Charter Schools Program Grant

In Louisiana, charter schools serve nearly 75,000 students – or more than 10 percent of the public school population. The Charter Schools Program grant will expand the number of high-quality charter schools in Louisiana by:

  • Providing critical start-up grants to new charter schools in their pre-opening period or first semester of operation

  • Providing dissemination grants to high-quality charter schools in order to share best practices for serving educationally disadvantaged students

The Department will allocate $7.6 million in Charter Schools Program grants over three years, beginning in the summer of 2016. 

Please contact Megha Upadhyaya at with questions.