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NEW SCHOOLS GRANTS
New Schools for Alabama makes competitive grants to support the growth of new, high-quality charter schools. We have two grant programs: The School Founders Program and our CSP Grants.
The School Founders Program is a selective yearlong fellowship for aspiring charter school founders. Fellows in the program receive a yearlong salary stipend and participate in a full-time administrative residency with a high-performing charter school network. Fellows will also gain firsthand exposure to the most innovative charter school models around the country and will receive hands-on assistance throughout the startup process.
The CSP Grant - which stems from a $25M federal grant New Schools received in 2019 - provides selected applicants with a five-year startup grant of up to $1.5 million to support their costs during the planning year. Eligible applicants must be nonprofit organizations approved to launch a charter school that has not yet opened. Startup and district conversion charter schools alike are eligible.
Learn more and apply by selecting one of the links below.