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COVID-19 Crisis Grant Opportunity for NYC Charter Schools


The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for New York City’s schools, students and their families. The Charter Center has received an anonymous donation to help NYC’s charter schools rise to the challenge of equitably and successfully supporting the remote learning needs of all of their students.

The COVID-19 Crisis Grants are intended to ensure schools have immediate access to funding for such resources as technology (hardware and software), online platforms, internet access, and any other resources/basic needs necessary for high quality remote instruction.


Charter schools may request up to $30,000 to reimburse themselves for recent COVID-19 remote learning expenses as well as upcoming expenditures. A finite amount of grants are available at this time; grant determinations will be made by an Application Review Committee.


This grant opportunity is open to all New York City charter schools serving students during the 2019-20 school year that can articulate an urgent need for funds to support students’ remote learning during this time of crisis.


Charter schools must complete and submit a brief online application form, outlining their challenges, needs, and expenditures.


The donors have asked the Charter Center to facilitate a rapid grant application process. Applications will be accepted and evaluated by an Application Review Team on a rolling basis through this Friday, March 27. Awards will be granted and funds transferred by Tuesday, March 31.


Please contact Randall Iserman, Director of School Supports & Development.

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