. 

    RFA Released December 5, 2016
    Applications Due Friday, February 3, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. 

    Application Cycle Now Closed