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SOAR Act Request for Applications (RFA)

Monday, June 6, 2016

Request For Application (RFA) Release Date: June 6, 2016
Intent to Apply Deadline (Mandatory): June 17, 2016
Pre-Application Conferences (Mandatory): June 13-17, 2016
Application Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016

Overview of the SOAR Act

The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act, Pub. L. 112-10, 125 Stat. 199, is a federal law that authorizes funding for District of Columbia (DC) public charter schools “to improve and expand quality public charter schools in the District of Columbia.” §3004(b)(2). Each year, OSSE’s Office of Public Charter School Financing and Support (OPCSFS) submits an application to the US Department of Education (USED) describing how it will administer the funds. Evidence of public consultation is a required component of the application process and OPCFS sought stakeholder feedback during the summer of 2015 prior to submitting the FFY2015 application to USED on September 1, 2015. USED approved the application and issued a Grant Award Notice (GAN) to OSSE on May 5, 2016.

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