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The North Carolina Office of Charter Schools is currently implementing the North Carolina Advancing Charter Collaboration and Excellence for Student Success (NC ACCESS) Program through a $36.6 million Public Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to:

  1. Award 60 school-level subgrants to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students attending high-quality charter schools;
  2. Create a cohort of 160 charter school leaders who can develop and demonstrate best practices in serving educationally disadvantaged students; and
  3. Broadly disseminate best practices in serving educationally disadvantaged students and foster collaboration in the charter school community and between charter schools and traditional public schools.

The 2022-23 NC ACCESS subgrant application cycle is designated for eligible charter schools scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year. Eligible applicants have been notified of their opportunity to apply. Letters of Intent for the 2022-23 cycle are due May 2, 2022 and full applications are due July 1, 2022. Please visit for more information. Below are resources for prospective applicants.

Prospective Applicant Guidance

Subgrant Application

Subgrant Budget Template

Application Scoring Rubric

For all NC ACCESS Program questions, please email us or call 984-236-2700.