Nevada Charter Schools Program Announces $1.4 Million in Planning and Implementation Subgrant Awards

Immediate Release


Greg Bortolin
Carson City, NV - April 14, 2017

Three current and potential Nevada charter schools have been awarded $1.4 million in Planning/Implementation subgrant awards by the Nevada Department of Education’s (NDE) Nevada Charter Schools Program.

“Increasing the opportunities for educationally disadvantaged students to have access to high-quality, effective programs is a priority in Nevada,” 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 of the new school.”

NDE was selected as a recipient of the federal Charter Schools Program for State Educational Agencies grant in 2015. As part of the federal grant, the Planning/Implementation subgrant provides start-up funding to eligible entities to support the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools. Recipients of Planning/Implementation subgrants have up to 36 months to complete their projects. The disbursement of funds is contingent upon receiving a charter contract from a Nevada charter school sponsor.

Charter schools receiving awards in this round of subgrant funding include: Doral Academy of Northern Nevada (DANN), $269,031; New America School – Las Vegas, $830,137; and Mater Academy of Northern Nevada (MANN), $364,988.

The Request for Applications for the next round of charter school subgrant funding will be released on June 30, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the Nevada Charter Schools Program subgrants, please contact Kimberly Carrubba, Education Program Professional at 775-687-7293 or

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