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Facilities Financing for DC Public Charter Schools: Application and Funding

The Office of Public Charter School Financing and Support (OPCSFS) within the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) collects information from all potential borrowers applying for a direct loan and/or credit enhancement. To apply for funding through these programs, please complete the Application for a Direct Loan or Credit Enhancement.

Timeline for Submission

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Complete applications submitted by the third Friday of each month will be reviewed and considered for approval by the Public Charter School Credit Enhancement Committee at the following month’s committee meeting. Public meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. If the application is accepted for underwriting, applicants will be notified and should attend the public meeting.

Required Application Documents and Submission Process

For an application to be considered complete, the applicant must submit the following:

  • A completed Application for Direct Loan or Credit Enhancement
  • Underwriting Requirements – See checklist on pages 9-10

Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected].

Additional Facilities Financing Information for DC Public Charter Schools

For additional information about facilities financing for DC public charter schools, please select the links below.


Contact Us

For questions or additional information, please email [email protected].

The Direct Loan and Credit Enhancement Program is administered by OSSE’s Office of Public Charter School Financing and Support (OPCSFS) within the Division of Systems and Supports, K-12.

[Publication Date: Dec. 7, 2022]