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Introductory Webinar on Idaho’s Communities of Excellence Charter School Program (CSP) Grant
Bluum is expected to issue 19 sub grants of up to $800,000 each over the next five years. These grants are for: 1) opening and preparing for the operation of new, high quality public charter schools, or) replicating and expanding high-quality public charter schools.
After attending this webinar you will know who is eligible to apply for the CSP grants, the timeline for the grant competition, dates/times/locations of mandatory in person events designed to give hands on instruction on how to apply, and contacts for technical assistance throughout the process.
A recording will be available if you can’t attend the live event. All participants will be muted for the webinar, but we will have an interactive Q&A side board set up for answering any questions before the webinar ends.

Sep 4, 2019 09:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Terry Ryan
CEO @Bluum
Terry Ryan is CEO of Bluum and a member of the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho (ROCI) task force. Before moving to Idaho in August of 2013, Terry served as Vice-President for Ohio Programs and Policy at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute for twelve years. Terry began his career in education as a teacher in Poland and worked with the Polish Ministry of Education and the Foundation for Education for Democracy. In the 1990s, he served as research director for the UK-based 21st Century Learning Initiative. He is a member of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Policy Advisory Council. Terry has co-authored two books on education. Ohio’s Education Reform Challenges: Lessons from the Frontlines with Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Michael Lafferty of (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and The Unfinished Revolution with John Abbott (ASCD Press, 2000).
Marc Carignan
CFO @Bluum
Marc is CFO of Bluum and has a unique blend of corporate and non-profit experience in finance, accounting, information systems, internal controls and management. His career started in 1993 at Grant Thornton LLP. Marc worked with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to streamline financial data gathering, reconciliation and reporting for its 330 parishes, 220 elementary schools, 30 high schools and a dozen other Diocesan sub-entities. From 1998 to 2006, Marc served on the advisory board for Cal State Fullerton’s “Certificate in Financial Planning and Management for Nonprofit Organizations” offered through their extended education department. The advisory board created the program, developed all curriculum, and taught classes targeting non-profit employees and board members. Marc specialized in teaching about non-profit tax, accounting & reporting topics. Before joining Bluum in late 2014, Marc spent fourteen years as a hands-on finance, information systems & operations manager in California.
Amy Felton-Toth
Director of Federal Grants and Support @Bluum
Please contact Amy with any questions at grantscsp@bluum.org