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New School NMCSP Subgrant Competition

New School NMCSP Subgrant Competition 2019-06-12T10:45:33-06:00

New School NMCSP Subgrant Competition

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­As part of the grant application, the Department established the following funding goals:

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Total Amount Grants Total Amount Grants Total Amount Grants Total Amount Grants Total Amount Grants
$1,605,581.31 2 $1,497,601.26 2 $2,268,654.83 3 $3,211,162.61 4 $3,527,967.89 4

Award amounts are based on the school’s proposed grade levels and proposed enrollment at the school’s cap in the fifth year, but shall not exceed $900,000. Funding will be calculated using the following per pupil amounts:

Elementary School – K-5 Middle School – 6-8 High School – 9-12
$2,200 $2,000 $2,300

 

ELIGIBILITY

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Entities eligible for the New School NMCSP Subgrant are those entities who:

  • have applied to an authorized public chartering authority* in New Mexico to operate a charter school and provided adequate and timely notice to that authorized public chartering authority;
  • demonstrate the capacity to create a high-quality charter school – as defined in ESEA section 4310(8);
  • are selected as the highest scoring applicants through a rigorous application and peer review process.

*NOTE: If the local authorizer does not use the PEC-approved New Charter School Application template, applicants must submit a blank copy of the local authorizer’s application to NMCSP Grant Program Manager (leslie.kelly@state.nm.us) prior to moving to Phase 1. Applications not meeting minimum standards of rigor may be required to complete one or more sections of the PEC-approved application.caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­This competitive subgrant application process consists of two phases.

Phase 1 –

In the first phase, applicants must submit a new charter school application to operate a charter school to an authorized public chartering authority in New Mexico and the applicant must have provided adequate and timely notice to that authorized public chartering authority. Applicants who submit to an authorized public chartering authority other than the Public Education Commission will need to ensure the NMCSP program manager receives a copy of the application. Applications not meeting minimum standards of rigor may be required to complete one or more sections of the PEC-approved application.

  • The application submitted to the authorized public chartering authority will qualify as a New School NMCSP Subgrant Competition Phase 1 application if the new charter school application is identical to the 2018 Public Education Commission new charter school application.
  • An applicant who submits a new charter school application, which is not identical to the Public Education Commission new charter school application, must submit the local-authorizer’s application that includes any additional requested information to qualify as a New School NMCSP Subgrant Competition Phase 1 application.

Visit the Public Education Commission’s New Application Page to download the Public Education Commission new charter school application Parts A through D and required appendices.

Download the New School NMCSP Subgrant Competition Phase I application.

Phase 1 applications submitted through the Public Education Commission’s new application process will be scored through that evaluation process. Phase 1 applications submitted through a different authorized public chartering authority’s new application process will be evaluated by the NMCSP using the same evaluation process as the Public Education Commission’s new application evaluation process. This process includes the use of a consensus review by a peer review team—including one licensed NM teacher, one licensed NM business official, one licensed NM administrator, and one former or current charter school authorizer or authorizing staff, or high level education policy expert—selected through a rigorous evaluation process.

The Phase 1 application will also include attendance by NMCSP program staff at the community input hearing held by the authorized public chartering authority to which the applicant submits their Phase 1 application.

To be eligible to move to Phase 2 of the New School NMCSP Subgrant Competition, an applicant must meet the following scoring requirements for the Phase 1 application:

  • No response is evaluated as “Falls Far Below the Criteria”;
  • No more than 3 responses may be evaluated as “Approaches the Criteria” in any one section of the application; and
  • The applicant must earn 80% of the available points or more.

Phase 2 –

In the second phase of the New School NMCSP Subgrant Competition, applicants meeting the minimum scoring requirements in Phase 1:

  • Complete and submit a subgrant application, and
  • Complete a school leader interview.

Phase 1 applicants will be notified by the NMCSP program manager if they are eligible to move on to the Phase 2 application process.

SUBGRANT APPLICATION

The application requires applicants to describe the planned activities under the subgrant funding for the term of the subgrant requested. The application also requires applicants to provide a budget for the requested term of the subgrant detailing anticipated expenditures broken down on a quarterly basis. The application scoring requirements are as follows:

  • No response is evaluated as “Falls Far Below the Criteria”;
  • No more than 3 responses may be evaluated as “Approaches the Criteria”; and
  • The applicant must earn 80% of the available points or more.

Download the New School NMCSP Subgrant Competition Phase II application.

Download the New School NMCSP Subgrant Competition Phase II application appendix A, which is the budget form.

 

SUBGRANT AWARDS

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Applicants that meet the minimum scoring requirements will be eligible for grant funding. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of available grants based on the funding available and the amount of subgrant awards generated through the subgrant funding formula, the highest scoring applicants will be awarded grants.

 

Page last updated June 12, 2019