INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education is pleased to announce Indiana has been named the recipient of the United States Department of Education’s Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter School Program (CSP) grant.
“Indiana is committed to ensuring our students receive a quality education,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “This federal grant specifically targets the implementation, administration, research and evaluation of charter schools.”
Indiana was one of 21 applicants. Through a strict United States Department of Education peer review process, Indiana was selected to receive the amount of $24,002,291.00 for the first budget period (10/01/2017 through 09/30/2019). The remainder of the $59,966,575 will be distributed over the course of the 5 years. A minimum of 50 schools will benefit from such an impressive grant.
The Indiana Department of Education worked in partnership with various charter school authorizers and charter school organizations in order to submit the application. The Mind Trust played a critical role in assisting with the crafting of the proposal by serving as a collaborator to ensure state and local needs were being addressed.
For more information on the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter School Program, please visit: https://innovation.ed.gov/what-we-do/charter-schools/state-entities/.