California School Finance Authority

Charter School Facility Grant Program
(Senate Bill 740 Program)

Designed to provide annual assistance with rent and lease expenditures for charter school facilities.

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If you have any questions about the SB740 program, please contact CSFA.

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The Charter School Facility Grant Program provides annual assistance with facilities rent and lease expenditures to charter schools that meet eligibility criteria. Charter schools are awarded $1,117 per unit of classroom-based Average Daily Attendance (ADA), up to 75% of their annual facilities rent and lease costs for the school.

CSFA’s administration of the Charter School Facility Grant Program has resulted in an increase of funding to charter schools from $47 million in 2011-12 to $112 million in 2016-17. In addition to increased funding, CSFA has increased efficiencies for applicants by launching an on-line application process for the submission of documents for this grant. The on-line application has been a tremendous success – savings all applicants time and money!

SB 740 Emergency Regulation

The Emergency Rulemaking files related to the Charter School Facility Grant Program are: 1) Five-Day Notice regarding the Proposed Emergency Regulations; 2) the Finding of Emergency; 3) the Text of the Proposed Emergency Regulations; 4) the Invoice Expenditure Report and 5) Notice of Eligible Facility Costs:

SB740 2017-18 Application

The First Year Charter Schools Application opened September 8, 2017 and will close October 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

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