The SCSC may provide grants to state charter schools from the Emergency School Operations Fund to assist schools in resolving exceptional and unforeseen budget shortfalls arising from external or dynamic events outside the school’s control. Matters outside of the school’s control that may lead to use of the Emergency School Operations Fund include, but are not limited to, natural disasters, acts of terror or war, or other acts or interference by third parties in the school’s operation. The Emergency School Operations Fund is not to be used to assist schools experiencing budget shortfalls that result from a failure to account for routine school operations, accounting mistakes, general errors in judgment, or a lack of understanding regarding the state charter school funding formula.
This application is only for state charter schools that are operating in Georgia in the 2014-2015 school year. Schools must have and be able to demonstrate an exceptional and unforeseen budget shortfall arising from matters outside of the school’s control to be eligible for a grant from the Emergency School Operations Fund. Only schools that have a demonstrated record of legal, operational, and academic compliance are eligible to receive awards.
The application package must be physically received no later than 4:00 PM February 9, 2015. Applications received after that deadline will not be considered. Electronic and faxed applications packages will not be considered.