Charter Currents: Newsom Administration Surfaces Details of $4.6 Billion Expanded Learning Time and Academic Intervention Grants

Published January 19, 2021 20:18

Sacramento, CA—The Charter Schools Division of the California Department of Education (CDE) has posted a request for applications (RFA) for the Public Charter School Grant Program (PCSGP). The PCSGP provides funding to support planning, implementation, replication, and/or expansion of “high quality” charter schools. The post indicates that $6 million are available for 2020-23 grant cycle. The Department of Finance today released detailed draft legislation to implement Governor Newsom’s proposed $4.6 billion grant program to provide additional academic and other supports to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Newsom’s original budget proposal released on January 8, 2021 offered only a bare-bones summary while the legislation released today fills in most of the details.


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