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Office of Innovation and Improvement; Overview Information: Charter School Programs; Notice reopening fiscal year (FY) 2009 competition for Charter School Programs

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.282A.


On December 15, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (73 FR 76014) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2009 for the Charter School Programs (CSP). The original notice for the FY 2009 CSP competition established a January 29, 2009, deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under this program. For this competition, applicants are required to submit their applications electronically through the Governmentwide site ( experienced a substantial increase in application submissions that resulted in system slowness on the deadline date. For this reason we are reopening and establishing new deadline dates for the FY 2009 competition for CSP. Applicants must refer to the notice inviting applications for new awards that was published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2009 (73 FR 76014) for all other requirements concerning this reopened competition. The new deadline dates are:

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 25, 2009.

Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically using the Apply site ( For information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application electronically, please refer to section IV. 6. Other Submission Requirements in the December 15, 2008, notice (73 FR 76016).


For all applicants submitting a new application in accordance with this notice, please note that you must use the current application package posted on That is, will reject any submission from the earlier application package, which was available on through the original application deadline of January 29, 2009.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: April 27, 2009.

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Leslie Hankerson or Jeanne Siegel, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4W249, Washington, DC 20202-5970. Telephone: (202) 205-8524 or (202) 205-5482, or by e-mail: or

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting either program contact person listed in this section.

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Any eligible applicant may apply for funding under this program by the deadline date established in this notice. Eligible applicants that submitted their applications for the CSP FY 2009 competition to the Department before the competition's original deadline date of January 29, 2009, 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, are not required to resubmit their applications or re-apply in order to be considered for FY 2009 awards under this program. We encourage eligible applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid any problems with submitting electronic applications on the deadline date. The deadline for submission of applications will not be extended any further.

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Delegation of Authority: The Secretary of Education has delegated authority to Margo Anderson, Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement to perform the functions of the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement.

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Dated: February 12, 2009.

Margo Anderson,

Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement.

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[FR Doc. E9-3407 Filed 2-17-09; 8:45 am]