Tennessee Department of Education grant program aims to expand charter schools with COVID-19 funds

Tennessee’s charter schools can apply for a share of $5 million in grant funds offered through the Tennessee Department of Education for support and expansion.

The grants, dubbed the Charter School Support and Expansion grant, are funded by federal COVID-19 relief. The aim of the grant program is to expand the number of charter school seats available to students in Tennessee.

“The Tennessee Department of Education is grateful to Gov. Bill Lee for making education funding for all schools a top priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said.

Tennessee received $63.6
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