The 2019–2021 Public Charter School Program (PCSP) Start-Up Grant for charter schools authorized under Subchapters D and E was posted on the TEA Grants Opportunities website on November 30, 2018. The purpose of the 2019–2021 PCSP Start-Up Grant is to provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of state-authorized charter schools and to expand the number of high-quality charter schools available to students.
Eligible applicants for this discretionary grant opportunity include: open-enrollment charter schools authorized by the commissioner of education under the Generation 23 charter application pursuant to the TEC, Chapter 12, Subchapter D or Subchapter E; open-enrollment charter schools designated by the commissioner of education, for the 2019–2020 school year, as a new school under an existing charter; and open-enrollment charter schools designated by the commissioner of education, for the 2018–2019 school year, as new schools under existing charters that have never received PCSP Start-Up Grant funds. Note that open-enrollment charter schools submitting an application for a New School Designation for the 2019–2020 school year are considered eligible to apply for the grant. However, the commissioner must designate the campus as a new school under an existing charter prior to the charter receiving grant funding, if awarded.