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Welcome to 2013-2016 New York Charter School Dissemination Program Grant Opportunity!

The Charter School Office (CSO) has released its first-ever dissemination grant called the New York Charter School Dissemination Program. The purpose of this grant is to provide funds to support the dissemination of effective practices and programs that have been developed, tested, and proven successful in New York Charter Schools. Dissemination funds are made available to assist charter schools in disseminating their successful innovations to any district school(s) in New York through designated partnerships. We're excited about this opportunity, and are looking forward to your submissions!

Due Date:
Applications must be submitted electronically through this portal by 3:00 p.m. on March 15, 2013.

Eligible Applicants:
A charter school may apply for a dissemination grant if the charter school is in at least its fourth year of operation and is in “Good Standing” or “Reward” status under NYSED’s state accountability system for 2012-2013.

Individual awards are available for up to $500,000 for three years—two years for project implementation and one year for evaluation. Total funding is $5,000,000 for this grant program, and subject to availability of funds from the United States Department of Education.

Due Date for Questions: All questions must be emailed to no later than close of business February 27, 2013. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted at  on February 15, February 22, and March 1, 2013.

The letter of Intent (LOI) should be emailed to and received by February 22, 2013. (*The LOI is not a requirement for submitting a complete application by the application due date, but all prospective applicants are encouraged to submit an LOI in order to ensure appropriate resources are available for a timely and thorough review and rating process.) 

Applicant Submission Instructions:
1. By going to the website, you will be able to create your application account. Click “Sign Up” on the right hand side of the landing page and you will be sent to the account creation page. Once you have created your account, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions.
2. Once you have created your account, you will be directed to your main dashboard where you may find additional instructions if provided by the ReviewRoom Administrator as well as any tasks that you need to complete in order to submit your application. You will be able to sign in and out of the room as much or as little as desired.
3. To log back into your account in the future, go to, and sign in using the email address and the password you (previously) created.
4. If any additional resources and/or information about the application process have been provided, you may access these resources with a click on the “Resources” link in the upper right hand corner of your main dashboard.
5. To complete a task, you must simply click on it and the task will open for you. From there, you will upload the required documents. Once you have completed a task, you may preview your submission or download it for your files. Once you have completed all of the required tasks you must click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page to have your application sent onto the review panel. Here, you may also download the entire document for your files. Important: Documents in the Resources section, under the heading "File" must be submitted with the application.

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