Nevada Charter School Program Announces $3.1 Million in Sub Grant Awards

Immediate Release


Greg Bortolin
Carson City, NV - August 31, 2016

Five current and potential Nevada charter schools have been awarded $3.1 million in sub grant awards by the Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) Nevada Charter School Program.

“Every child deserves an excellent school and the opportunities in life that result from a strong education,” said Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Expanding the number of high quality charter schools available to Nevada’s students is one way to accomplish this goal. This federal funding provides financial assistance to new charter schools in the state to plan and implement effective educational programs during the start-up, as well as providing the opportunity for five-star charter schools to share their best practices with other schools and interested parties, Nevada is also increasing the opportunities for educationally disadvantaged students to have access to high-quality, effective programs."

NDE was selected as a recipient of the federal Charter School Program for State Educational Agencies Grant in 2015. As part of the federal grant, two sub grant programs were established: the Planning/Implementation sub grant, which provides start-up funding to eligible entities to support the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools; and the Dissemination sub grant, which provides funding to dissemination of information about successful charter schools, including practices that existing charter schools have demonstrated are successful.

Recipients of Planning/Implementation sub grants have up to 36 months to complete their projects, while Dissemination sub grant awards have up to 24 months. The disbursement of funds is contingent upon receiving a charter contract.

Charter schools receiving awards in the initial round of sub grant funding include: American Leadership Academy – North Las Vegas, $854,000; Celerity Schools of Nevada, $854,000; Futuro Academy, $822,360.83; Sports Leadership and Management Academy of Nevada (SLAM NV), $503,508.50 and Nevada State High School, $121,218.

The Request for Applications for the next round of charter school sub grant funding is anticipated to be released sometime in fall 2016. If you have any questions regarding the Nevada Charter School Program sub grants, please contact Kimberly Carrubba, Education Program Professional at 775-687-7293 or