$3.3 Million in Federal Grant Funding now Available for Charter Schools

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Carson City, NV - July 05, 2017

For Immediate Release

About $3.3 million in federal competitive grants is now available to increase the quality of public charter school education in Nevada.

The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) was selected as a recipient of the federal Charter School Program for State Education Agencies Grant. The grant funding will support newer public charter schools by providing financial assistance for the planning, program design, and to stimulate growth of high-quality public charter schools in Nevada.

“The goals of NDE for this grant are to increase the number of high-quality public charter schools in Nevada,” said Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Superintendent of Public Instruction. "This funding will help improve student achievement in Nevada's public charter schools, particularly for students who have been historically underserved. Funding will also promote the dissemination of high-quality public charter school best practices; and to strengthen the overall quality of charter authorizing.”

The grant application can be found at http://www.doe.nv.gov/Charter_Schools/NCSP/

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15. For more information, contact, Kimberly M. Carrubba in the Nevada Department of Education at 775-687-7293 or kcarrubba@doe.nv.gov

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