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Public Charter School Financing and Support
The Office of Public Charter School Financing and Support (OPCSFS) was created in the FY 2003 Appropriations Act. The OPCSFS manages several programs for public charter school facility financing, including the Revolving Direct Loan Fund for Public Charter School Improvement; the Revolving Credit Enhancement Fund; the Charter School Incubator Facility Initiative; and various Facility Incentive Grant programs like the City Build Grant, the Public Facilities Grant, and the Facility Modernization and Expansion Grant. In addition, the OPCSFS manages the District’s federal Charter Schools Program grant from the United States Department of Education, which funds the start-up and implementation of new public charter schools.
The OPCSFS also funds or has funded various programs to improve public charter school quality, such as Quality Schools Incentive grants, Public Charter School Teacher Compensation grants, and the Charter Schools Support Services grant. In the future, the OPCSFS will continue to provide financing, technical assistance, and grants to improve the number and quality of public charter school seats, as well as support the dissemination of best practices and innovation between all DC public schools, both charter and traditional public schools.
The Office of Public Charter School Financing and Support’s mission is to provide efficient support and assistance for the creation and sustainability of high quality public charter schools.
The OPCSFS will lead the nation in supporting the highest quality public charter schools.
For more information, please contact the Interim Director of Fiscal Operations and Grants Management, Faida Fuller, at Faida.email@example.com.
Programs and Projects:
- Request for Applications: Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act Competition
- Facilities Financing for DC Public Charter Schools
- Funding for New and Expanding DC Public Charter School Campuses
- Funding Opportunities to Support Quality Initiatives
- Helpful Resources for Charter School Financing and Support
- Funding Opportunities for the DC Charter School Sector
- Historical Funding for the DC Charter School Sector