The Schoolhouse Network connects rural charter schools with resources and opportunities, notably including support increasing charter school access to USDA facility financing. Through an ongoing partnership with USDA, the Momentum team provides assistance to prospective USDA borrowers through two distinct programs. Schoolhouse Planning helps schools strategically align long-term planning for their growth and expansion along with a matching facility plan, and Schoolhouse Support increases the preparedness of financing applicants.
Resources: Learn more about the Schoolhouse Network at its website, 2020 Report on Charter Schools and USDA Financing USDA Community Facilities Handbook
Become Involved: Interested charter schools can connect with program resources and supports through one of several different initiatives (certain eligibility criteria tied to USDA funding may apply). Sign up for our Schoolhouse Network newsletter through the Contact Us form to stay updated.