Assistance Fund

The Colorado General Assembly created the Assistance Fund to assist Institute Charter Schools with the following in the form of interest free loans and grants:

 

Category 1: Matching moneys for the BEST program

Category 2: Financing repayment of moneys under CECFA or other loan

Category 3: Other capital construction costs

Category 4: Reasonable emergency grants or loans

 

The Institute Board has adopted rules and policy for the administration of the Charter School Institute Assistance Fund.  An Institute Charter School that seeks a grant or an interest-free loan may apply for funds through the Institute’s application process.

To apply for a loan or grant in categories 1 through 3 please download the Categories 1-3 Assistance Fund Loan Application. For further guidance refer to the Categories 1-3 Assistance Fund Evaluation Guidance and Rubric. Applications for categories 1 through 3 are accepted each year by February 28th.

To apply for a loan or grant in category 4 please download Category 4 Assistance Fund Loan Application. For further guidance refer to the Category 4 Assistance Fund Evaluation Guidance and Rubric. Applications for category 4 may be submitted at any time.

Review the Rules for the Administration of the Institute Charter School Assistance Fund.  
Review the
CSI Assistance Fund Administration Policy.

‚ÄčIf you have questions about the Assistance Fund or the application process please contact Ginger Lusty (gingerlusty@csi.state.co.us).