ERIC Number: ED428461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Accessing Federal Programs: A Guidebook for Charter School Operators and Developers.
Klein, Don; Owens-West, Rose; Cohen, Jeff; Ogden, David
This guidebook provides basic information to assist charter schools in accessing the federal programs and resources available to them. The programs represented in this guide are those that are commonly considered the most beneficial to charter schools. Most of the programs are administered directly by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Chapter 1 provides a brief overview of ED, the Public Charter Schools Program, and the processes involved in applying for federal education funds; it contains examples of charter schools that have used federal funding. This chapter also describes sources of information on federal programs and provides overviews of the ED, the Public Charter School Program, the federal-funding process, variations in state laws and legal status of charter schools, responsibilities of utilizing federal funds, federal waivers, and federal legislation. Chapter 2 contains a matrix that introduces the 25 selected federal programs, including those that affect underserved students, school reform, and professional development, followed by indepth profiles and contacts for each of these programs. Chapter 3 describes other ED initiatives related to charter schools, and chapter 4 contains information for federally funded technical-assistance providers and other resources. Information for official state department of education contacts is provided in the appendix. (RJM)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Incentive Grants, Program Guides, School Funds
EDPubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Web Site: http://www.uscharterschools.org/tech_assist/menu_feder al.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.