Opportunity 180 invests in high-quality and innovative schools and leaders committed to serving Nevada students in areas of greatest need.
We have two grant programs: Opportunity 180 Grants and the Great Schools for Nevada CSP Federal Grant.
Opportunity 180 Grants are comprised of various types of grants: Planning Grants are awarded to fund the expansion of high-performing public schools interested in expanding their positive impact to serve Clark County students and families in areas of greatest need. We also accept applications for founding school teams who have a clear vision and strategic plan to launch a school in areas of greatest need. Year 0 Grants are for public charter schools that have already received authorization and are preparing to launch a school. Year 0 Grants offset some of the one-time startup costs required to launch new schools or to transform underperforming schools into high-performing ones. The Opportunity 180 Grants program accepts applications on a rolling basis. High-Quality Teacher Recruitment/Retention Grant and Strategic Planning Grant are for public charter schools that have already received a grant from Opportunity 180 and are in year 1 or beyond of school opening.
Great Schools for Nevada Charter School Program (CSP) Grant: The Great Schools for Nevada Charter School Program (CSP) provides financial assistance to State Entities to support charter schools that serve elementary and secondary schools in a given state. Under the federal program, Opportunity 180 makes subgrants to eligible applicants for the purpose of opening new public charter schools, replicating, or expanding high-quality public charter schools. The Great Schools for Nevada CSP federal grant program has two cycles per year and does not accept applications on a rolling basis.