Since 1994, the U.S. Department of Education has provided grants to support state charter school planning and implementation efforts (Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). The purpose of the Charter Schools Program (CSP) is to expand the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the nation by providing financial assistance for planning, program design, and initial implementation of public charter schools; evaluation of the effects of charter schools; and the dissemination of information about charter schools and successful practices in charter schools.
Idaho does not currently have a CSP grant. Start-up funds are not available through the Idaho State Department of Education at this time. Information about applying to the US Department of Education is available at their Charter School Program web site.