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 online application process for the submission of documents for this grant. The online application has been a tremendous success – saving all applicants time and money!

SB740 2018-19 Online Application

The Application submission period is now open and will close on June 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Late Applications will not be accepted.

SB740 2018-19 Webinar

May 16, 2018 10:00 am - CSFA shall host a webinar to discuss the Program overview and updates to both the online application and regulations.

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