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Timeline

The ICSB holds two application cycles per year: one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Below, please find the timelines for Spring and Fall 2016 application cycles.

Spring 2016 Application Timeline

DATE ACTIVITY
January 8 The ICSB releases the Request for Proposals.
February 15 The Letter of Intent form is due. All applicants are required to complete and submit this non-binding form indicating interest in applying to the ICSB. The forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST.  
February 16 The ICSB holds a WebEx training session to provide applicants with an overview of Review Room and the application components. The WebEx will be held at 3pm and can be accessed here.  
March 14 Proposals are due. All material must be submitted in complete and final form by 11:59 p.m. EST.
April 22 –May 6 Applicant capacity interviews are held. Evaluators will interview applicant teams to explore questions and concerns raised by the applications and to assess founding team capacity to implement the proposed program effectively.
April 25 –  May 10 Public hearings are held. As required by Indiana law, public hearings will be held to allow for public comment from community members. Representatives from the ICSB and Board members attend.
Last week in May Board meeting is held. ICSB Board members will conduct a final Q&A with each applicant group and make qualification decisions based on recommendations from ICSB staff and any additional information considered by the ICSB.

Fall 2016 Application Timeline 

DATE ACTIVITY
July 18 The ICSB releases the Request for Proposals.
August 8 The Letter of Intent form is due.  All applicants are required to complete and submit this non-binding form indicating interest in applying to the ICSB.  The forms must be submitted to charter-applications@icsb.in.gov by 11:59 p.m. EST.
August 22 ICSB will host a WebEx to explain the application submission process.  Details will be determined at a later date.
September 12 Proposals are due.  All material must be submitted in complete and final form to Epicenter by 11:59 p.m. EST.  
September 19 Public Comment Period Opens.  Public comments can be submitted to charter-applications@icsb.in.gov. 
October 17-21 Applicant Capacity Interview.  ICSB staff will interview applicant teams to explore quesitons and concerns from the applications and to assess founding team capacity to implement the proposed program effectively.  
November 7-11 Public hearings are held.  As required by Indiana law, public hearings will be held to allow for public comment from community members.  
November 9 Public Comment period ends.
Week of November 21 Board meeting is held.  Board meeting is held.  ICSB Board members will conduct a final Q and A with each applicant group and make qualification decision based on recommendations from ICSB staff and any additional information considered by the ICSB.  NOTE: Date subject to change due to board member availability.)